The Hidden Reason San Francisco Real Estate Costs So Much

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Basic economics tells us that high demand and housing shortages drive up costs. Both of those scenarios are true here in San Francisco – an obvious cause of our astronomical housing prices. But there’s a hidden reason San Francisco real estate costs so much. The Insurmountable Costs of Building San Francisco’s dilemma is straightforward. The city needs to create as much housing as it can to meet local demand, but the cost for developers to develop that housing is jaw-droppingly

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Renovations, Upgrades, and Market Value

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Here’s an unfortunate truth about the delicate business of pricing a beautifully renovated home to sell – it’s not necessarily a matter of simple arithmetic. It would be great if you could take your purchase price and tack on the cost of that renovation to get a starting number, but it just doesn’t work that way. When it comes to home valuation, the market simply doesn’t care about the specifics. What the market perceives as value isthe value. And that’s a

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