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Where San Francisco home prices have risen the most

November 27, 2014 Blog
A new report from Paragon Real Estate looks at which San Francisco neighborhoods have had the most home-price appreciation since the market’s precrisis peak and postcrisis trough. Since the market bottomed in 2010-11, the neighborhoods with the biggest increases in home prices are Bayview (up 75 percent), the Mission District (63 percent), and Bernal Heights (up 57 percent). However, prices in Bayview are still 12 percent below their precrash peak in 2006-08. The neighborhood with the biggest percentage gain since before the crash is the Mission, where prices are up 46 percent. The report does not include all 80-plus neighborhoods […]
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San Francisco Market Update: 3rd Quarter 2014

The 3rd Quarter SF Market Report has arrived. The real estate market remains driven, but tight when compared to 3rd Quarter 2013. The average sales price for Single Family Homes across all of San Francisco increased 6.9% however the total number of closed Single Family Home sales decreased across every district by an average of 13.2%. The message is clear, if you are considering selling your home, now is an ideal time. The full report and more details can be downloaded here.
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Mortgage Rate History update

October 15, 2014 Blog
Our friend Jan Van Heuver over at Princeton Capital just put together this history of 30-Year Fixed Interest Rates (from 1973 to Sept 2014). It is a fantastic walk down memory lane (don’t forget to check out January 1982 when the rate was 17.48%):
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New York Dominates 2014 List of America’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes

October 13, 2014 Blog
In Atherton, Calif., 94027, the most expensive home currently on the market is a 12,840-square-foot Mediterranean mansion with a $21.988 million price tag. Not a millionaire? Good luck finding a place to live in this Silicon Valley enclave. The least expensive home for sale in the 94027 ZIP code is a 1,370-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath bungalow. In other words, a starter home–with an asking price of $1.499 million. The median price of the 24 homes listed for sale over the summer was $9.03 million, making Atherton the most expensive ZIP code in America for the second year in a row. “Atherton […]
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Supes back ‘Airbnb law’ to allow short-term rentals, with limits

October 9, 2014 Blog
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to legalize the growing trend of turning homes into ad-hoc hotels by passing the “Airbnb law,” which places some restrictions on the controversial practice. “The status quo isn’t working; we have seen an explosion in short-term rentals,” Board President David Chiu said in introducing the law he spent more than two years crafting. San Francisco has long barred residential rentals of less than 30 days. The new legislation now allows them, with several caveats. The law allows only permanent residents to offer short-term rentals, establishes a new city registry for hosts, mandates […]
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September 24, 2014 Blog
Dear Friends, Family and Clients: This is VERY SERIOUS – we need everyone to get out and VOTE NO on Prop G. This is poorly crafted legislation that will put an exorbitant ADDITIONAL transfer tax on property in San Francisco – up to 24%!!! Proponents of this tax are touting it as legislation that will protect tenants but the outcome will be the very opposite. By imposing this crazy tax – there will be no incentive for home owners to sell. This measure will affect any property sold within 5 years of purchase that is a single family home with […]
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Real estate taxes soar along with home prices

August 12, 2014 Blog
One side effect of soaring home prices: Real estate taxes are soaring too. The government provides many incentives to homeownership, including the mortgage-interest deduction and capital gains exclusion. But the interest deduction is generally limited to interest on $1.1 million in mortgage debt. And the capital gains exclusion is limited to the first $250,000 in profit ($500,000 if married) from the sale of a primary residence. With median home prices pushing or hitting $1 million in parts of the Bay Area, the value of those incentives is starting to erode for some. At the same time, governments impose a variety of real […]
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$1 million city: S.F. median home price hits 7 figures for 1st time

July 18, 2014 Blog
The median price paid in June for a new or existing single-family home or condo in San Francisco hit $1 million for the first time, according to a report released Wednesday by DataQuick.  It was the first time any Bay Area county hit a seven-figure median, DataQuick spokesman Andrew LePage said. The median is the price at which half of homes sold for more and half for less.  The nosebleed price is a result of limited inventory and an influx of cash buyers willing to pay whatever it takes, says Cece Doricko, a Realtor with TRI Coldwell Banker. Many are […]
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Private Listing | 2672 Filbert St

July 17, 2014 Blog
Private Listing! Don’t miss this limited opportunity to purchase this fabulous view home before we put it on the MLS. This home features 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, an elevator, multiple decks, garden and 2 car garage parking on one of the best blocks in Cow Hollow. Sweeping Bay Views from multiple levels. Extensively renovated in 2005. Offered at $8,600,000. Call today for your private showing!
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