October Observations:  The SF Realtors Release October Sales Figures: Houses Cheaper; Condos Higher.

October Observations:  The SF Realtors Release October Sales Figures: Houses Cheaper; Condos Higher.

The SF Realtors Release Monthly Sales Figures That Show Houses Are (Relatively) Cheaper Than Last Year, But Condo Prices Are Up October sale data has been crunched, bar graphs were made and now it’s time to make some inferences. The data geeks from 10K (who have said no other market in the country looks like [...]

September’s Full House of San Francisco Real Estate: Kevin’s Hatchbeat Column Plus

September is the time when San Francisco’s real estate market wakes up from its summer hibernation especially after Labor Day. Kevin Ho, Vanguard Properties and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties discuss how this September may be different from past ones for buyers and sellers of real estate.

Mayor Lee offers answers to San Francisco’s housing ‘anxiety’ – SFGate

Lee, who is riding high politically with no re-election rival in sight this fall, doled out statistics that underlie the city’s prosperity. He also noted the flip side: sky-high housing costs, declining diversity and an ever-present worry that many residents feel about the future. “The change we see — exciting to many, scary to some [...]

San Francisco pivots to being enclave for the wealthy as rents soar even higher – San Francisco Business Times

Earlier this week, Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) noted that the Bay Area saw the biggest rent hikes in 2014 and sees this year being just as bad. Zillow's website Friday made it clear that anyone opting to buy rather than rent in Hayes Valley's zip code would have to pony up more than $900,000 and often [...]

Sutton, GGP’s $1.75B Crown Building buy sets world record | The Real Deal New York

If you thought San Francisco real estate was pricy... The price comes down to $4,490 per square foot, which sets a new world record for the price of an entire office building, according to Real Capital Analytics data cited by Bloomberg News. The nearly 400,000-square-foot tower includes roughly 50,000 square feet of highly valuable retail [...]

Who Knew? The Hottest Home Market in the US Is the Sunset – The Numbers – Curbed SF

San Francisco is home to the three most competitive neighborhoods for homebuyers in the United States, according to new research from real estate website Redfin. The Sunset District is the most competitive neighborhood in the country, based on measures like average number of offers, the percentage of homes that sold above asking, and the percentage [...]