Home Prices Up (And Down)

According to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors®, existing single-family home prices in the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont MSA increased by 12.3% over the past 12 months (versus 13.6% nationally). Impressive, but trending down from a nearly 15% gain from 2003 to 2004. And we’d still like to... Read More »

Hayes Valley And Octavia Boulevard Update

Hayes Valley And Octavia Boulevard Update

Matt over at the SFHomeBlog is keeping us honest this morning. We’ve been remiss in covering the Octavia Boulevard development, but damn it, no longer… The public comment period on the Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan has been extended to Tuesday August 23, at 5pm. A few other resources... Read More »

Weekend Update Special

We don’t usually update the site on weekends, but we have a feeling that tonight’s cocktail parties might be all atwitter over today’s New York Times bubble article, and we want to make sure our readers can intelligently participate in the conversations. Two dueling excerpts: On Tuesday, David A.... Read More »

Weekend Green

Weekend Green

Not the most substantial story (and no, our image isn’t the most relevant), but we just couldn’t head into the weekend with a big picture of trash headlining the site, so… According to the San Francisco Examiner, “Four of The City’s most blighted blocks will be spruced up with... Read More »

Got Street Trash?

Got Street Trash?

A tip from the SFHomeBlog: …somehow things end up on the sidewalk in front of our houses. Sunset Scavenger won’t take them away with the trash, so what do you do? Call the Department of Public Works by dialing 28-CLEAN. Give them the location and description of the trash... Read More »

Reading Between The C.A.R. Lines

According to the California Association of Realtors, the median sales price of a San Francisco Bay Area home increased 1.8% from May to June. At the same time, C.A.R. reports that the affordability index (i.e. percentage of households that can afford a median priced home) in San Francisco County... Read More »

A Clue From Down Under?

A Clue From Down Under?

Ever been to Sydney, Australia? It’s beautiful on-the-bay living in a geographically constrained, internationally desirable, and damn expensive city. Sound familiar? So when JPMorgan goes on record stating that house prices in Sydney are overvalued by 37%, and due for a correction, we sit up and take notice. For... Read More »

We’re Raising The “Bubble Alert” Level To Yellow

We’re wishing we hadn’t already used-up our “An ARM (And Quite Possibly A Leg)” headline. Considering how alarmed we’ve been with the explosion of ARM financing, we’re down right terrified with the adoption of “option ARMs”. A couple of excerpts from today’s WSJ article “Sore ARMs? A Peek Inside... Read More »

Survey Says…

We need a bigger audience. SocketSite’s first “Highly Scientific Real Estate Survey” garnered slightly fewer responses than we hoped (well okay, a lot fewer). Considering we’re tracking around 10,000 views a month, and doubling every 30 days, you’d think that we might get a little more love participation from... Read More »