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Updated S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index San Francisco

This chart illustrates a general trend in the Bay Area: more affordable market segments have continued to be very hot since spring, while more expensive segments have basically plateaued:

SF Home Sales by Price Segment

Thinking about the market, it seemed that lower-priced home sales (especially houses) were still quite hot and sales under $1 million were clearly decreasing in volume as prices rose in more affordable areas. And sales of higher priced homes were decreasing as that segment cooled off, which would suggest that sales between $1m and $2m […]

Wanna Know What’s Happening in the South Beach of SF?

A snapshot of one corner of the market. These Broker Metrics charts are all specific to condos in South Beach, Yerba Buena and Mission Bay of $1.5m and above. It’s based on MLS data, so they do not include listings and sales at Lumina. This area has, over recent years, become the leader in lux-condo […]

Are San Francisco Prices Cooling a Little?

Looking at market statistics for Q1, this is what I’m seeing: houses under $2m: the market is as hot as ever; houses over $2m cooling a little; condos under $1.5m definitely cooling (probably most in D9 with competition from new projects); condos over $1.5m cooling down very significantly (especially in D9, and the general South […]

Interesting San Francisco Price Trends

This chart gives an exceedingly clear illustration of the seasonality of home price appreciation over the past 4 years. Summer/autumn plateau in 2015? It’s happened to a large degree every year since 2012. We won’t really know where the market is headed next until we see what happens in early spring 2016. (Barring some large, […]

San Francisco Bay Area Housing Affordability and Market Corrections

A look at San Francisco Bay Area housing affordability trends over time and how they intersect with real estate market corrections: The 2008 San Francisco Bay Area real estate crash was not caused just by a local affordability crisis: It was triggered by macro-economic events in financial markets which affected real estate markets across the […]

Interesting S&P Case-Shiller Index for San Francisco Real Estate Prices

This S&P Case-Shiller Index is very interesting. The prices for homes in the upper third of prices – which dominate in most of San Francisco, central and southern Marin, and central Contra Costa – ticked down a tiny bit in summer, exactly as they did last summer. These short-term fluctuations are common and not particularly […]

Check Out the Interactive Home Price Map of San Francisco!

SF Price Appreciation By Neighborhood

The following shows the annual, compound, median-sales-price appreciation rate for San Francisco houses, by neighborhood, since 1994. This calculation simply uses the 1994 median sales price and calculates appreciation through to the 2015 YTD median sales price. (Return on cash investment percentages are higher, since that calculation starts with a 20%-of-median-price downpayment.) The analysis is […]

San Francisco High Tier Housing Stats

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