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A Projected Surplus in San Francisco Housing Production

A Projected Surplus in San Francisco Housing Production

San Francisco’s Planning Department has completed its first annual “Jobs-Housing Fit” report, a newly required analysis of “the fit between the housing needed by workers of new jobs located in San Francisco and housing produced in San Francisco,” segmented by affordability. And in fact, based on the pipeline of... Read More »

Planning to Protect Neighborhood Laundromats, for Now

Planning to Protect Neighborhood Laundromats, for Now

With a third of the neighborhood-serving Laundromats in San Francisco having shuttered over the past eight years, which has disproportionally impacted lower-income and older residents in buildings without in-unit or shared laundry facilities, San Francisco’s Planning Commission is slated to amend San Francisco’s Planning Code to prohibit the demolition... Read More »

Number of Homes for Sale in S.F. Hits a Two-Decade High

Number of Homes for Sale in S.F. Hits a Two-Decade High

Following a trend which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, as its basis was in place prior to the pandemic having hit, the number of homes on the market in San Francisco, net of all sales, both pending and closed, has just ticked over 2,000 for the... Read More »

Completely Remodeled and Facing Foreclosure

Completely Remodeled and Facing Foreclosure

Purchased as a 975-square-foot Noe Valley home with plans to nearly quadruple its size for $1.929 million in August of 2015, the now 3,750-square-foot home at 438 29th Street returned to the market as a “completely remodeled, redesigned & reinvented residence” with a $4,388,888 price tag in November of... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Back Down to a 3-Year Low

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Back Down to a 3-Year Low

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has dropped back down to the 3-year low of 3.45 percent it hit three weeks ago, which is within 14 basis points (0.14 percentage points) of the all-time low it hit in November of 2012 and 90 basis points below its... Read More »

Macy’s Shuttering Dot-Com HQ in SF, Expanding in Atlanta

Macy’s Shuttering Dot-Com HQ in SF, Expanding in Atlanta

While Macy’s is shuttering its 243,000-square-foot dot-com space at 680 Folsom Street in San Francisco, which is currently home to around 1,000 macys.com employees and contractors, the company isn’t reducing its ongoing investment in technology or focus on digital growth. In fact, the company is actually planning to expand... Read More »

Luxury Two-Bedroom Fetches $225K Less

Luxury Two-Bedroom Fetches $225K Less

As we outlined in September, having sold for $2.425 million in April of 2016 (with 35 percent down and a below average 2.848 percent interest rate on a $1.58 million loan), the two-bedroom unit #22E in the LUMINA tower at 338 Main Street returned to the market priced at... Read More »

Down a Million in Dolores Heights

Down a Million in Dolores Heights

The “one-of-a-kind” view home at 352 Cumberland Street, which totals around 2,800 square feet of space, including two vacant studio units which front the street, and occupies a 2,850-square-foot parcel on “one of the most coveted blocks in Dolores Heights,” a block and a half from Dolores Park, was... Read More »

Luxury One-Bedroom Takes a $180K Hit

Luxury One-Bedroom Takes a $180K Hit

As we outlined in October: Purchased from the sales office for $1.57 million in February of 2016, the 993-square-foot, one-plus-bedroom unit #8J atop the Lumina plaza building at 333 Beale Street returned to the market priced at $1.449 million this past September. In addition to twelve-foot ceilings, two “spa-inspired... Read More »

Index for Bay Area Home Values Drops Despite Gains Nationwide

Index for Bay Area Home Values Drops Despite Gains Nationwide

Having turned negative last month, 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 – has shed another 0.6 percent, an outcome which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise. As such, the... Read More »