Market Conditions

What Costs How Much…and Where

Low, High & Median Sales Prices & Average Dollar per Square Foot SF MLS Home Sales: February 15, 2010 – August 15, 2010 Median Sales Price is that price at which half the properties sold for more and half for less. It may be affected by “unusual” events in any particular period or by changes […]

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The Sky is Not Falling in San Francisco

Late August 2010 Update In the past week or two, there have been hundreds of sky-is-falling articles in every major media outlet about how home sales drastically slumped in July when compared with June and May, or as compared to July of last year, both nationally and in the Bay Area. And that this indicates […]

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Luxury Home Values Hold Steady in Second Quarter

The second quarter 2010 results for the First Republic Prestige Home Index were released today: Luxury Home Values (…)

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Week by Week Market Performance Charts

Week by Week Charts through August 15th, for the past 6 Months: SFD, Condo, TIC, 2-4 Unit Buildings Market trend charts that track by month and by quarter are more useful, but these weekly-bar charts are snapshots of most recent activity. Homes Accepting Offers: Relatively stable  Homes For Sale: Declining as summer proceeds. As […]

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Underwater? FHA Refinance Program

FHA LAUNCHES SHORT REFI OPPORTUNITY FOR UNDERWATER HOMEOWNERS Effort designed to encourage principal write-downs for responsible borrowers WASHINGTON – In an effort to help responsible homeowners who owe more on their mortgage than the value of their property, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today provided details on the adjustment to its refinance […]

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Fascinating Article on Investment Properties

Looking to invest in other markets? Let me help you find an agent. Vulture investors: They’re back – and making a bundle By Les Christie, staff writerAugust 5, 2010 NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — These are the glory days of the residential real estate investor. Low prices, rock-bottom interest rates and stable rental markets have created […]

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Mortgage rates drop to new low

National average for a 30-year fixed loan is at 4.49 percent By ALAN ZIBEL Associated Press Mortgage rates dropped to the lowest level on record for the sixth time in seven weeks, offering the most attractive opportunity in decades for those who qualify to refinance or purchase a home. Government-controlled mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said […]

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Rosen Consulting Group Forecasts Overall Positive Year for San Francisco Housing Market

Rosen Consulting Group Forecasts Overall Positive Year for San Francisco Housing Market

The reports are issued ahead of reports from CAR and NAR and, hopefully, will go a long way to dispelling the notion that the San Francisco residential real estate market is little different than other markets in the country experiencing stagnation and significant price declines.

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July 4th Impact on the Market?

These 3 charts show week by week activity for the past 6 months through July 11th . Obviously, the first two weeks of July were impacted by the 4th of July holiday slowdown, but it is interesting that a fair amount of inventory is coming on market – perhaps that is simply a reflection of agents holding listings until the holiday week was over. It does seem that opportunities for buyers must be increasing. The activity charts for the last 3 weeks of July will be interesting to see. Last year business didn’t really slow down during the summer, but perhaps this summer will be more typical?

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Paragon Market Update: July 2010, Mid-Year Review

Median prices and average dollar per square foot figures are generalities, which may be affected by other market factors besides changes in value. All information contained herein is derived from sources deemed reliable, but may contain errors and omissions, and is not warranted. Sales not reported to MLS are not included in these analyses. Median […]

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