Eight Tips for Buying a House During Times of Crisis

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Recession. Natural Disaster. Pandemic. These are experiences that put people to the test, and we all handle them in different ways. Some of us squirrel away every penny. And some of us… buy property! If you’re eyeballing the historically low interest rates and have enormous faith in your real estate agent, here are eight tips for buying a house during times of crisis. Spoiler — these insider secrets come from our very own Leonard Steinberg at Compass, who has put

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San Francisco Bay Area Housing Market Reports — A Deep Dive

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The San Francisco Bay Area covers a lot of ground, meaning there are all kinds of submarkets with their own unique trends and statistics that influence the region’s overall numbers. Today, we’re giving those chart junkies a deeper dive into the numbers with this look at San Francisco Bay Area housing market reports. Quick note — the vast majority of the information below reflects overall trends for the entire region, so keep that in mind. Home Value Appreciation This chart

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San Francisco’s Median Home Prices by Neighborhood

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Technology is a beautiful thing! This interactive map is a snapshot of median home sale prices in neighborhoods across San Francisco through May of 2019. Browse median prices for houses, condos, even co-ops and TIC (tenants in common) as applicable. It’s a handy way of zeroing in on the neighborhoods in your price point – you know, the whole “save time, save money” concept. Check out the obligatory disclaimer below, and happy clicking! ” Updated June 1, 2019: This map

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The Ten Best Bay Area Cities for Living if You’re Stuck with the SF Commute

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Breaking news – Bay Area commutes are the worst in the country. Who knew!? I’m guessing the 7.15 million Bay Area residents are all too familiar with commute times, which factor heavily into the local decision about where to live (along with median home price, schools, and crime). PropertyShark recently compiled a list of the ten best Bay Area cities for living if you’re stuck with the SF commute. Here’s the rundown. 10. San Leandro With an average commute time

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Flat Home Sales in San Francisco, And What That Really Means

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Newly minted millionaires from several anticipated Initial Public Offerings are big news these days in the Bay Area, and anyone paying the least bit of attention knows why. Coupled with the recent drop in interest rates, this anticipation is adding pressure to an already undersupplied housing stock. But according to the data thus far, sales of homes in San Francisco have been flat.  By the Numbers Core Logic, a data firm in Orange County, ran the numbers for a recent report

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