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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 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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Size Doesn’t Matter

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Say you want to spend around a million bucks to buy a house.  Wouldn’t it be useful to know how much houses typically go for per square foot in that price range?  Then you could take the square footage of … Continue reading

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Is Buying a House a Good Investment?

Among the scions of the real estate industry presenting at the Fisher Conference (see my previous post) was none other than Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist and Vice President of Freddie Mac.  He had a doozy of a slide set.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Noe Valley: The Condo/TIC market

At long last, here’s the promised data on Noe Valley condos and TIC’s. First, a look back (in anger?) at the make-up of Noe Valley sales in 2009. Note that there were more than twice as many condos sold as … Continue reading

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Noe Valley Still Goin’ Down?

Back in May 2009, I showed that Noe Valley was not immune from the slump in prices affecting the rest of the city, despite suggestions to the contrary from real estate agents, mavens and media. Have things gotten any better?  … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2009: Half-Empty or Half-Full?

Less than two months into the new year and a brand new decade and already 2009 may seem as far away as a bad dream – assuming you still have a job. It’s hard to remember just how close to … Continue reading

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New Year’s Greetings

Another glorious winter’s day in San Francisco.  My family and I biked over the GG Bridge to Sausalito and then took the ferry back to Fisherman’s Wharf. Thirty-five years in this town and I’ve only done that ride twice.   The … Continue reading

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TICs, San Francisco’s Involuntary Reflex — Part 3: The Condo Premium Per Square Foot? Or not…

Last post, we determined that the current difference between the average (annual) price of a condo and that of a TIC is  $86,000, down from a high of $124,364 in 2006.  (That’s a 30%+ drop, by the way.)  Here’s the … Continue reading

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TICs, San Francisco’s Involuntary Reflex: Part 2 — The Data

There are weeks when I look through the new listings on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and it seems like there are more TICs for sale than condominiums.  Turns out, this just isn’t true.  Here’s a chart showing relative sales … Continue reading

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