Should You Wait to Buy or Not?

If you are deciding whether to buy or not in this market, read my partner’s interview that may help you with your decision. If you want to hear more about this market, give me a call. 1. Why is now a great time to buy a home if you can afford it? Who is a good candidate for a home purchase right now and why? …

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Key News and Trends Impacting Your Local Market | April 2020

A Message from Our Family to Yours I hope this message finds you healthy. In unprecedented times like these, it’s important to band together and support one another. My team is committed to continuing to serve all your real estate needs while incorporating safety protocol to protect all of our loved ones. I also want to assure you that of all investments you can make,…

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Never Mind My Pliers. Just Open Wide.

Thanks Cynthia for writing this. Funny as usual and so spot-on. My friends Pat and Patricia do this funny thing every time I’m invited over for dinner. If I say, “Wow, your hydrangea bush is blooming like crazy!” Patricia will say, “Oh, no, we’re not selling!” If I say, “These cookies are delicious, and the banquette you added to your kitchen makes everything so cozy.”…

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Invitation to join a lecture on David Park, 1950s Bay Area figurative artist

Here’s the introduction to the David Park show at the SFMOMA:  At the age of 38, in late 1949 or early 1950, artist David Park (1911–1960) filled his Ford with as many of his Abstract Expressionist canvases it could fit and abandoned them at the city dump. The work he made next shocked the Bay Area art world. At a moment when serious American painting…

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Now Is Always The Right Time To Buy

My partner at Kindred SF Homes recent blog post: I remember my first home in San Francisco: a 2-unit building purchased with my husband (let’s call him Pablo) and our partners/my clients (let’s call them Curt and Sally). Loma Prieta had shaken us silly that October of 1989, but it didn’t stop our real estate search. Curt, Sally, Pablo and I first viewed our future home – a…

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Bay Area Real Estate February 2020 Report

It’s important to note that the Bay Area contains many different markets and market segments, sometimes following diverging trends in supply and demand, and home-price appreciation. Most of the materials in this report reflect overall trends for the entire region. When the data is available we’ve charted longer-term trends since they give much greater context to what the state of the market is today, and…

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San Francisco Real Estate January 2020 Report

Generally speaking, after years of high appreciation rates, annual 2019 Bay Area median home prices went down a little bit, went up a little bit or basically remained unchanged as compared to 2018. SF hit new quarterly price highs in spring of 2019 (amid all the IPO excitement), but ended up the year at about flat for houses and a little up for condos. (Since…

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San Francisco Real Estate December 2019 Report

When the media reports on the “Bay Area median home price,” it’s worth remembering that SF is a relatively small market compared to the big 3 counties. Appreciation in Very Expensive Markets Based on the calculations of an algorithm created to track long-term price changes, this next chart looks at percentage appreciation since 2012 in the most expensive markets of 5 Bay Area Counties. (In…

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San Francisco Real Estate November 2019 Report

Using six-month-rolling figures for monthly median sales prices smooths out the often meaningless monthly fluctuations to illustrate broad, long-term appreciation trends with more clarity. Home Sales Volume by Month A crystal clear illustration of the role of seasonality in the SF real estate market. Starting in November activity begins to plunge towards the mid-winter nadir. Remember that November sales volumes mostly reflect October accepted-offer activity….

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San Francisco Real Estate

Neighborhood House & Condo Prices; Short-Term & Long-Term Appreciation Trends; Population Migration In & Out of the City. After the heat of the spring market, activity typically slows down markedly in July and August. In September, listings start pouring on the market again to fuel the relatively short autumn selling season – in fact, September is typically the single month with the highest number of…

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