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Noe Valley Comes Roaring Back

While single family home prices for San Francisco as a whole can’t seem to recover beyond being around 18% down from their all-time highs, Noe Valley home prices have come roaring back since the start of the year. The three … Continue reading

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Spring Arrives in Noe Valley and Home Sales Warm Up

January is the cruelest month for the housing market. Every winter, sales flatline for a month or two, before reviving with the spring. This year, there were just seven sales in Noe Valley (Subdistrict 5.C) in January and February.  That’s … 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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Case-Shiller Sounds a Cautiously Positive Note

Last week, Case-Shiller released January data for its closely watched national housing index.  Nationally, things are looking up – well, make that flat.  And that’s good news. In the wonderfully backward language of the report, the index’s year over year … Continue reading

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Forget Statistics: 714 Duncan Loses 23% in 18 months

Catching up on the endless paper-work the other night, I came across that rare thing:  a property that sells twice in a relatively short time with no major renovations performed in the interim. This “sales matching” technique is what the … Continue reading

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A Faltering Housing Market?

George may have left office a year ago, but there appears to be a growing consensus that the likely shape of the recovery will be a “W.”  How appropriate, if you believe that we are reaping the bitter fruit of … Continue reading

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Fears of a New Chill In Home Sales

That was the title of an October 27 article in the New York Times, and, as one of my readers and clients pointed out, it’s what I’ve been tentatively suggesting as a possible scenario for this winter. See here, for … Continue reading

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Dead Cat Bounce?

At the end of last month, the media was full of Case-Shiller’s upbeat report on the national housing market for July 2009, its most recent reporting month. Three months of improving sales “continue to support an indication of stabilization in … Continue reading

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Case Shiller Chimes in With Good News: US Down only 17%!

Case-Shiller published its closely watched indices yesterday.  Hooray! The broadest CS index shows that the rate of decline in the nation’s largest housing markets has reversed in recent months.  Now we’re only going down 16% year over year instead of … Continue reading

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