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November 2019

Greetings All,   In this month of Thanksgiving, our thoughts gravitate first to those affected by wildfires throughout the state in recent weeks. Thankfully, according to a recent article in the NY Times, t he fires “so far have been remarkably less destructive and deadly compared with the last two years, despite winds that were […]

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November 2019 San Francisco Market Report

Using six-month-rolling figures for monthly median sales prices smooths out the often meaningless monthly fluctuations to illustrate broad, long-term appreciation trends with more clarity. Home Sales Volume by Month A crystal clear illustration of the role of seasonality in the SF real estate market. Starting in November activity begins to plunge towards the mid-winter nadir. […]

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October 2019

    Greetings All,   This month, we’re happy to use as “intro”, the beautifully written words of Compass’s Chief Evangelist, Leonard Steinberg…   “Does anyone ever OWN a home? Technically, yes, but in reality we are all custodians of property till the next owner comes along.  The vast majority of homes are passed on […]

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October 2019 San Francisco Market Report

Updated Market & Census Statistics, Home Prices & Appreciation Rates, Luxury Home Sales, Price Reductions, Employment & Interest Rates. It will be another month before hard data on the autumn selling season begins to become available. In the meantime, below is a review of market trends and statistics through the third quarter. Note that September […]

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September 2019

Greetings All, Hope your summer was eventful! I believe it was on January 2nd that I kidded, "Better start your Christmas shopping…it'll be here before you know it." Well… The older I get, the ol' joke, "Life is like a roll of toilet paper…the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes" begins […]

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September 2019 San Francisco Market Report

Neighborhood House & Condo Prices; Short-Term & Long-Term Appreciation Trends; Population Migration In & Out of the City. After the heat of the spring market, activity typically slows down markedly in July and August. In September, listings start pouring on the market again to fuel the relatively short autumn selling season – in fact, September […]

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