Category Archives: Market news

With Facebook Not Looking So Good, Is the Bloom Off the Rose in San Francisco’s Residential Home Market

My wife likes to remind me that I always seem to think that the stock market is heading down.  Though I don’t generally think of myself as a half empty kind of guy, there may be some truth to the … Continue reading

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Social Media Boom Fuels San Francisco’s Rental and Home Sales Market

Hard on the heels of my last post that covered sky-rocketing home prices and rents comes yesterday’s front-page New York Times article on how San Francisco is at the epicenter of the new social networking/media boom. Did you like this? Share … Continue reading

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Listed to Luxe in Under 30 Days

San Francisco’s Luxury Home Market Doing Very Well, Thank You Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where It’s Due

In my opinion, most real estate brokerage companies’ and their agents’ websites/blogs don’t provide a lot of useful market information.  And that’s being polite.  There are some exceptions, however, and one is Paragon Real Estate Group. Did you like this? … Continue reading

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The 2011 San Francisco Residential Wrap-Up: Things Are (Are Not) Looking Up

    Where do you think the market went in 2011?  Come on.  Take a guess.  If you believe my own SF Association of Realtors “stronger affordability conditions, a lower cost of owning versus renting, and declining foreclosures, continue to … Continue reading

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Who to Believe? Case Shiller or Ken Rosen

Case Shiller may be talking about double dip but Ken Rosen sees a somewhat brighter future for San Francisco’s residential real estate market. Here’s the doom and gloom at the national level from the recently released Case Shiller Report for … Continue reading

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Price-Shopping San Francisco’s Neighborhoods

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  San Francisco’s most expensive neighborhood?  In 2010, Pacific Heights beat out Sea Cliff by a long shot with a median price home costing a cool $3.5 million.  (And after witnessing the tsunami in Japan, people may be willing to … Continue reading

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Noe Valley Sales Distribution Returns to Normal in 2010

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The median price of a single family home in Noe Valley in 2010 was $1,221,500.  The median price of a condo or TIC was substantially less, at $768,000. Total sales for the year were 233 units, divided evenly between homes … Continue reading

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Noe Valley Back Smartly in 2010

    After nearly two years of sharp declines, Noe Valley single family home prices recovered smartly in 2010.  Not enough, however, for anyone to claim that Noe Valley is somehow immune from market forces affecting the rest of San … Continue reading

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What’s A Better Value in San Francisco, A Condo or a Home? (Part 2)

In my last post, I included a chart that showed both single family homes and condos stuck in relatively narrow price ranges over the last 18 months or so.  At the end of 2010 the median price of a single … Continue reading

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