Median Price Jumps in October & Advantages to Buying in the Off Season

November 2017 Report Wow, what an October that was! Here is what is covered in this post. The median house price in San Francisco surged to a new level. The fall selling season is coming to a close—and I’ll tell you why you should buy during the wintertime. Tax changes are proposed—and you are probably..

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12 Nov 2017
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Are We Seeing a Buyer’s Market? It Depends on the Price Point

Year over year, a low-inventory homes market dropped even lower, while buyer demand increased to keep the pot boiling in San Francisco through the third quarter. The number of new listings coming on market in September, which is usually the month of the year with the highest number of new listings, is down considerably from..

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14 Oct 2017
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SF Housing in Perspective

Sometimes the best thing to do is to look back in time to get perspective on a topic. With San Francisco real estate being such a big investment knowing when to buy or sell is important.  These charts represent a broad look at the San Francisco market. Each neighborhood, and at times areas within the..

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27 Sep 2017
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A Hot Autumn Market in San Francisco?

Happy San Francisco summer!  As the rest of the country starts to think fall, we in San Francisco get to enjoy our warmest weather—and have already had a major taste of it with last week’s heat wave.  This month’s weather remains to be seen, but the real estate climate in September is typically hot. It’s..

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10 Sep 2017
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Bay Area Demographics

A Survey of San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Markets & Demographics It is mid-summer – what better time to look across the bay area for both real estate trends and general demographics.  It is helpful way to determine where you might want to purchase investment property, a second home, or relocate! Having complete confidence in..

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01 Aug 2017
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Mid-Year Housing Report

A Very Hot Spring After hitting new monthly highs in May, San Francisco houses and condos hit new quarterly peaks in Q2 2017. However, median house price appreciation, $100,000 above its previous high, has been more dramatic over the past 2 years than median condo price appreciation, which has mostly plateaued due to the surge..

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16 Jul 2017
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A Second Wind for San Francisco Real Estate?

The Market Shifts Again after Cooling in 2016 Since the year began, preliminary data has been trickling in regarding the commercial and residential real estate markets. Indications are that things may be heating up again after a slightly slow start to the year. My take on what is happening in the market is that the November..

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08 Jun 2017
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Dogpatch – Neighborhood History and Update

Dogpatch, also known by the less fun name of Central Waterfront, is a neighborhood that is rapidly changing. Many years ago I would rarely venture in to this area as they was little there besides industry, the Hell’s Angels club, and a scattering of single family homes. Over the past 5-10 years the neighborhood has really blossomed…

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Four Ways to Build Wealth in Real Estate in San Francisco

Quick Market Update I had the pleasure of listening to renowned real estate economist Carole Rodoni recently. I always find her talks fascinating, and I wanted to share some of her insights on our market. She believes (as do I) that our market is shifting back to local normalcy, or at least what passes for..

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02 Apr 2017
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2017 Market Trends

Where is the market headed in 2017? My trusty Magic 8 Ball says “ask again later.”  The beginning of the year is always tricky to know how the market will perform. How much of an impact the new administration’s policies will have on our local market is unclear.  What I do know is that, in general,..

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06 Mar 2017
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