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Delay for Campus Redevelopment, as Dictated, Formally Sought

Delay for Campus Redevelopment, as Dictated, Formally Sought

While building permits for the approved redevelopment of CPMC’s nearly 5-acre California Hospital Campus at 3700 California Street were in the works, and TMG Partners had been positioning to break ground and complete the 264-unit, high-end project around 2024, as “dictated by market conditions,” the ground has yet to... Read More »

Single-Family Home Inventory Is Building Up

While the number of homes listed for sale in San Francisco ticked down 7 percent in the absolute over the past week with typical seasonality in play, there are still 40 percent more homes on the market than there were at the same time last year, with 30 percent... Read More »

Entitlement for Van Ness Redevelopment Sought, But…

Entitlement for Van Ness Redevelopment Sought, But…

As we outlined last year, plans to redevelop the 5-story building on the northwest corner of Van Ness and Pacific Avenues were on the boards, plans which would have converted the building from a collective of office suites into 32 residential condos, with 4,250 square feet of ground floor... Read More »

Homebuyer Sentiment Remains Low Despite Drop in Rates

Homebuyer Sentiment Remains Low Despite Drop in Rates

As expected, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage dropped another 16 basis points (0.16 percentage points) over the past week to 6.33 percent but remains over twice as high as it was at the same time last year and 139 percent higher than last year’s all-time low... Read More »

Demand Drops in “Rapidly Cooling Home-Price Environment”

With the average loan size on applications to purchase a home across the nation having dropped to a two-year low, which, in the euphemistic words of the Mortgage Bankers Association, is consistent with “a rapidly cooling home-price environment,” the seasonally adjusted volume of applications to secure a purchase mortgage... Read More »

Rents in San Francisco Drop, Availability Up

Rents in San Francisco Drop, Availability Up

Having ticked down a percent in October, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco has since dropped another 3 percent to $3,575 per month and has declined for three months in a row with what would appear to be typical seasonality back in play, at... Read More »

Inventory, Sales and Prices Drop in San Francisco

Driven by a slowdown in listing activity, the net number of homes on the market in San Francisco dropped 8 percent over the past week but remains 35 percent higher than at the same time last year, with 70 percent more single-family homes on the market and 80 percent... Read More »

Prestigious High-Rise Unit Trades for 23 Percent Less

Prestigious High-Rise Unit Trades for 23 Percent Less

Speaking of “San Francisco’s best condominium project,” the apples-to-apples-to-apples re-sale of the three-bedroom, three-bath unit #32E in the Lumina tower at 338 Main Street has closed escrow. Purchased for $3.25 million in May of 2016, the 1,791-square-foot unit resold for $3.5 million in August of 2019, representing total appreciation... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to 6.49 Percent, But…

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to 6.49 Percent, But…

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage ticked down 9 basis points (0.09 percentage points) over the past week to 6.49 percent, which is only 109 percent higher than at the same time last year and 145 percent higher than last year’s all-time low of 2.65 percent. That... Read More »

Index for Bay Area Home Values Has Dropped Nearly 12%

Index for Bay Area Home Values Has Dropped Nearly 12%

Having dropped 4.3 percent in August, 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 – fell another 2.9 percent in September. While the San Francisco index is still 2.3 percent higher than... Read More »