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San Francisco Home Sales Take a Hit

San Francisco Home Sales Take a Hit

While the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands in San Francisco proper only dropped 0.8 percent from 485 in July to 481 in August, the sales volume was down 14.0 percent versus the same time last year and the month-over-month decline was muted by a downward... Read More »

Employment in SF Hits Record High but Unemployment Ticks up Too

Employment in SF Hits Record High but Unemployment Ticks up Too

The number of people living in San Francisco with a job inched up by 600 in August to a record 548,500. But with the labor force having grown by 1,000 to 568,300, and the number of unemployed residents having increased to 19,700 (which is the highest tally in a... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Drop to a Six-Year Low, Median Price Slips

Bay Area Home Sales Drop to a Six-Year Low, Median Price Slips

While Bay Area home sales typically drop around 6 percent from June to July with normal seasonality in play, the sale volume dropped over 17 percent in 2017, from 9,114 sales in June to 7,534 in July which is down 2.6 percent versus the same time last year and... Read More »

Restoration Hardware Residence Finally Fetches $7.55 Million

Restoration Hardware Residence Finally Fetches $7.55 Million

The sale of the first (and perhaps last) “Restoration Hardware Residence” at 347 South Crane Avenue in St. Helena has closed escrow with a $7.55 million contract price. Purchased by the CEO of Restoration Hardware, Gary Friedman, for $5.9 million in 2013, the wine country estate, which includes a... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales and Prices Moved Rather Unevenly in June

Bay Area Home Sales and Prices Moved Rather Unevenly in June

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands in San Francisco inched up 0.7 percent from 566 in May to 570 in June versus a typical seasonal gain of closer to 3 percent. And on a year-over-year basis, sales actually slipped a percent versus an 11.0 percent... Read More »

Clearance Sale for the Restoration Hardware Residence

Clearance Sale for the Restoration Hardware Residence

Reduced by two million in April, the asking price for the “Eight Palms” wine country estate at 347 South Crane Avenue in St. Helena has just been reduced another $800k (9.4 percent) to $7.7 million. Purchased by the CEO of Restoration Hardware, Gary Friedman, for $5.9 million in 2013,... Read More »

Ciao Bello Seconda Parte: Prime Napa Vineyard and Villa Has Sold

Ciao Bello Seconda Parte: Prime Napa Vineyard and Villa Has Sold

As we first reported last year: Michael Bello, the founder of a Southern California construction company, purchased five acres of prime Napa Valley land in 2000 and built Bello Family Vineyards, which includes a 5,700-square-foot grand residence constructed with materials imported from France and a two-acre Rutherford Bench vineyard,... Read More »

Finest Residence in Ross Finally Sells for $10M with Less Land

Finest Residence in Ross Finally Sells for $10M with Less Land

On the market as “the finest residence in Ross” with a price tag of as much as $20 million over the past three years, the asking price for the recently renovated eight-bedroom home at 1 Upper Road was quietly reduced to $15.995 million last year. And having been re-listed... Read More »

SF Employment Dropped in First Half of 2017, First Time since 2009

SF Employment Dropped in First Half of 2017, First Time since 2009

With no growth in the number of people living in San Francisco with a job last month (542,100), despite an increase in the labor force by 2,800 to 559,800, the unemployment rate in San Francisco ticked up from 2.7 to 3.2 percent in June. And for the first time... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales (Mostly) Rebounded in May

Bay Area Home Sales (Mostly) Rebounded in May

Having dropped a downwardly revised 13.0 percent in April, the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands in San Francisco rebounded 17.2 percent to 560 in May, which is 9.8 percent higher versus the same time last year as compared to 18.0 percent lower on a year-over-year... Read More »