Along with a shimmering new Bay Bridge, San Francisco is fast developing a brand new skyline. Driving in from the East Bay, one can’t help but be impressed by the new towers reaching skyward, many of them with arresting architecture. The twin towers of 1 Rincon Hill guards the entrance; the North tower, recently completed, offers luxury rental units but no condos. Meanwhile the curvaceous Infinity Towers ( mnemonic: ∞) has sprouted Lumina, two additional towers plus two mid-rises now nearing completion. ...
Judging by the number of family rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms being shoe-horned into every Victorian-era attic and basement around town, you’d think that Homo Sapiens San Francisco is living much larger than his/her cousins of a hundred years ago.
It’s true that people a hundred years ago were smaller and had a lot less “things” than 21st Century Human. The challenge, for those that can afford it, is to find ways to squeeze extra space out of beautiful but functionally obsolescent homes that the SF Dept. of Building Inspection, in its infinite wisdom, is dead set against anyone demolishing. Ever. Never mind whether it’s a grand Victorian Dame or a sorry mid-century stucco box with no character and rotten innards. ...
Two updated charts for house and condo values by selected district or neighborhood.
Heat Map of San Francisco Median Home Price Changes Percentage Changes since 2006-2008 Peak of Market Range from 25% Below to 25% Above Previous Peak Values August 2013 Market Report This heat map compares 2013 2nd quarter or 1st half … Continue reading →
5 White-Hot Districts in a Red-Hot San Francisco Market July 2013 Report Virtually every area of San Francisco and the Bay Area has been experiencing dramatic home-value appreciation in the past 12 to 18 months. Some that were hard hit … Continue reading →
Noe & Eureka Valley Houses: Cole Valley-Ashbury Heights-Clarendon & Corona Heights Houses: Glen Park Houses: Condos, Selected District 5 Neighborhoods: District 5 Residential 2-4 Unit Buildings: District 2 Houses Inner Sunset House Median Sales Price. FYI: Inner Sunset general dollar … Continue reading →
Paragon Market Report, June 2013 New highs in home prices have not yet been reached in every San Francisco neighborhood, but the majority has either regained the value lost since the 2008 market meltdown, or now exceeded the previous high … Continue reading →
Note: Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for “San Francisco” are for a 5-county area, of which the city’s housing market is a very small part. Since they are published 2 months after the month of the Index, are 3-month rolling averages, … Continue reading →