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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Potential. Potential. Potential.

  With local listings on realtor.com viewed up to three times more frequently than those in other US cities, San Francisco once again takes the top spot among The 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets in 2015. As you can imagine, homebuyers’ fierce competition is resulting in some serious overbids. In 2015 year to date, the vast majority of homes for sale are receiving multiple offers — I can speak from my own experience and share that every single transaction (excluding

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To Buy or to Rent: That is the Question

I was recently introduced to an international all-cash home buyer who had come to San Francisco for one week on a mission to find housing for his two young adult children. Initially looking at rentals in the Infinity, Ritz Carlton and AVA Nob Hill in addition to some properties on Nob Hill and Russian Hill, it wasn’t long before I was asked the question: Does it make more sense to buy a place? Unless you are fortunate to live in a

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Quantifying the ROI of San Francisco Real Estate

  Just how much have San Francisco home values increased since the market recovery began? Try 76 percent!     Clocking in at $1,160,000 and up half a million dollars since 2011, the growth of the city’s median combined home & condo price is nothing short of dramatic — and it’s not even the highest percentage appreciation in the Bay Area. Solano, Alameda and Contra Costa counties measure up with growth over 80%, and Oakland takes the cake at 133%. Checkout

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San Francisco Secret Spaces

San Francisco is a very special place. Right now, some think  it’s the epicenter of the universe. The Titans of Tech, the heart of artistic culture and Karl the fog (our weather is now a mascot!) reside here, working and playing hard. But we all need a break… The folks at SPUR have shared their local real estate expertise in a cell phone application titled, SPUR Secret Spaces & Hidden Oases to showcase destinations for revitalization. The best part, all

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