The Market

An Inspired Solution

The phrase “necessity is the mother of invention” first appeared in Richard Franck’s book “Northern Memoirs” in 1658. It is unclear if, at that time, Franck was referring to parking in San Francisco. What is inarguable, however, is that parking is never far from the minds of those who live and work in the City […]

As Oakland’s populartity surges, Piedmont’s stays timeless

According to many publications, 2016 is shaping up as a banner year in the rebirth of Oakland. The often-overshadowed East Bay city is bursting at the seams with new restaurants, shops and night spots, and last winter real estate site Zillow chose Oakland for all five of its “hottest neighborhoods of 2016.” The reason for […]

Top Ten Chinese Buyer Picks

Despite recent official efforts to limit outbound capital flow, Chinese overseas property investment is booming.
That said, where are Chinese buyers looking to invest this year? As we head further into Q2 of 2016, we take a look at the top 10 countries and cities most popular with Chinese buyers on Juwai.com during Q1 2016, and […]

May Overbids: Central Sunset’s Moment In The Spotlight

Last month we broke down the overbids list and determined that the market was hottest for homes priced around or under the citywide median of $1.16 million. There’s no magic formula to to this, just simple supply and demand. That price point is the most in-demand.

Looking at the most recent list of top 20 overbids […]

Close Up: Marin Market

April marked the beginning of the second quarter of 2016, giving us a chance to not only look at the past month’s market but also that of Q1 for the year. In Marin County, both month and quarter continued recent trends of slow and steady growth.

Remember, real estate is a seasonal business. Springtime is time […]

Close-Up: The Spring Market

Recently, the real estate web site trulia.com coined a term they called “Million Dollar Creep” to characterize the stunning growth of million dollar properties in San Francisco neighborhoods. Comparing 2016 prices to those of 2012, trulia found that where million dollar (and up) homes had once taken up 19.6 percent of the San Francisco metro […]

Overbids: Fact or Fiction?

Despite recent rumors of a market cooling, we’re still in a world where overbids are a fact of life. Today it still seems that “asking price” is merely a jumping-off point. Eager would-be buyers sometimes offer hundreds of thousands of dollars over asking to secure their dream home. How far will they go?

Consider the top […]

SF’s smallest home sells for $1,515 per sq. ft.

You may be surprised to find that in this city of mansions and penthouses and eight-figure sales, last week’s most notable sale was none of the above. Instead, it was a free-standing studio cottage hidden behind a three-unit Edwardian building in The Mission. 444 A 14th Street came onto the market in early March, listed […]

Spotlight On: Bernal Heights

San Francisco is inarguably a city of “hot” neighborhoods, but the hottest of these, according to online real estate site Redfin, is not Pacific Heights, the Marina or the Mission; it’s Bernal Heights.

Yes, you heard that correctly: the humble, funky neighborhood located on a hill overlooking the Mission was named “Hottest Neighborhood in the U.S.” […]

This One Is In Our Pocket

3 bed | 2 bath | Open floor plan | 1 car parking | $1,995,000

 This Presidio Heights condo has it all; location, accessibility, charm, great light, low HOA, outdoor space and parking. The living room/dining room and kitchen are all part of one great room. The designer kitchen has Bosch and Wolf appliances and includes a […]

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