New Inventory: Relief For Home Buyers?

At last, the promised new inventory has arrived. While we generally see a spike in listings during one of our two selling seasons — spring and fall — the past several years have been dismal in terms of turning out new listings. Not so this year. The question is: Will that translate into any relief for buyers?   I recently attended a symposium on the state of housing in San Francisco. If you have a couple of hours to kill,

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To Buy or to Rent: That is the Question

Unless you are fortunate to live in a rent controlled building, you may have noticed your monthly rent rise dramatically in recent years. Checking in at $3,530 per month, the median rent for a one-bedroom has been the highest in the country for six months following a 13.5% rise last year (and up as much as 29.2% in Noe Valley). For many renters, what they pay out every month could easily be a mortgage payment on a comparable place– the

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A Broker Tour for the Record Books

  With 309 new listings on the San Francisco Association of REALTORS┬« Broker Tour yesterday, there was no shortage of properties to see. In fact, including repeat properties, the Tour consisted of a total 477 properties — That’s more new and total listings than there’s been on any given Tour in years! Of the homes I previewed for clients and market research, here are three of my favorites: 1. 4173 Cesar Chavez Street, Noe Valley From the MLS:┬áLocated on a

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Updated: New Condo Developments in San Francisco

        For more information on any of the new condominium developments now selling or under construction, please contact me. Are you getting my monthly San Francisco newsletter? You can subscribe here.   Meredith Martin is a Broker Associate at Paragon Real Estate Group and can be reached at Meredith@OpeningDoors.me

Triple-Digit Temps, Six-Figure Overbids

  It’s heating up — and I’m not just talking about the triple-digit temperatures around the Bay Area! More than 145 properties have come on the market in San Francisco in the past seven days, signaling what promises to be a heated post-Labor Day selling season for local real estate. September is historically the biggest month for new listings, and while some things change — year-over-year lower inventory, fewer average days on market, higher median prices, etc. — this looks

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