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New U.S. Home Sales and Inventory Tick Up

New U.S. Home Sales and Inventory Tick Up

Having dropped a revised 7.0 percent in December, the seasonally adjusted pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. ticked up 3.7 percent in January to a pace of 535,000 annual sales, a pace which is 5.5 percent above the rate at the same time last year. That... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Hold, Probability of a Hike in May

Mortgage Rates Hold, Probability of a Hike in May

Having jumped 62 basis points over the past four months to 4.16 percent today, which is 54 basis points above the 3.62 rate in place at the same time last year, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has been holding within a narrow 4 basis point range... Read More »

Cesar Chavez Project Site on the Market at a Near-Record Price

Cesar Chavez Project Site on the Market at a Near-Record Price

Approved for a 24-unit development to rise up to six stories in height on the Mission District site, with 20 two-bedrooms and 4 one-bedrooms over a 761 square foot retail space and a garage for six cars, the 3620 Cesar Chavez Street parcel and plans are now on the... Read More »

Existing Home Sales in the U.S. Start 2017 at a 10-Year High

Having hit a ten-year high in 2016, the pace of existing-home sales in the U.S. ticked up 3.3 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million sales, which is 3.8 percent above the pace at the same time last year and the second strongest pace... Read More »

Benchmarking San Francisco versus Sixteen Peer Cities

Benchmarking San Francisco versus Sixteen Peer Cities

The City of San Francisco has just completed benchmarking itself versus sixteen (16) peer cities in the areas of demographics, livability, public safety, transportation and finance. The peer cities against which San Francisco was compared: Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL Denver, CO Long Beach, CA Los Angeles, CA... Read More »

New Condo Sales Drop to a Multi-Year Low in San Francisco

New Condo Sales Drop to a Multi-Year Low in San Francisco

At a time of the year when sales typically start ticking up, fewer than twenty contracts for new condominiums in San Francisco were signed last month, which is 67 percent fewer than the month before, 42 percent lower versus the same time last year, and the fewest in any... Read More »

Inventory of Homes for Sale in S.F. Ticks Up Post Presidents Day

Inventory of Homes for Sale in S.F. Ticks Up Post Presidents Day

While slowed by the holiday weekend, the number of single-family homes and condos currently listed for sale in San Francisco ticked up to 510 over the past two weeks, which is 24 percent higher versus the same time last year and the highest post Presidents Day total since 2012... Read More »

Pipeline of Residential Development in San Francisco Slips

Pipeline of Residential Development in San Francisco Slips

With new proposals having been submitted to the City for roughly the same number of units that finished construction in the fourth quarter of 2016, the overall pipeline of apartments and condos under development in San Francisco has slipped by a hundred: from a record 63,700 in the third... Read More »

San Francisco Apartment Rents Back to 2014 Pricing

Having dropped 5.6 percent over the past year, and 7.9 percent since a peak in the fourth quarter of 2015, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco – including one-off rentals as well as units in larger developments – is currently running around $4,100 a... Read More »

Inventory of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Hits a 5-Year High

Inventory of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Hits a 5-Year High

While the overall number of homes listed for sale in San Francisco slipped a little over the past week, it was a smaller than average dip for the week leading up to the Super Bowl.  And the number of single-family homes and condos currently listed for sale in San... Read More »