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Those Numbers Sure Can Be Tricky

Those Numbers Sure Can Be Tricky

Some interesting September-to-September data points courtesy of the SFHomeBlog: ∙ MLS listed inventory in San Francisco is up 36% from 9/04 ∙ MLS recorded sales in San Francisco are down 28% from 9/04 We can’t vouch for the data, but if you take it at face value, listed housing... Read More »

SocketSite’s San Francisco Inventory Mini-Update: 10/09/06

As expected, the volume of new listings and new contracts were about even last week as inventory of Active listed single family homes, condos, and TICs remained relatively unchanged. At the same time, the number of listings that have been reduced at least once increased about 50 units or... Read More »

NAR Home Price Analysis For San Francisco

NAR Home Price Analysis For San Francisco

Along with 118 other market reports, the National Association of Realtors has released the Home Price Analysis for the San Francisco Region (pdf) that it compiled this past July. Keep in mind that the report compares Q1 2006 versus Q1 2005, and that over the past six months year-over-year... Read More »

SocketSite’s San Francisco Inventory Update: 10/02/06

SocketSite’s San Francisco Inventory Update: 10/02/06

Despite a number of reports to the contrary, new listings continued to outpace sales in San Francisco last week as inventory of Active listed single family homes, condos, and TICs edged up slightly (~1%). The volume of new listings (~190) and contracts both declined, as did the gap between... Read More »

SocketSite’s San Francisco Inventory Update: 9/24/06

SocketSite’s San Francisco Inventory Update: 9/24/06

It has been three weeks since Labor Day and new listings of single family homes, condos, and TICs continue to outpace sales in San Francisco (although the gap has narrowed). Over the past week, roughly 230 new listings hit the MLS and the inventory of Active listed units in... Read More »

On The Market, Leverage, And Investing

An excerpt from the weekly report (9/4/06 – 9/10/06) of the President and COO of Coldwell Banker, San Francisco Bay Area: Homes in today’s market are either flat from last year or slightly lower (10% or less). Sellers need to remember that prices went up 50% plus from 2003-2005.... Read More »

Now Serving: The Watermark

Now Serving: The Watermark

What do the The Beacon, the Metropolitan, and now the Watermark all have in common? That’s right, pending litigation courtesy of Patrick Catalano. According to a tipster: A lawsuit was filed against the Watermark on September 14th (case CGC-06-456175). The allegation? You guessed it! Square Footage! Does anyone think... Read More »

San Francisco Median Sales Price Takes A Little Hit

San Francisco Median Sales Price Takes A Little Hit

According to DataQuick, the median sales price for existing homes in San Francisco was $750,000 last month, up 0.7% from $745,000 in August ’05, but down $21,000 (2.7%) from July ‘06. Sales volume was down 7.4% year-over-year (613 sales versus 662 in August ‘05), but jumped 26.4% from the... Read More »

Some Facts, Some Fiction

Last Tuesday the SFHomeBlog posted a number of sobering facts related to home sales in San Francisco for the week following Labor Day: Read More »

The President Of N.A.R. Goes To Washington

A couple of quotes from the testimony (pdf) of Tom Stevens, the President of the National Association of REALTORS, at today’s U.S. Senate hearing on “The Housing Bubble and Its Implications for the Economy” (emphasis added): “Sales are down significantly in Florida, California, Arizona, Nevada, Virginia, and Maryland. These... Read More »