Market News

Current Housing Supply & Demand

Click to enlarge Months’ Supply of Inventory (MSI) = the number of months it would take to sell the existing inventory of homes for sale at current rates of market activity: The lower the MSI, the stronger the market. Less than 4 months of inventory is usually considered a “Seller’s market”; 4-6 months, a balanced ...


High-tech boom brings a sense of déjà vu in San Francisco

“The number of technology jobs in San Francisco will soon surpass the record of 34,000 set in 2000, during the dot-com boom. It’s transforming once-troubled neighborhoods and setting off a scramble for pricey apartments. Reporting from San Francisco— When Twitter inventor Jack Dorsey decided to start a new company last year, he bypassed Silicon Valley ...


Interest rates drop again

Julian made some excellent points at this morning meeting, especially his thoughts that the current stock market volatility does not compare to the September 2008 financial markets meltdown. Remember his website: www.thebasispoint.com. He mentioned how current conditions have once again plunged interest rates to the realm of historic lows. Here are the 5 year and ...


Miscellaneous Neighborhood/ District Market Charts

click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge Sunset/ Parkside/ Richmond SFDs: Average Days on Market click to enlarge Sunset/ Parkside/ Richmond SFD Months’ Supply of Inventory click to enlarge


San Francisco Commercial Rents

The tech sector followed by the financial/business sector has fueled the growth in San Francisco causing rental rates to increase more during the 2nd quarter than in any other of the previous 10 quarters. For Q2, 2011: The city wide vacancy rate continued to drop for the quarter to 13.3% with Class A and Class ...


Rising Rents = Upward Pressure on Home Prices

It’s a truism that the correlation between what a property will sell for vs. what it will rent for is one of the fundamental ways to assess whether a home is reasonably priced. In a recent Economist article, they said they believed that based on this equation, US homes were now very slightly undervalued. As ...


SF Case-Shiller Home Price Index Increases Again

S&P Case-Shiller Overall Home-Price Index for San Francisco Metro Area Increases for 2nd Consecutive Month in May Case-Shiller High Tier Price Index Shows 3rd Consecutive Increase The Paragon Real Estate Group July 27, 2011 Update click to enlarge The Case-Shiller Index Deciphered For the San Francisco (City & County) Real Estate Market The S&P Case-Shiller ...


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