Market Conditions

Updated SoMa Charts

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Snapshot: Russian, Nob & Telegraph Hills & North Beach

Earlier this week, San Francisco was named the third least affordable major metropolitan area, behind only Vancouver and Hong Kong, according the globe Annual Demographia Housing Affordability Survey of 360 housing markets worldwide. Our market snapshot of Russian, Nob & Telegraph Hills and North Beach support that with the median sales price

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Charts: Lake Street, Richmond, Sunset-Parkside, GG Heights

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Market Snapshot: Pacific & Presidio Heights, Cow Hollow & The Marina

Here’s a look at the average sales price, dollar per square foot and median house sales price beginning in 1995. Last year we saw records highs in all three categories, take a look:   Source : http://www.parascopesf.com/market-snapshot-pacific-presidio-heights-cow-hollow-the-marina

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What SF Homebuyers Bought in 2013: A Survey

Penthouses, Mansions, Short Sales & Fixer-Uppers What Did San Francisco Homebuyers Buy in 2013? Views, prices, architecture, neighborhoods, property types and sizes, parking, probate sales and appreciation rates: We data-mined all of San Francisco’s 2013 sales reported to MLS through the end of November and charted the results below.  

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A changing market? Have SF home prices reached a plateau?

The market usually does slow down at least a little in mid-summer – a question has come up: is this possible slowdown caused by listing agents continually pushing the envelope on pricing for new listings or pricing to the last, highest, frenzied sale, a move that buyers are now finally

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San Francisco Luxury Home Sales Soar in 2013

San Francisco Luxury Home Sales Soar 2nd Quarter 2013 Update In San Francisco, no market segment has recovered as dramatically as that for high-end homes. There are a number of reasons for this: the general economic recovery, the huge local increase in high-tech wealth, an increase in the number of

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Interest Rates: Is the Sky Falling on the Housing Market?

The pundits are making dramatic, even doom-laden pronouncements about what is going to happen with interest rates (and the housing market), though they’ve been wrong so many times over the past few years, these “expert” predictions might be taken with salt-shaker’s worth of salt, perhaps with lemon and a nice

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The Economist on Bubbles — Neat Interactive Chart Feature

The Economist has a good article (about the US real estate market not being in a bubble) and created a terrific interactive graph that allows you, by metro area (you have to click on San Francisco to add it to the graph), to compare home price changes in real terms

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Bay Area sees patchwork recovery from housing crash

“According to an analysis by this newspaper of home values by ZIP code, with higher priced homes, such as the core of Silicon Valley and parts of San Francisco, have recovered much of the home equity lost in the crash. The data is for all types of homes: single-family, condos

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