San Francisco is a renter’s city–has been since 1849. The Richmond is no exception: Per Planning Department estimates, as many as 68 percent of Inner Richmond homes are renter occupied, and for […]
The most important thing about housing is actually transit–you’re never going to sell a house nobody can get to, and even to this day, homes in SF’s western neighborhoods struggle with the […]
February, we hardly knew ye. The shortest month of 2022 has already come and gone, so let’s see what the home market in the Richmond looked like. We’re going to break things […]
There’s a lot more to San Francisco architecture (and the Richmond in particular) than just the Victorians. But that’s still all some people are interested in–and really, who can blame them? Sometimes […]
Is the Richmond one neighborhood, or is it three–Inner, Outer, and Central? In semantic terms, we could debate this all day; but in real estate terms the answer is three–please forward your […]
If realtors and housing watchers obsess over anything more than price, it’s the inescapable metric of DOM–the number of days on the market. In fact, some people can get downright superstitious about […]
At The Front Steps, we’re always a little bit fascinated by the phenomena of overbids–those homes that sell for more than they’re originally listed for, sometimes to a fantastic degree. Our weekly […]
With so many issues facing our City at the moment, the housing crisis is not getting as much attention as it used to.
Few things get housing watchers hotter under the collar than the question of whether and how we should be building more homes on San Francisco’s west side. Be you for the proposal […]
Celebrity homes are a guilty pleasure of many SF housing watchers, but the Richmond does not get as many gilded homeowners as some neighborhoods–you win some, you lose some. But until just […]
This is not as straightforward of a question as it seems. For one thing, it depends on what source we’re relying on: The standard (and easiest) authority on home-selling is the go-to […]
There are a lot of ways to make your listing stand out, but there’s only one that neither the seller nor the realtor can achieve all on their own: longevity. The #B […]
The Richmond District’s single-family median home prices rose 20.2% in 2021, with about the same number of properties selling as the previous year.
We’re barely more than a few days into the new year and already, improbably, Richmond homes are selling like mad. Typically, January is reckoned one of the slower months in the housing […]
With 2021 drawing to a close we already examined some of the most notable Richmond home sales of the year, but what about those that have yet to close the deal? With […]