Market Update: What’s happening in San Francisco – March 2010

Each week, the Paragon Market Update Report looks at prices and market dynamics in the different neighborhoods all over the city. Select the neighborhood to access the latest neigborhood details.

Market Update: What’s happening in San Francisco – March 20102018-09-14T09:43:22+00:00

San Francisco Real Estate Market Update – February 2010

For Buyers, interest rates remain near historic lows (with many pundits expecting a jump if the Fed stops buying mortgage bonds on March 31st as planned); the home-buyer tax credits have been extended through April 30th ($6500 to $8000, subject to various conditions); and we appear to be at, near or just past the bottom [...]

San Francisco Real Estate Market Update – February 20102018-09-14T09:43:22+00:00

Wall Street Journal – Talks about Tax Credit

By CONOR DOUGHERTY and JOHN D. MCKINNON Sales of existing homes surged 9.4% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.57 million units, as lower prices and the looming expiration of a federal tax credit lured more buyers into the market. The data, released Friday by the National Association of Realtors, portrayed a [...]

Wall Street Journal – Talks about Tax Credit2018-09-14T09:43:24+00:00

You Can Claim the $8,000 Home Buyer Credit – Only if you qualify

If you are a first time homebuyer i.e. someone that has not owned a home in the last three years you may be able to claim the government's $8,000 credit. To qualify single tax filers may not earn or than $75,000 per year - joint/married tax filers income cannot exceed $150,000. Tens of thousands of [...]

You Can Claim the $8,000 Home Buyer Credit – Only if you qualify2015-08-04T18:27:39+00:00

Forest Hill – Traditional and Elegantly Styled

Represented Buyer - $945,000 ilt in 1928, this fully-detached, 3BR/2BA home has been updated for today's lifestyle, but retains original details like high ceilings, Moorish arches, parquet flooring, mahogany doors, detailed plaster work and an original tile fireplace. Other features include a formal dining room, a large, renovated eat-in kitchen, 3 good-sized bedrooms and two updated baths. The MBR has access to a deck and a private yard.

Forest Hill – Traditional and Elegantly Styled2018-09-14T09:43:24+00:00

San Francisco Home Value Update – Latest Case Schiller Data

Case-Shiller, the most respected index of home values, just released their July report, which showed continued improvement of home values (though still down significantly from peak values). SocketSite has an extended article describing how the report applies to the SF Metro Area: http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2009/09/july_spcaseshiller_san_francisco_msa_continues_mom_upti.html The new Case Shiller report PDF can be found here: http://www2.standardandpoors.com/spf/pdf/index/CSHomePrice_Release_092955.pdf Remember [...]

San Francisco Home Value Update – Latest Case Schiller Data2018-09-13T16:25:15+00:00

Pricing, Buying, Selling and Negotiating San Francisco Real Estate

San Francisco Real Estate At current market trends, over the next month:* 1400 active house & condo listings will be joined by 600 new listings. 1 in 7 or 8 of those listings will accept an offer to purchase. 1 in 8 will expire or be withdrawn from the market (didn't sell). 1 in 4 [...]

Pricing, Buying, Selling and Negotiating San Francisco Real Estate2018-09-14T09:43:24+00:00

Question from a Client – Are home sales ballooning in San Francisco?

I thought that is would be useful to share this question and my answer to a client.  If you have any questions please e-mail me.   Jane, Do you agree that home sales in SF are ballooning as recently reported?  If so, do you have any idea why?  Have prices firmed as well?  I am [...]

Question from a Client – Are home sales ballooning in San Francisco?2018-09-14T09:43:24+00:00

Good Advice: Select your Agent as if you were hiring an employee

Here's some great advice from Bredel Hightower of the Detroit Free Press.  Brendall suggests a businesslike approach to choosing the right agent.  He writes that aside requiring a great resume, sound references and excellent market knowledge, buyers and sellers should take the time to phone references and to interview potential candidates.  As with any service profession (e.g. medical, dental, [...]

Good Advice: Select your Agent as if you were hiring an employee2018-09-14T09:43:25+00:00

What You Get for How Much Where

I'm not sure how motivating this chart will be to you, but it is fun to take a look at what your money can/or cannot buy in SF real estate. Please keep in mind that this is a selected list of property sales in select neighborhoods. Certainly, properties in every neighborhood vary and you can [...]

What You Get for How Much Where2015-08-04T17:40:24+00:00