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Word Of The Day: Palpable

Under the heading “Signs of a changing real estate market”, Inman News kicks off a three-part series on the rapidly changing real estate market. And wouldn’t you know it, Northern California takes center stage. Visitors cruised through the two-bedroom, one-and-a-quarter-bath Northern California home offered for $479,000, but “not as... Read More »

Not Only Fashion Trends Move East To West

For months we’ve been keeping our eyes on the steady uptick of San Francisco listings that have languished in the market and have finally succumbed to the dreaded scarlet “r” (i.e. reduced). We’ve seen nothing, however, to rival what’s starting to happen in New York. Can you believe a... Read More »

Sign Of The Real Estate Times

Have you noticed that the San Francisco Real Estate Times is quickly approaching the thickness of a small town phone book? Page count has increased 30% since September ’04 (yes, we keep a library of old issues). Now granted, we now suffer more full page ads trying to justify... Read More »

San Francisco Inventories On The Rise

Although a 16% increase in the San Francisco for-sale listings is hardly substantial, it is directional (and important to note). According to the New York Times: For-sale listings have also swelled throughout California, according to the California Association of Realtors. In the San Francisco Bay area, they have increased... Read More »

Three Months Of Stagnating Prices In San Francisco

According to the California Association of Realtors (CAR), the median sales price of a SF Bay Area home was $730,360 this past August (and sales volume dropped 3.7% compared to August ’04). While this does represent a $6k increase in the median sales price from July ‘05, it is... Read More »

Sticks And Stones…

Nothing like being labeled a housing “Danger Zone” (as if earthquakes weren’t enough). CNN/Money confirms that the majority of buyers in San Francisco (and 49% of buyers in Oakland) are resorting to “non-traditional” loans. Not new news to our readers (other than the moniker), but the quote from the... Read More »

Los Angles Snickers, San Francisco Shudders

Unfortunately we’re not that only ones that keep an eye on The Housing Bubble 2. Nor is it likely that we were the only ones that noticed their reference to a recent LA Times article: Read More »

Agent Market Insight (And Confession)

In doing some research this afternoon we came across the San Francisco Real Estate blog, hosted by “realtor michelle”, a ten year real estate veteran of San Francisco Real Estate. Michelle’s post from June 9th caught our eye: As more and more agents see offer dates come and go,... Read More »

San Francisco Bay Area Sales And Prices Down

According to the California Association of Realtors, the median sales price for existing homes in the San Francisco Bay Area dropped 1.3% from June to July. Perhaps more importantly, sales volume was down 12.1% from June to July of this year, and down 16.3% compared to July 2004 (i.e.... Read More »

The Story Within The Story

The Story Within The Story

Okay, while we might have branded “Mid-Market eyed for unusual projects” a non-story, it’s the story within the story we actually find quite interesting. In specific, the “tiny condo” movement. “…Group I is building 60 tiny condominiums a block from Market Street. The project has attracted attention because of... Read More »