With the number of homes on the market in San Francisco nearing a two-decade high, and the percentage of homes on the market listed for under a million dollars having just ticked up to 35 percent, which is up 2 percentage points over the past month and versus 26 percent at the same time last year, there are now 160 percent more sub-million dollar homes on the market in San Francisco (690) than there were at the same time last year (270) and the most, in the absolute, since October of 2011.

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  1. Posted by sforthright

    Weirdly, I’m seeing a bit of a dry spell in inventory for the neighborhoods I’m looking at sub 1.5. Clearly things are not evenly distributed.

    • Posted by Kunal

      What neighborhoods are you looking at?

      • Posted by sforthright

        Primarily sunset, parkside, richmond, glen park, bernal

    • Posted by ST

      I noticed the same thing with condo under $700K….

      • Posted by sforthright

        Ha, I assume you’re pointing out that there are few of these to begin with

        • Posted by ST

          Correct, especially in the areas that I am looking at – Cole, Noe and Haight. I would say I did not see any new listings – that is attractive – in that category in the past 2-3 weeks.

  2. Posted by sparky-b

    56 of the 690 are SFH

    18 north of 280

    • Posted by SocketSite

      That’s correct and perhaps not too surprising, considering the average sale price for a single-family home (SFH) in the city has been running around $1.6 million (versus $1.2 million for a condo).

      At the same time, however, the average SFH sale price over the past six months is down around 8 percent versus the six months prior and down 9 percent on a price per square foot basis.

      • Posted by Ohlone Californio

        The average sale price metric. From Socketsite. Comedy gold.

        • Posted by SocketSite

          In the context of sale prices, versus values, yes.

          And of course, we included a price per square foot metric for good measure (ba-dum-bump) as well.

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