Median Home Prices & Average Closing Costs in SF and Around the Nation

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Comparing median home prices here in California and around the country is a favorite pastime for many. Hey, we get it. An October 2018 housing report did all the heavy lifting, compiling both median home values and closing costs for 33 of the biggest metropolitan areas in the US. Let’s see how things stack up. Quick notes – the report used information from Zillow and Thumbtack, and while it was published in October, it used data from July of the

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San Francisco Home Prices & Demographics – Numbers to Know

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The November Case-Shiller Home Price Index for the San Francisco Metro Area was recently released, and we’re sharing some highlights. We’re including a look at the ancestry/county of origin/ethnicity in nine Bay Area counties. Pop quiz before you dive in! Any guesses about the top three nationalities among Bay Area residents? Short-Term Home Price Fluctuations Here, we see short-term changes in home prices by price tier. While lower-priced tiers appreciated faster than high-price their homes since the spring of 2016,

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San Francisco Market Overview: October 2015

  As we begin the last quarter of the year, change is in the air! First, a surge of new listings hit the market last month — there’s more inventory in San Francisco now than there’s been at any time this year. Just over 40% of those properties for sale are priced under $1M (on par with Zillow’s recent valuation of homes across the city — see how your neighborhood stacks up). Certainly buyer demand is persisting, however competition for any given

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The New Mansions of Noe Valley: Part II

  Since The New Mansions of Noe Valley: Part I was published on October 14th, it should be noted that three of the eight homes on the market in the neighborhood are now in contract, and a 9th listing has come on the market: 439 Clipper Street. Let’s take a look at those eight $3M+ listings first reported, starting with the most expensive:   (Click photo/address for additional photos & details)   739 27th Street, San Francisco | List Price:

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The New Mansions of Noe Valley: Part I

  For many San Franciscans, talk of the city’s mansions conjures images of the so-called “Prestige North” — the trophy properties of Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights and Sea Cliff which are historically the most expensive single-family homes San Francisco has to offer. Indeed, when 2701 Broadway sold earlier this year for $31M it became the highest priced sale of the year. Nonetheless, there’s been a remarkable shift in the number of multi-million dollar home sales in recent years to the

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