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Three Months Of Stagnating Prices In San Francisco

According to the California Association of Realtors (CAR), the median sales price of a SF Bay Area home was $730,360 this past August (and sales volume dropped 3.7% compared to August ’04). While this does represent a $6k increase in the median sales price from July ‘05, it is... Read More »

Sticks And Stones…

Nothing like being labeled a housing “Danger Zone” (as if earthquakes weren’t enough). CNN/Money confirms that the majority of buyers in San Francisco (and 49% of buyers in Oakland) are resorting to “non-traditional” loans. Not new news to our readers (other than the moniker), but the quote from the... Read More »

Los Angles Snickers, San Francisco Shudders

Unfortunately we’re not that only ones that keep an eye on The Housing Bubble 2. Nor is it likely that we were the only ones that noticed their reference to a recent LA Times article: Read More »

Agent Market Insight (And Confession)

In doing some research this afternoon we came across the San Francisco Real Estate blog, hosted by “realtor michelle”, a ten year real estate veteran of San Francisco Real Estate. Michelle’s post from June 9th caught our eye: As more and more agents see offer dates come and go,... Read More »

San Francisco Bay Area Sales And Prices Down

According to the California Association of Realtors, the median sales price for existing homes in the San Francisco Bay Area dropped 1.3% from June to July. Perhaps more importantly, sales volume was down 12.1% from June to July of this year, and down 16.3% compared to July 2004 (i.e.... Read More »

The Story Within The Story

The Story Within The Story

Okay, while we might have branded “Mid-Market eyed for unusual projects” a non-story, it’s the story within the story we actually find quite interesting. In specific, the “tiny condo” movement. “…Group I is building 60 tiny condominiums a block from Market Street. The project has attracted attention because of... Read More »

Just A Typo (But Not Ours)

Our eyes widened as we did the math this morning. The Examiner reported a median San Francisco home/condo sales price of $786k in July of 2004 versus $804k in July of 2005…that’s an anemic 2.3% annual growth rate! But alas, it was just a typo in the print edition... Read More »

Bay Area Sales Slowdown

According to DataQuick, July Bay Area home sales were down 11.9 percent from the month prior. Interesting, but not too surprising considering the typical summer real estate slowdown. Perhaps more telling, however, is the fact that San Francisco sales were down 21% compared to July of 2004 (i.e. apples... Read More »

Home Prices Up (And Down)

According to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors®, existing single-family home prices in the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont MSA increased by 12.3% over the past 12 months (versus 13.6% nationally). Impressive, but trending down from a nearly 15% gain from 2003 to 2004. And we’d still like to... Read More »

Reading Between The C.A.R. Lines

According to the California Association of Realtors, the median sales price of a San Francisco Bay Area home increased 1.8% from May to June. At the same time, C.A.R. reports that the affordability index (i.e. percentage of households that can afford a median priced home) in San Francisco County... Read More »