Stocks Vs SF Real Estate the past 10 yrs…

This chart illustrates the difference between an investment made on January 1, 2000 in one of the major U.S. stock indices and one made in either a San Francisco house or condominium. It’s simply a sample analysis to show how real estate usually appreciates over the longer term: numbers may change dramatically according to the period used in the calculation. Since it is based upon an all-cash purchase, if one made the calculation based upon a 20% or 25% down-payment,

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Emerald Fund Hosted Weigh-In on New Park @ 333 Harrison

Emerald Fund is hosting a neighborhood conversation, to solicit ideas and commentary for their new park and mixed use development at 333 Harrison Street.The event is being moderated by Isabel Wade and Corinne Woods of the Neighborhood Parks Counsel and is a great way to weigh-in on this new Green housing and a new public park on the top of Rincon Hill in San Francisco Tuesday December 8th 6-8pm at One Rincon Hill Hospitality Room – 425 1st Street @

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1st Time Homebuyers Tax Credit revised to help SF purchasers

The $8,000 credit was scheduled to expire on Dec. 1 2009 but will now be in effect through the end of June 2010. Homebuyers must sign a contract before April 30 and close by June 30, 2010. The income limits were also raised: Single buyers can now earn up to $125,000 and still get the full credit while a married couple can earn $225,000. The bill also made more homeowners eligible to claim the credit on their taxes. First-time buyers

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Current SF Values off Peak Values – 4th Edition

Neighborhood or District Property Type Price Range Avg $/sq.ft. at Peak Value 5/1/09 – 10/30/09 Change from 4/1/09 Today Bayview* House $300k – 800k $507/sq.ft. $280/sq.ft. – 5% – 45% Ingleside/ Hghts / Oceanview* House $400k – 800k $580 $444 – 1% – 23% Excelsior/Portola* House $400k – 800k $600 $450 – 1.5% – 25% Central/Outer Richmond ** House $700k – 1.4m $569 $488 — – 14% Inner Mission** Condo $500k – $800k $621 $496 — – 20% Central/ Outer

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