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Bay Area Home Sales Hold Despite Fires and SF’s Slip

Bay Area Home Sales Hold Despite Fires and SF’s Slip

Despite the marked impact of the recent wild fires in Sonoma and Napa counties, which resulted in an average 18.7 percent drop in sales activity versus the same time last year, the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area ticked up 1.9... Read More »

San Francisco and Bay Area Employment Slip from Record Highs

San Francisco and Bay Area Employment Slip from Record Highs

Having hit a downwardly revised record of 555,000 in September, the number of people living in the city of San Francisco with a job slipped by 1,800 in October to 553,200. But with the labor force having dropped by 3,300 to 568,500, the unemployment rate actually dropped to 2.7... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Take a Hit, Down over 30 Percent in SF

Bay Area Home Sales Take a Hit, Down over 30 Percent in SF

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area in September dropped an above average 13.6 percent from August (8,490) to September (7,338) and were 7.5 percent lower versus the same time last year and a three-year low for September. And in San... Read More »

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 »