Survey Says…

We need a bigger audience. SocketSite’s first “Highly Scientific Real Estate Survey” garnered slightly fewer responses than we hoped (well okay, a lot fewer). Considering we’re tracking around 10,000 views a month, and doubling every 30 days, you’d think that we might get a little more love participation from... Read More »

Three New Developments Around Town

Three new condo developments are on our radar screen and we’re looking for some insight to share. Has anyone researched, toured, or bought any of these units? (email tips@socketsite.com) · 69 Clementina · 175 Bluxome · Sierra Heights Read More »

Can You Feel The Love?

A group of bloggers (the “Blog Squad“) have organized to provide coverage of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) convention in San Francisco this October. According to Inman News, the ringleader of the group has obtained NAR permission for bloggers to attend the press briefings, but has been unsuccessful... Read More »

Euro Subterfuge

We’re tired of hearing it: “Compared to London or Paris, San Francisco looks cheap to the Europeans. Especially with the strength of the Euro.” All the while the London market seems to be tanking, and according to the Economist, “Investors from outside North America bought $8.6 billion-worth of real... Read More »

Opinion Survey: Last Chance

Have an opinion about where the San Francisco real estate market is headed over the next two years? Willing to challenge the “Industry Experts”? Today’s your last chance to take SocketSite’s Highly Scientific Real Estate Survey (a whopping four multiple choice questions). Come on people, every vote opinion counts.... Read More »

We’re Tired of Being Number One

Once again the San Francisco Bay Area ranks number one in the state. According to the California Association or Realtors (C.A.R.), the average San Francisco Bay Area household income falls $102,230 short of the qualifying annual income ($170,370) required to purchase a local median-priced home (the highest gap in... Read More »

Update: Hotel Condo Conversions

Instead of an outright ban on condo conversions for hotels with over 50 rooms, Supervisor Peskin has agreed to amend his legislative proposal to create an 18-month ban on condo conversions for “tourist” hotels of 100+ rooms. Guess we won’t be moving to the Fairmont anytime soon. “This compromise... Read More »

Real Estate Vs. Real Behavior

A great post (and quote) brought to our attention by Ben Jones’ The Housing Bubble 2 this afternoon.  First the quote: ‘I can calculate the motions of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.’ (Sir Issac Newton having lost his shirt in the South Sea bubble, 1721) And... Read More »

Inman Stories Matures

Inman Stories Matures

Inman Stories has undergone a major growth spurt since we first highlighted it last month (Online Home “Porn”). Stories is now a full-blown digital magazine featuring “Spaces” (i.e. properties), “Places” (i.e. neighborhoods/areas), and “Faces” (i.e. real estate movers and shakers). We were particularly excited to see the recently added... Read More »

SocketSite’s Bay Area Agent Pageant

Damn it! We weren’t planning on announcing this until next week, but those type-a innovative New Yorkers at Curbed just forced our hand… Have you ever noticed how often property statements/ads seem to feature an agents picture just as prominently as the actual listing? And is it just us,... Read More »