San Francisco led the Bay Area and the nation when its real estate recovery began in early 2012. Within the city itself, the more affluent neighborhoods led the rebound from the 2008 – 2011 recession and saw the highest rates of home price appreciation. That dynamic began to shift in 2014, when the more affordable neighborhoods began..
In 1993, my husband and I moved in to a sizable one-bedroom apartment on Dolores Street between 18th and 19th. Today, anyone would be jealous of that location, but when we moved in it was a different neighborhood. There were bullet holes in glass panes on the front of the building. Dolores Park was used for little..
The pained groan of a creaky floor. A whisper that turns into a howl when wind blows through a drafty window. Light fixtures that sway seemingly without provocation. For many of us who live in San Francisco’s Victorian or Edwardian homes, these are just everyday occurrences that we accept as par for the course. But..
Autumn through early winter is a key time to buy in San Francisco. From now through early January, buyers tend to drop out of the market as the holiday season creates distractions in people’s lives. Of course, inventory also decreases, but what listings there are generally see less interest than in the peak season, often..
Congrats to my clients M&S for landing this beautiful 4 bedroom condo in the trendy Mission Dolores neighborhood. What a find! There are five units in this HOA, but two, including the one my clients purchased, are in a standalone building in the interior of the block, isolating them from the bustle of busy street..
The above chart shows the annual, compound, median-sales-price appreciation rate for San Francisco houses, by neighborhood, since 1994. Using 1994 median sales price and calculating appreciation through to the 2015 YTD median sales price shows you can see which neighborhood performed the best. (Return on cash investment percentages are higher, since that calculation starts with a 20%-of-median-price downpayment.) I..
Normally, the market slows in San Francisco over the summer. People take vacations, spend time with their families, and enjoy the warm weather that usually is found outside city limits. Typically, that trend changes right after Labor Day, when inventory spikes. (In fact, September is usually the single month with the greatest number of new listings.)..
TRID: The New Reg on the Block By the time you read this, TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures, or TRID, will be in effect and it will change both the mortgage disclosures you will receive and the timeline by which you can close. Here are the key differences you will notice on your next purchase or refinance:..
Real estate markets are essentially determined by the balance – or imbalance, as is often the case – between buyer demand and seller supply of homes to purchase. Underlying that dynamic are economic, political and demographic factors – some local, some not – such as population growth, employment, new home construction, high-tech booms, consumer confidence,..
Congrats to my clients on the sale of their amazing building in the heart of Noe Valley! They took amazing care of this building so I know their next place will be equally loved.