The Good/Bad in San Francisco’s Housing Market, August 2020


It’s been interesting year, to say the least, and real estate is one of many industries experiencing some wild swings. As we wrap up summer in San Francisco, we’re seeing the softest recovery from the spring shelter-in-place mandate out of all the markets in the Bay Area. Supply and demand conditions in condos are noticeably weaker than the housing market. Here’s what else the data shows. Median Sales Price On a three-month rolling basis, median house sales prices in San

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Home Buyer Priorities Before & After Lockdown


A recent look at buyers’ housing preferences and priorities pre and mid lockdowns can be summed up with this: there are a wave of buyers looking to trade up, but no one wants to compromise. The New Normal More time at home means a shift in priorities. Since the pandemic began, prospective buyers — which includes many who are looking to trade out of their no longer functional work and home spaces — have significantly changed their search parameters. The

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Live Auctions Coming to a Listing Near You!


There’s a method to buying a home in the US, and an auction on a non-distressed property is rarely part of it. But things may be changing. Buying a property via a live auction may be the way you buy your next home in the San Francisco Bay Area, so here’s the scoop. New Player in Town Harcourts Auctions has been selling homes in Australia and New Zealand for decades. In fact, this kind of auction is the standard over

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The SF Real Estate Headlines We’ll Probably See In About Eight Weeks


As the city’s housing market ping-pongs around in the new normal of COVID-19, a few facts are emerging. First, single-family homes are selling and at a good clip. Second, we’re creeping up to a six-month supply of condos in the city — the largest I’ve seen since the Great Recession. And the mainstream press has yet to report on it.  What the Media is Missing Right now, current real estate headlines are touting: People are ‘fleeing’ cities, which is not

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Two Signs It’s Time to Fire Your Real Estate Agent (And How to Do It)


Relationships can be rough. And I’m not talking about the romantic stuff. Your doctor, your therapist, your accountant — it can take a little trial and error before you land on a winner. The same goes for your real estate agent. If things aren’t working out, don’t suffer through it. No matter how much your friend raved over a particular agent, and depending on agreements you may have signed, it is possible to end the relationship. Here are two signs

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