Stock Market Volatility & San Francisco Real Estate

With all the current drama in world stock markets, it’s not unreasonable that a person will want to step back and see what happens – and trying to convince someone otherwise is a losing proposition. Based on current economic activity and conditions in the U.S., there is very little chance of a U.S. stock market crash occurring in the near future (though the scale of an “adjustment”, if such happens, is unknown) and it’s quite possible the current dramatic volatility

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San Francisco Market Overview: August 2015

  It’s been an uncommonly busy summer for real estate in the Bay Area. In fact, more single-family homes sold in the region last month than in any July since the housing bust! Even with median prices for homes and condos alike in San Francisco exceeding $1,000,000 for the 6th consecutive month and inventory at its lowest since January, the number of property sales recently has kept on pace with the spring months. Even with prices in the area at

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Top 10 San Francisco Home Sales of 2015

    Nowhere in San Francisco can you find a higher concentration of opulent homes than in Pacific Heights. Here, tech moguls live side by side with movers and shakers of high society — Dianne Feinstein, Gordon and Ann Getty, Larry Ellison, Mark Pincus, Danielle Steel and Nancy Pelosi are but a handful of the tony neighborhood’s ultra high net worth residents. In 2013, the trophy “Billionaire’s Row” property at 2950 Broadway (pictured above) traded hands for $35,000,000, making it the most

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San Francisco Real Estate on a < $1Million Budget

  There’s the notion that a million dollars is the price you have to pay if you want to play in San Francisco’s red hot real estate market. After all, the most expensive properties get a lot of media attention– But if the median price is $1,160,000, that means almost half the properties on the market are selling for under $1 million. Of those sub-million dollar properties, the majority are neither Below Market Rate units nor fixer-uppers, instead livable turn-key homes (search homes

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Million Dollar Affordable Housing. Only in San Francisco.

  No San Francisco neighborhood has so squarely positioned itself at the epicenter of opposition to rising housing costs than the Mission District. Of course, housing un-affordability is but one of many rapid changes in the neighborhood, and seeking legislative action is but one response (sidebar: remember when protestors were blocking tech shuttles?) — and median home prices have soared 76% citywide since 2011! For now, let’s take a focused look at some of the real estate sales dynamics in the Mission.

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