2016: A Transitional Market So Far

There’s no question that changes have been afoot in the SF housing market in the first half of 2016. A transitional market often sends mixed signals. For example, condo prices, especially in areas where there has been a lot of new construction, have softened. Single family homes, by contrast, are still competitive. There are more price reductions happening than..



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09 Jul 2016
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Dog-Friendly Bars in SF

Summer’s a great time to pop out and responsibly enjoy an adult beverage with your best friend. Lucky for us, there are many watering holes around the city that allow us to bring our dogs. Here are a few of my favorite spots. Perhaps you’ll see me there with my little guy, Giro. Looking for..



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08 Jul 2016
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SOLD! Congrats to SH!

Congrats to my client SH for closing on this great top floor condo. Just steps from CalTrain, restaurants, bars, and shops in the Dogpatch neighborhood. This loft style condo has large west facing windows, open plan living space, a large bedroom level, and a two full bathrooms. An in-unit wash dryer and parking is an..



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14 Jun 2016
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New Construction Update

Once a year my broker takes me on an open bus tour of all the new construction projects around San Francisco. I love the tour as it really shows where the development is happening, progress on multi-year projects, and where the next development is about to break ground.  There is obviously a lot of construction..



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Wealth, Employment, Demand: Effects on SF Housing

My Take On the Current Market I am asked all the time, “I hear the market is shifting. Should I buy/sell now?”  Yes, the market is shifting a bit, but it is difficult to say if this is temporary bump or a long-term trend.  Single Family Homes are still selling above asking, but condos in..



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06 Jun 2016
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SOLD! Congrats to JC

Congrats to my client JC for purchasing this amazing two bedroom, two bath condo in Eureka Valley / Castro.  This home is fully detached and is one of the grandest victorians in the neighborhood. Thirteen foot ceilings with oversized windows in all directions provide an abundance of light.  Generous sized rooms, renovated baths, deeded deck..



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Market Report – Spring 2016

San Francisco Median Home Price Appreciation Short-Term & Long-Term Trends  As seen in the first chart below, the combined house-condo median sales price hit a new high in April. However, as the second chart illustrates, so far this year, while median house prices continued to appreciate, condo and TIC prices appear to have generally plateaued…



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10 May 2016
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Where to Eat and Drink in West County Sonoma

I spend a lot of time in Sonoma County, and one of the things I love best about the area is the food. The region has some of the best produce anywhere, and is arguably one of the great centers for cheese making in the world thanks to the many dairy cow and goat farms. Because many..



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San Francisco House and Condo Markets Diverge

  San Francisco House & Condo Markets Diverge   Non-Luxury House Market Remains White Hot Supply & Demand Balance Shifts in Condo Market Luxury Condo Market Continues to Cool   April 2016 report, including 15 custom charts   In the first quarter of 2016, various market segments in the city began to trend in significantly..



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07 Apr 2016
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Have You Checked Out Bayview Lately?

The only constant in life is change, and that is most certainly true for San Francisco neighborhoods. District 10 is arguably the fastest-changing area right now. Though it is still very transitional, there is a optimistic vibe going on throughout the neighborhood. The changes in the area are reminiscent of how the Valencia corridor and the Inner Mission felt..



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