San Francisco Housing Market Tracker 11/15/12


Real Estate Update for San Francisco Homebuyers and Seller
David Ames
DRE# 01265683
(415) 271-2071
DavidAmes@zephyrsf.com

 

Most Recent Sales  citywide in the last 21 day

Address Type BR/BA/Units Parking DOM List Price Sold Price
10 Bertie Minor Ln #4 Condo 3BR / 2BA 1 255 $340,000 $315,000
1160 Mission St #603 Condo 3BR / 2BA 1 69 $367,846 $367,846
105 Franconia SFR 3BR / 3BA 3 79 $1,295,000 $1,305,000
15 Red Rock Way #303N Condo -BR / 1BA 1 8 $309,500 $327,500
3676 22nd St - -BR / -BA 0 52 $1,050,000 $1,040,000
25 San Anselmo SFR 5BR / 4.5BA 3 56 $1,895,000 $1,845,000
2044 Green St Condo 3BR / 3.5BA 1 31 $2,750,000

$2,750,000

>> View Additional Sales <<            *View Newest Listings*

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San Francisco Market Overview...
  Single Family Homes Condos/TICs/Lofts 2-4 Units
Median Sales Price, last 180 days
% Change from prior 180 days
Avg. Days on Market, last 180 days
% Change from prior 180 days
$789,500
+14.4%
48
-21.0%
$725,000
+11.5%
54
-30.1%

$1,187,500
+18.8%
66
-13.3

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New Investor Strategy Driving up Rental Prices

The California Association of Realtors chief economist, Leslie Appleton-Young spoke to the San Francisco Association of Realtors and gave her annual California housing economic forecast lecture. Last year she had predicted that 2012 would be a year of housing market recovery, but she vastly underestimated how great the recovery would be. She predicts further improvement in 2013 when we will hopefully see some increase in housing inventory so as to offset some of the currently huge buyer demand.

One point of her presentation that struck a chord regarded investors and the current trend in what these investors are doing with their purchased property. Before the economic bust a vast majority of investors were buying and "flipping" homes, quickly sprucing them up and putting them back on the market at a higher price. Now an overwhelming majority of investors and buying properties and renting them, as current rental rates are sky high. Since investors are currently buying and holding, this is one of the many factors keeping housing inventory low. That in turn is driving up buyer demand, and inching rental prices higher as potential buyers are stuck renting until they can find a suitable home to buy. Makes your head spin, doesn't it?
 
Bridge News
Two bits of news to bring you this week about San Francisco's beautiful and iconic bridges. First off, the eastern span of the Bay Bridge has cleared another one of its huge milestones, and builders and engineers are breathing a sigh of relief. Over the last three months, 45,000 tons of steel and concrete roadway were transferred onto the eastern span that caused enough tension to lift the bridge so that the main suspension cables could be locked into place. Sounds as if the span is set to open on schedule by the end of next year.

In other bridge news, things are not going quite so well for the long overdue plans to put a moveable median barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge. The project that began in the mid-90s has been mired in a head spinning amount of red tape. Studies have shown that a one foot moveable median would virtually eliminate future crossover accidents on the bridge. The project is currently funded, but due to back and forth between the Bridge District and Caltrans there is still no hard completion date in sight.
David Ames • (415) 271-2071 • DavidAmes@zephyrsf.com • www.davidpames.com
Recent listings, sales, and market data are based on information from the San Francisco Association of Realtors MLS for the periods shown.
Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.

 

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