As we’ve said before, price is not everything when it comes to writing about housing. But it IS the thing that’s on people’s minds most often, and how could it not be? […]
Vacancy rates became a point of controversy in San Francisco in recent years, with advocates for the homeless and those in danger of eviction pointing out that there are more vacant homes […]
As 2021 comes to an end, we have had an amazing year in the real estate market. The question being asked at the end of the year is always, “Where is the real estate market headed?”
It’s Hanukkah, and while sources like Rabbi Sari Laufer write that Hanukkah is not actually a major holiday in most Jewish traditions, it remains the most prominent in American culture and as […]
The Front Steps enjoyed a big Richmond sale this week, with bidding on 764 24th Avenue pushing the final sale price up to nearly $1 million more than the original asking price. […]
When reading and writing about housing, it’s easy to get hung up on prices; after all, that’s the bottom line. But there are other, possibly better ways to measure how strong or […]
With Halloween right around the corner, housing watchers with long memories may wonder whatever became of the Richmond’s scariest home listing? We’re talking about the so-called “mummy house” at 152 4th Avenue, […]
The cost of housing is not the whole story when it comes to real estate, but for obvious reasons it’s the factor that tends to preoccupy people the most, especially if they’re […]
Do you ever wonder where all the commission money goes in a real estate transaction? With prices so high in our area, it is a significant amount of money.
In San Francisco’s easternmost neighborhoods, the big news transit-wise is that the long (long) delayed Central Subway is tremblingly close to opening to the public, connecting Chinatown to Third Street via a […]
The cool, foggy embrace of autumn is ready for us, as 2021 starts to ease into its final stretch. The year is far from over, of course; but in housing terms, the […]
Here’s a little housing watcher game called “The High & The Low,” where we compare the most and least expensive homes sold in a given market. Most of the time this is […]
As a student of real estate my entire life, this COVID-19-induced market has taught me much and introduced different concepts and principles into the market which we might never see again in our lifetime. Normally in September I write about what we can expect in our fall real estate market because it marks the start of our second selling season of the year in San Francisco.
This week’s big summer blockbuster (there are still technically a couple weeks left in summer) is Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings, a martial arts superhero expedition adapting […]
San Francisco has 292 city-designated historic landmarks. While most SF neighborhoods sport at least a handful of historic hotspots, and the Inner Richmond boasts half a dozen in its own right, in […]