Income, Affluence, and the Cost of Housing

  Housing Affordability in the San Francisco Bay Area How does 2016 affordability compare with 2007, the height of the bubble? What income is required to buy a median priced house in SF, Alameda or Marin? Which Bay Area county has the highest median household income? How many thousands of Bay Area households are in..



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15 Aug 2016
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Just Listed – 720 Sanchez St.

Views, views, views! This 3 BR/1.5 BA home offers sweeping northeastern vistas from the living areas and master bedroom over downtown, the bay, and the East Bay hills. Though just steps away from bustling Dolores Park and the shops and restaurants in the vibrant 18th Street/Valencia Corridor, this covetable Dolores Heights location is serene. Built..



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San Francisco Residential Construction Pipeline

The San Francisco Business Times performed a superb in-depth analysis of the many housing projects, rental and sale, market rate and affordable, currently in the Planning Department new construction pipeline, breaking out and describing major projects of 60 units or more, and mapping them as well. Above is my attempt to boil down much of that information into..



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SOLD! Congrats to ZP!

Congrats to ZP for landing this Arts & Crafts gem with many of its original details intact. Built in the late 20s, this home has abundant light and a great floor plan. Front living/dining rooms have bay windows and barrel ceilings. The original wood-burning fireplace with ornamental tiles flanked by gorgeous built-in cabinets finish off the public rooms.  There are two..



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09 Jul 2016
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2016: A Transitional Market So Far

There’s no question that changes have been afoot in the SF housing market in the first half of 2016. A transitional market often sends mixed signals. For example, condo prices, especially in areas where there has been a lot of new construction, have softened. Single family homes, by contrast, are still competitive. There are more price reductions happening than..



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09 Jul 2016
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Dog-Friendly Bars in SF

Summer’s a great time to pop out and responsibly enjoy an adult beverage with your best friend. Lucky for us, there are many watering holes around the city that allow us to bring our dogs. Here are a few of my favorite spots. Perhaps you’ll see me there with my little guy, Giro. Looking for..



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08 Jul 2016
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SOLD! Congrats to SH!

Congrats to my client SH for closing on this great top floor condo. Just steps from CalTrain, restaurants, bars, and shops in the Dogpatch neighborhood. This loft style condo has large west facing windows, open plan living space, a large bedroom level, and a two full bathrooms. An in-unit wash dryer and parking is an..



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14 Jun 2016
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New Construction Update

Once a year my broker takes me on an open bus tour of all the new construction projects around San Francisco. I love the tour as it really shows where the development is happening, progress on multi-year projects, and where the next development is about to break ground.  There is obviously a lot of construction..



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Wealth, Employment, Demand: Effects on SF Housing

My Take On the Current Market I am asked all the time, “I hear the market is shifting. Should I buy/sell now?”  Yes, the market is shifting a bit, but it is difficult to say if this is temporary bump or a long-term trend.  Single Family Homes are still selling above asking, but condos in..



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06 Jun 2016
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SOLD! Congrats to JC

Congrats to my client JC for purchasing this amazing two bedroom, two bath condo in Eureka Valley / Castro.  This home is fully detached and is one of the grandest victorians in the neighborhood. Thirteen foot ceilings with oversized windows in all directions provide an abundance of light.  Generous sized rooms, renovated baths, deeded deck..



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