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San Francisco Residential Market Trends in Realtor District 5

A statistical market overview by the Paragon Real Estate Group for Noe Valley, Eureka Valley & the Castro, Cole Valley, Mission Dolores, Haight Ashbury, Ashbury Heights, Clarendon Heights, Parnassus Heights, Corona Heights, Glen Park, Twin Peaks & the Duboce Triangle July 2011 Below are a variety of charts detailing overview market statistics and trends in ...

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The San Francisco Luxury Home Market

The Paragon Real Estate Group July 2011 Quarterly Update As seen below, by virtually every statistical measure of supply and demand, the luxury home segment in San Francisco dramatically strengthened in the 2nd quarter. And this is what we are clearly experiencing on the ground in the day to day transactional market here in the ...

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Interest Rate Charts

Interest rates are getting close once again to all time lows. Today’s chart from Bankrate.com charting rates over the past 6 months: click to enlarge Today’s chart from Bankrate.com, charting rates over the past 3 years: click to enlarge

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Despite Fears, Owning Home Retains Allure, Poll Shows

“Despite Fears, Owning Home Retains Owning a house remains central to Americans’ sense of well-being, even as many doubt their home is a good investment after a punishing recession. Nearly nine in 10 Americans say homeownership is an important part of the American dream, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. And they ...

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The Case-Shiller Index Deciphered

The S&P Case-Shiller Index report for April 2011 (released 6/28/11) indicated the first increase in home prices for the San Francisco Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in 8 months. This is based upon the Case-Shiller analysis of home sales data for the 5 counties of San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda and San Mateo. The statistics ...

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June 2011 Update – The San Francisco Luxury Home Market


SF Luxury Home Snapshot Of those luxury homes selling in the first five months of 2011, 76% sold relatively quickly, without price reductions, and on average within 3% of the list price. Another 24% sold after one or more price reductions, took almost 3 months longer to attract acceptable offers, and on average closed sale ...

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Average Dollar per Square Foot Trends by District

District 5 saw a strong uptick in average dollar per square foot figures for both houses and condos in April and May. The average dollar per square foot for SOMA/South Beach condos over the past 5 months has been its highest since the 2nd Quarter of 2009. District 7 house $/sq.ft. is at its highest ...

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Who’s Right about the San Francisco Home Market?

Is It Strengthening or Declining? Some of our readers have been understandably confused between the bad news reported elsewhere and our recent reports of a strengthening market in San Francisco. Besides the possibility of specific agendas, there are some legitimate reasons behind the apparent disconnect: Much of the data reported elsewhere, such as the Case-Shiller ...

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