Market Trend Report

San Francisco Real Estate Market Shifts

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In the first quarter of 2016, various market segments in the city began to trend in significantly different directions. Houses, especially those below $2 million, are still often selling in a frenzy of bidding. Recent reports of houses selling with 5, 10 or more competing offers are not uncommon, especially in neighborhoods considered more affordable (by San Francisco standards). Demand …

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Seasonality in the San Francisco Real Estate Market

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Seasonality typically affects inventory levels, buyer demand and median home prices, often in significant ways – as is illustrated in the following charts. However, it is not theonly factor affecting market conditions and trends – general economic conditions and financial market movements, new construction projects coming on market, significant changes in interest rates, local stock market IPOs, natural and political …

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Where to Buy Home in San Francisco?

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Where to Buy a HOUSE for under $1 million Where to buy a home in San Francisco for the money you want to spend?  The overall median HOUSE price in the city in the 4th quarter of 2015 was $1,250,000, so the under million-dollar house is becoming increasingly less common. The vast majority of house sales in this price segment now …

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San Francisco Real Estate Market Review 2015

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Architecture, views, probates, penthouses, lofts, TICs, luxury homes, seasonality, mortgage rates, sales prices, dollar per square foot values, and everything else we could think of in a look back on 2015 – San Francisco Real Estate Market Review  A neighborhood map of San Francisco is included at the bottom of this report for your convenience. Home Price Appreciation Chart SF …

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Ten Factors Behind the San Francisco Real Estate Market

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Huge Demand + Surging Wealth + Severely Inadequate Supply = Today’s San Francisco Real Estate Market A consideration of the main factors at play behind the current San Francisco real estate market, some of which reflect general macro-economic trends and some of which are specific to the city itself. As we’ve seen in 1989, 2001 and 2008, many of these factors …

Oil, Europe, China, High-Tech and San Francisco

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Current events happening in different parts of world and in different markets are impacting our local economy here in the Bay Area. Let’s take a look at some of the big ones: oil, Europe, China, the United States and technology. For the past several years, oil has typically been selling for about $100 to $110 per barrel. In the past …

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Autumn San Francisco Home Selling Season

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We are neither blithe optimists about the San Francisco real estate market, for whom boom times will never end, nor inveterate pessimists, who see bubbles and crashes behind every shrub. For what it’s worth, based on our survey of current economic fundamentals, we don’t expect an imminent crash in the U.S. stock market or in Bay Area real estate values. …

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Would Stock Market Crash Affect SF Real Estate Market?

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Would Stock Market Crash affect SF Real Estate Market? I’m getting lots of queries from my clients: Would Stock Market Crash Affect SF Real Estate Market; whether we’re at the top of the housing market; and so on. So here is what our Paragon’s Chief Market Analysts, Patric Carlisle says about the stock market crash and the real estate market. Also please …

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Top 5 Things: Buying a Home in San Francisco

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The Bay area is one of the premier destinations for people all over the country. It’s a phenomenal area known for its opportunities and vitality. If you’ve just moved to the Bay Area or are thinking of moving into the area and are ready to buy your first home in San Francisco, there are a few things you’ll want to keep …

Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent

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Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent Real estate agents are an asset to both buyers and sellers in many ways.  That is not to say that all real estate agents possess the qualities and experience that make up a quality real estate agent.  This top 10 list introduces not only the benefits that a real estate agent offers, but …