Perfectly said by the folks at apartment therapy, “In an effort to help apartment owners who are looking to sell without a broker and to show off cool apartments to readers looking for them, we are posting good ones that we stumble upon.” We like it, and we’re running... Read More »

San Francisco’s Shrinking

San Francisco’s Shrinking

More coverage of the net migration out of San Francisco that we first reported in June: according to CNN/Money, three percent of San Francisco’s population has moved to Stockton, Sacramento, and Vallejo. That’s 21,000 fewer buyers/renters milling about the city. ∙ High housing prices are driving residents from many... Read More »

San Francisco Perspective: Condominium Developments

Numerous new San Francisco condominium developments have recently, or will soon, come on the market. The nine developments below represent approximately 1,300 new condo units and are but a few of the new developments in the works within the city limits. For perspective, there are currently 427 San Francisco... Read More »

Feel Our Pain (And Avoid Your Own)

A corrupt hard drive reduced our office to ruble (and our staff to tears) last week. Take it from us, spending four days reinstalling software, recovering files from a week-old backup, and then trying to recreate a week of Outlook calendar, inbox, and story changes could drive a person... Read More »

UCLA Anderson’s California Economic Forecast

The Chronicle highlights the most recent UCLA Anderson Forecast: 1. Slower job growth but no recession 2. Home prices flatten but don’t plunge 3. A change at the Fed adds to uncertainty ∙ Sluggish growth seen for state; Experts say real estate boom will cool Read More »

SocketSnaps: Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party 2005

Hopefully you made it to the Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party. It was perfect holiday weather, shopping, and cheer. Read More »

Yes, Yes, No!

Here we were, just about to close the office early and start getting ready for the Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party, when a story from The Bakersfield Californian lands in our inbox with a thud… When house prices plummeted in the early 1990s, especially in Southern California, there was... Read More »

Confessions Of A Real Estate Agent

Bernice Ross opens up on Inman News today. The first two paragraphs of her article: “The buzz at NAR is that even the most heated markets are now slowing. Inventories are increasing at a dramatic rate. Could the next buyer’s market be just around the... Read More »

Funny How That Happens

Funny How That Happens

After nine months, the “sale pending” signs that have been so prominently displayed in the windows of two units in the 21 unit development at 525 Gough have suddenly morphed into “for sale” signs. Not too soon considering, as far as we can tell, they were never actually “pending”.... Read More »

The “Rogue” Sales Report

According to the Commerce Department, US new homes (as opposed to existing homes) sold at an annual rate of 1.42 million in October, up from a revised 1.26 million pace in September; a 13 percent increase and the biggest jump since April 1993 (and sales in the West showed... Read More »