The San Francisco Real Estate Spring Market Begins

Spring 2018 was one of the hottest markets in SF and the Bay Area in the last 2 decades. Then the market began to cool in summer and autumn – demand, sales and appreciation rates generally dropping, while supply and price reductions increased – before the mid-winter doldrums took hold. The magnitude of these changes [...]

The San Francisco Real Estate Spring Market Begins2019-03-07T20:00:12+00:00

Bay Area Real Estate Markets Survey

We are always hesitant to make too much of a single month’s or a few months’ data: Short-term fluctuations in median sales prices and other market statistics are not uncommon and don’t always give definitive perspective as to where the market is heading on a longer-term basis. Still, many of the changes seen over recent [...]

Bay Area Real Estate Markets Survey2018-12-06T16:22:17+00:00

Mixed Signals in San Francisco Real Estate Market

Autumn markets in counties around the Bay Area have seen significant shifts, with wide variance in the magnitude of these changes between counties. So far, San Francisco itself has seen less dramatic changes than other local markets such as Santa Clara and Sonoma Counties. Homes that sell have generally continued to sell quickly, at prices [...]

Mixed Signals in San Francisco Real Estate Market2018-12-12T00:20:49+00:00

San Francisco Early Autumn Market Report

Due mostly to seasonal issues, median sales prices typically drop in Q3 from Q2 peaks, and did so this year as well. The median SF house price was up 15% and the median condo price was up 4% from Q3 2017. The other Bay Area counties also saw substantial year-over-year increases in median home sales [...]

San Francisco Early Autumn Market Report2018-10-11T14:00:37+00:00

The Multi-Unit Residential Property Markets of San Francisco, Alameda & Marin Counties

The big political issue facing the market is CA Prop 10, which, if passed in November, repeals the limits on local rent control laws enacted in the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. This would almost certainly have negative ramifications for owners of multi-unit residential properties in San Francisco and Oakland. The CA Legislative Analyst Office does [...]

The Multi-Unit Residential Property Markets of San Francisco, Alameda & Marin Counties2018-10-04T16:56:17+00:00

CoreLogic S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index Update

The CoreLogic S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index does not evaluate median sales price changes, but employs its own proprietary algorithm to measure home price appreciation over time. Since its indices cover large areas – for example, the San Francisco Metro Area is comprised of 5 counties – which themselves contain communities and neighborhoods of widely [...]

CoreLogic S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index Update2018-10-02T15:07:59+00:00

San Francisco September Newsletter

September is typically the single month with the highest number of new listings coming on market in San Francisco, a big spike in inventory which fuels the relatively short autumn selling season. Very early indications are that this September may be a very big new-listing month, and how buyers react to the flood of new [...]

San Francisco September Newsletter2018-09-14T09:42:47+00:00

San Francisco Real Estate Market Report

We are pleased to announce that Paragon Real Estate has joined forces with Compass in order to deliver a new level of support and service for our clients. Founded in 2012, Compass is a real estate technology company now operating in 30 regions with over 90 offices across the United States, including New York City, [...]

San Francisco Real Estate Market Report2018-09-14T09:42:47+00:00

We are excited to join Compass!

Compass Merges with Paragon and Expands in San Francisco Bay Area Compass is now the #1 real estate company by market share in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO​ - July 9, 2018 - Compass, the real estate technology company, today announced it has acquired Paragon, a brokerage firm serving the San Francisc o Bay Area. With [...]

We are excited to join Compass!2018-09-14T09:42:47+00:00

Seasonality: How Market Dynamics Change by Season

Seasonality typically affects inventory levels, buyer demand and median home prices, often in very significant ways – as is illustrated in the following charts. However, it is not the only factor affecting market conditions and trends – general economic conditions and financial market movements, new construction projects coming on market, significant changes in interest rates, local stock [...]

Seasonality: How Market Dynamics Change by Season2018-09-14T09:42:47+00:00