Newsletter

June 2011 Update: High Demand + Low Supply = A Strong May Market

Last year, in May of 2010, the market began its hangover from the exuberance of the double-tax credit (…)

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Who’s Right about the San Francisco Home Market?

Is It Strengthening or Declining? Some of our readers have been understandably confused between the bad news reported elsewhere and our recent reports of a strengthening market in San Francisco. Besides the possibility of specific agendas, there are some legitimate reasons behind the apparent disconnect: Much of the data reported elsewhere, such as the Case-Shiller […]

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Home-Buyer Demand Kicks into a Higher Gear April 2011 – Update on San Francisco Real Estate

Case-Shiller Index results for January have recently been published with news of a continuing fall in home values in the United States and most of its metropolitan areas. According to Case-Shiller, home values in the San Francisco Metro Area (5 counties with wildly different markets) have continued to fall – the kicker being that C-S […]

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A double dip for San Francisco real estate?

Note: You may skip the analysis below and jump straight to the market dynamics charts following. For the past 2 years, new predictions for additional, significant (10-30%) price declines – the so-called double-dip in home values – have been made on an almost weekly basis. The reasons: turmoil in financial markets, foreclosures, shadow inventory, debt […]

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What Costs How Much Where in San Francisco

Low, High & Median Sales Prices & Average Dollar per Square Foot By Neighborhood, Property Type & Bedroom (…)

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February 2011 Newsletter

SF House & Condo Listings Accepting Offers Activity by Week: sales activity really picked up since mid-January, with (…)

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Weekly Market Charts

These charts track activity by week for the past 6 months through January 16, 2011 for SFDs, Condos, TICs & 2-4 Unit Buildings. The market is starting to wake up after the holidays. New Listings: Starting to accelerate after the big slow-down of late December. click to enlarge Listings For Sale: Increasing slowly but still […]

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Market Update: Pricing Reigns Supreme

2010 saw a very strong spring market turbo-charged by federal and state tax credits, a much slower summer, and then a strong finish from Labor Day on. The 4th quarter of 2010 had more accepted offers than the 4th quarters of 2009, 2008 & 2007. Comparing 2010 to 2009, overall median sales prices for SF […]

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The San Francisco Real Estate Market: December 2010 Update

Despite mostly negative reports from other parts of the country, the San Francisco home market has performed relatively well since the autumn market began after Labor Day. Indeed, the number of listings accepting offers in November was well above last year’s and the median home price is at its highest since the April tax-credit crush. […]

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The San Francisco Real Estate Market – December 2010 Update

The San Francisco Real Estate Market – December 2010 Update Despite mostly negative reports from other parts of the country, the San Francisco home market has performed relatively well since the autumn market began after Labor Day. Indeed, the number of listings accepting offers in November was well above last year’s and the median home […]

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