Tiki Bars in San Francisco

With San Francisco’s rainy winters and foggy summers, sometimes you need to go inside to find a ray of sunshine. Tiki bars got their start right here in the Bay Area with Trader Vic’s (now in Emeryville), but these San Francisco bars carry on the tradition.

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February 2019 Market Report

Heading into February, there are many indications that San Francisco’s real estate market is poised for positive movement, but there are other factors at play as well. Read on to find out the state of the real estate market in San Francisco now.

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January 2019 Market Report

There were almost too many local, national and international political, economic, social and ecological factors impacting the 2018 market to count. Looking at 2019, there are many wild cards whose impacts are difficult to predict. Check out my recap of 2018 and my prediction for 2019!

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December Market Report

After 7 years of strong market recovery (or "up cycle"), there are preliminary signs of notable shifts in the market - but the magnitude of the changes vary considerably by property type and zip code. Though everyone wants to jump to definitive conclusions, it would be premature to confidently predict the course of a sustained, longer-term transition, if that is what is occurring. There are a lot of spinning plates in local, national and international economies and politics right now.

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Mixed Signals in San Francisco Real Estate Market

November Market Report - Autumn markets in counties around the Bay Area have seen significant shifts, with wide variance in the magnitude of these changes between counties. So far, San Francisco itself has seen less dramatic changes than  other local markets such as Santa Clara and Sonoma Counties.

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October Market Report

Due mostly to seasonal issues, median sales prices typically drop in Q3 from Q2 peaks, and did so this year as well. The median SF house price was up 15% and the median condo price was up 4% from Q3 2017. The other Bay Area counties also saw substantial year-over-year increases in median home sales prices in Q3 2018.

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San Francisco Market Report

Inventory and demand ebb and flow dramatically in the SF market. The spring selling season is the most active overall, a period in the Bay Area that can stretch from late February to mid-June. The market then slows down for the mid-summer holidays. Autumn is the second major selling season, but is much shorter, running from after Labor Day to early-mid November.

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