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More Sub-2015 Pricing in South Beach

More Sub-2015 Pricing in South Beach

Purchased as new for $952,000 or roughly $1,213 per square foot back in November 2015, the 785-square-foot, one-bedroom condo #403 at 72 Townsend Street returned to the market this past March priced at $998,000. While the re-sale of 72 Townsend Street #403 has now closed escrow with a contract... Read More »

Bay Area Home Values Hit Another High but Gains Really Slow

Bay Area Home Values Hit Another High but Gains Really Slow

Having ticked up 1.1 percent in February to an all-time high, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – gained another 1.0 percent in March and the index for area condos... Read More »

Year-Old Lumina Condos Now Listed at a Loss

Year-Old Lumina Condos Now Listed at a Loss

Purchased for $1,375,000 or roughly $1,610 per square foot in March of last year, the one-bedroom Lumina condo #D20H at 338 Main Street returned to the market listed for $1,499,000 two months ago, a sale at which would have represented apples-to-apples appreciation of 9.0 percent over the past year.... Read More »

A Record-Smashing Deal on San Francisco’s Waterfront

A Record-Smashing Deal on San Francisco’s Waterfront

The Hong Kong-based SRE Group has purchased an 80 percent stake in the eight-story parking garage at 75 Howard Street, a waterfront site which is fully approved and permitted for a 20-story, 120-unit condominium tower to rise. And according to the Business Times, the price for the majority stake... Read More »

San Francisco Home Sales and Median Price Slip as Bay Area Gains

San Francisco Home Sales and Median Price Slip as Bay Area Gains

While the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands in San Francisco last month jumped 44.5 percent from an upwardly revised 346 in February to 500 in March with typical seasonality in play, the volume was 5.3 percent lower on a year-over-year basis versus a 7.9 percent... Read More »

Bay Area Home Values Slip While National Index Gains

Bay Area Home Values Slip While National Index Gains

Having inched up at the end of last year, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – slipped 0.4 percent in January while the national index ticked up 0.2 percent for... Read More »

San Francisco Home Sales Drop to a Five-Year Low

San Francisco Home Sales Drop to a Five-Year Low

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands in San Francisco dropped to a five-year low of 308 in February. That’s down 4 percent from a downwardly revised 322 sales in January (versus a typical 12 percent seasonal bump). And on a year-over-year basis, home sales in... Read More »

New Condo Pricing Continues to Drop in San Francisco

New Condo Pricing Continues to Drop in San Francisco

While the number of purchase contracts signed for new condominiums in San Francisco quintupled from 18 in January to 95 in February with plenty of seasonality in play, the sales volume was down 25 percent versus the same time last year and is running 7 percent lower over the... Read More »

Potrero Hill Penthouse Now Listed at a Loss

Potrero Hill Penthouse Now Listed at a Loss

Purchased for $1,635,000 in May of 2014, the two-bedroom Onyx penthouse unit #406 at 415 De Haro Street, in the flats of Potrero Hill, returned to the market listed for $1,735,888 this past September, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 6.2 percent for the well-finished... Read More »

Telegraph Hill’s Hillside Is on the Market

Telegraph Hill’s Hillside Is on the Market

A 120-foot-wide chunk of the Telegraph Hill hillside fronting Sansome Street, below the homes at the end of Alta above, is now on the market for $1.4 million and is being positioned as an “opportunity of a lifetime,” with rough renderings for either a 9,000-square-foot private estate or a... Read More »