San Francisco Price Per Square Foot Soaring!

San Francisco homes cost $200,000 more today than 2 years ago! Buyers and sellers are always in a search for a method to quickly and easily quantify value of real estate.  One method often used is price per square foot.  On the face of it price per square foot is a great way to compare one house to the next; simply divide the home’s asking price by the size of the home using the legal square footage.  Using price per […]

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Noe Valley: No Housing Inventory

If you are a buyer looking for a home in Noe Valley you are very aware of how little inventory is currently available. You may even know that this has been an issue for more than two years! Right now there are just 4 homes for sale, none of which have been on the market for more than 14 days. This is important because amongst the active inventory there is usually at least a few homes that for whatever reason […]

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Noe Valley SF

Inventory! Inventory! It is all about Inventory in Noe Valley SF at the moment.  The issue is on the mind of every person considering a purchase is this highly sought after neighborhood perfectly situated above the excitement of the Mission, an easy MUNI light rail ride away from downtown, and a relatively quick drive down the peninsula to Silicon Valley.  This used to be a sleepy neighborhood on the outskirts of all that was happening in San Francisco proper.  Now […]

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Real Estate Boom 2015?

UPDATE San Francisco Real Estate Boom December 1, 2015: The beginning of the year saw huge gains.  Low inventory combined with very strong buyer demand saw homes selling with multiple offers and for considerably over the asking price.  As an example, in the first 4 months of 2015 Mike and I sold 7 San Francisco properties all selling for a minimum of 20% over the asking price: 1535 33rd Ave Listed: $899,000 Sold: $1,300,000 45% Over 38 richland Ave Listed: […]

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San Francisco Noe Valley

In San Francisco Noe Valley is one of the nicest single family-home–oriented neighborhoods available.  The area has always been desirable, of course, but didn’t attain its current ultra-high demand status until the last decade or two.  There was a time not too long ago when homes in Noe Valley were notable for selling over $1,000,000. Now they’re notable for selling over $2,000,000—although even that is changing, and quite a few Noe Valley homes have sold for over $3,000,000!  Check out […]

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Noe Valley San Francisco

2014 is going to bring a strong and competitive real estate market to Noe Valley San Francisco.  Last year there just never seemed to be enough inventory for the amount of interest flooding into the market.  Ever since the end of 2011 the dread that came with the recession seemed to lift and houses that came on the market started to sell quickly and with multiple offers. Noe Valley San Francisco Houses Sold 2010-2013 YEAR         SOLD 2013            137 2012            147 2011            […]

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San Francisco Lofts Sell Quickly

Two years ago lofts were one of the worst performing property types in San Francisco.  Even though lofts offer an amazing amount of square footage for the price they offer very little privacy for their occupants, and therefor there is a relatively smaller buyer pool; a family with children probably is not going to be in the market for a loft for instance. Now suddenly the market is hot for lofts.  currently there are Six lofts actively on the market for sale, seventeen in […]

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San Francisco Homes: Easy to Sell, Difficult to Buy

The San Francisco real estate market at the beginning of 2013 is a story of supply and demand…well, little supply and lots of demand. The local market improved in leaps and bounds in 2012, sellers are waking up to the fact that they again have something of value, and buyers have realized they are not alone in trying to purchase San Francisco homes. Supply Side The new year is already a few days old, but as far as San Francisco […]

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San Francisco Office Rents Rising

So why would someone who is interested in residential real estate care about fluctuations in San Francisco office rents?  Demand for office space can be a good indicator of future demand for residential property.  For every 150 square feet or so of office space purchased one employee will start working in San Francisco; that’s almost 7000 employees per million square feet, and several million square feet of office space are in negotiation if not already transacted.  For many of these […]

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