“Coppa” with two “p’s “ is a delicious dried pork salume of Italy and Corsica. “COPA” is a new SF law that requires owners of buildings with three or more residential units to give a right of first offer and a right of first refusal to a designated set of non-profits before they can sell their building to a third party. If a seller fails to comply with the statutory requirements, they may well feel that they’ve been through the COPA meat-grinder. Penalties can include disgorgement of profits and a fine equal to 10% of the sale price they received. ...
Bay Area Apartment Market Report – Paragon Commercial Brokerage
The San Francisco Bay Area Apartment Building Market The Paragon Commercial Brokerage – Reis Reports 2nd Quarter 2013 Market Update “Welcome to what is arguably one of the worst cities in America to be a renter, but among the best … Continue reading →
The 2012 SF Real Estate Wrap-Up
Happy New Year everyone! As promised, here is a link to Paragon’s comprehensive analysis of trends in the San Francisco residential market and beyond in 2012. You’ll find 19 incredible charts and maps covering a host of metrics and I highly recommend a quick scan of the online newsletter to find the stuff that might interest you. I’m going to cherry-pick just a handful of my favorites to discuss below.
Newsletter: Is the SF Market Easing a Little?
Is the Ferocious SF Market Easing a Little? October 2012 San Francisco Market Update September brought a burst of new inventory that helped satisfy some of the fierce buyer demand for San Francisco homes. Anecdotally, word on the street is … Continue reading →
Summer’s Unflagging Demand Fuels Higher SF Home Prices
San Francisco Real Estate Market: September 2012 Update Typically, the real estate market slows down during the summer months – a period often called the summer doldrums — but that certainly did not occur this year in San Francisco: unflagging … Continue reading →