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Blog Archives: January 2013

San Francisco Housing Market Maintains Positive Outlook for New Year

January 25, 2013
Much like the rest of 2012, December produced improved buyer demand, steadily rising home prices (the median now at $850,000, up by 39.3 percent) and pockets of robust activity throughout the city. With such a strong buyer demand, the current inventory was gobbled up quickly, with the average days on market at 41. As sharply rising rents and low interest rates continue to drive the market, it makes financial sense for buyers to purchase now rather than rent, to lock in at these low 30-year rates and wait for appreciation. And, with job ...

Five Steps to Eliminate Uncertainty

January 09, 2013
  I hear from a lot of potential home buyers that they would like to own a home, but have uncertainty about where to begin and what they can afford.  There’s anxiety caused from our rapidly changing economic situation, the inherently crazy SF housing market, and conflicting information about how this all affects them.  This is all very overwhelming and some folks just throw up their hands or defer thinking about it. It’s not surprising people are struggling with these challenges:  the global recession has put a huge swath of Americans thru ...

If San Francisco Neighborhoods were Islands

January 08, 2013
Our friends at Burrito Justice created this awesome map of San Francisco’s neighborhoods.  “If San Francisco neighborhoods were islands, and the streets canals” It’s also available for sale, should you be so inclined to support the artist.