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Supervisors Overturn Approval of Group Housing “Switcheroo”

Supervisors Overturn Approval of Group Housing “Switcheroo”

As we first reported last year, a proposed revision to the previously approved plans for a new 13-story, mixed-use building to rise on the site of the columned Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist at 450 O’Farrell Street was in the works, a revision which would have yielded around 300... Read More »

Rents in San Francisco Tick up but Still Depressed

Rents in San Francisco Tick up but Still Depressed

The weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco has ticked up 1.6 percent since the end of August to $3,425 per month. As such, while asking rents in San Francisco are now up a little over 12 percent, on average, since hitting a pandemic-era low in... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Jumps Back Above 3 Percent

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Jumps Back Above 3 Percent

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage jumped 13 basis points (0.13 percentage points) over the past week to 3.01 percent. While 3.02 percent is still historically low, with the 30-year rate having averaged 5.84 percent over the past 30 years, that’s 13 basis points above the average... Read More »

Index for Bay Area House Values Ticks Up 1.2 Percent

Index for Bay Area House Values Ticks Up 1.2 Percent

Having gained 2.7 percent in June, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – ticked up 1.2 percent in July and effectively held at a year-over-year gain of 22 percent, which... Read More »

New Home Inventory Up 32 Percent in the U.S., Sales Down

New Home Inventory Up 32 Percent in the U.S., Sales Down

While the seasonally adjusted pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. ticked up 1.5 percent in August to an annualized rate of 740,000 sales, the current pace of sales is over 24 percent lower than at the same time last year, down 25 percent since the start... Read More »

Expectations for a Rate Hike Have Accelerated

Expectations for a Rate Hike Have Accelerated

Having cited an ongoing public health crisis (i.e., the pandemic) that “will continue to weigh on economic activity, employment, and inflation in the near term, and poses considerable risks to the economic outlook” at the end of last year, the dot plot of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) participant’s... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Slipped Last Month

Bay Area Employment Slipped Last Month

Having jumped by (a downwardly revised) 11,600 in July, the number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck (529,600) slipped by 2,200 in August. But with 3,700 people having left the labor force, the unemployment rate actually inched down to 5.0 percent. And while there are still... Read More »

Plans for a New 800-Foot-Tall Residential Tower Revealed

Plans for a New 800-Foot-Tall Residential Tower Revealed

Plans to demolish the two-story, 153-space parking garage at 50 Main Street, between Market and Mission, are in the works. And as envisioned and newly massed below, a 75-story tower could rise up to 818 feet in height upon the Transbay District site, with Hines having engaged Foster +... Read More »

Number of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Jumps

With around 400 homes listed for sale in San Francisco over the past week, which is the most new listings in a week in over 15 years, the net number of homes for sale in the city jumped over 30 percent to 1,070, as projected, yielding the most for... Read More »

New Unemployment Claims Drop but Remain Historically High

New Unemployment Claims Drop but Remain Historically High

The number of new unemployment claims filed across the Bay Area dropped to 126,835 in July, which was the fewest new claims in a month since the pandemic hit, down from a pandemic high of 441,813 in March of last year and versus an average of 190,400 a month... Read More »