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Now May Be the Right Time to Sell Your Home

Aug 21, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

In the real estate market, the scale is definitely tipped in the seller’s favor today, as it has been for a few years.  There are several reasons for this trend.  According to Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, one of the major causes is lack of inventory: “Simply put, new housing supply is not […]

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San Francisco Peninsula Real Estate Market for June 2020

Jul 31, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , ,

The real estate market for the San Francisco Peninsula remained robust last month, despite the gloom and doom predictions of some soothsayers.  The following data for June illustrates the market strength of single-family properties in some of these Bay Area cities: Foster City: Average Days on the Market: 32 Average Sales Price:  $1,919,543 (increase of […]

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Better Days Ahead in the North Bay and California!

Jul 10, 2020 (0) comment , , , , ,

There is hope!  After this terrible pandemic-ridden stretch we are experiencing, it looks like we might find ourselves on the edge of better days. Some experts even believe real estate could very well lead the come-back we are all yearning for. For starters, because so many people are sitting on a lot of equity, that […]

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Real Estate Boom Has Shifted to Summer

Jun 26, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

With the stay-at-home order gradually lifting, what was once the boom in real estate during the spring, is just now showing signs of life again as we enter summer. To quote Joel Kan, Economist at The Mortgage Bankers Association: “Applications for home purchases continue to recover from April’s sizable drop and have now increased for […]

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Housing Market Can Be A Powerful Tool in Economic Recovery

Jun 12, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

Unlike 2008, this time rather than being one of the major contributing factors in the economic decline, the housing market will be one of the major contributors toward a faster recovery.  This is the opinion of many expert economists.  According to Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American: “Many still bear scars from the Great […]

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Ways to Improve Your Property’s Curb Appeal

May 29, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Ways to Improve Your Property’s Curb Appeal

With all this “at-home” time available to us now, homeowners in Sonoma County can update and upgrade their property’s curb appeal.  Have thought about having a pleasing sight to drive up to when “coming home” but haven’t had the time – or better yet – the money to do this? Curb appeal bolsters a home’s […]

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Home Improvements That Pay Off

May 15, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Anyone who watches HGTV has visions of reproducing those miracle make-overs in their own home.  But wait!  Not all remodeling projects pay off equally.  Some, in fact, can be a waste of money and time. Especially now when we are “stuck at home”, you are probably finding many improvements you would like to make to […]

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Real Estate in the Age of Covid-19

May 01, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , ,

For those determined to buy a home, there is an incredible opportunity out there right now.  Many experts have stated that this is the best buyer’s market they have ever seen.  One reason is there are fewer buyers out there giving those who are taking advantage of this opportunity far less competition.  But this opportunity […]

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State of the Market – San Francisco & Peninsula

Dec 15, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , , , ,

December 2019 Average sale price for a Single Family Home in San Francisco in November 2019 was $1,995,413 vs  October of 2019 – $1,928,523. Average selling PRICE per SQFT $1,033.28. Avg Days on Market 24. Average for Single Family House being Sold in San Francisco in November Listing Price $1,849,328 Listing Price Per Sq. Ft. […]

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November Statistics for the SF Peninsula

Jan 28, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , , , ,

The Peninsula real estate market experienced ups and downs in November.  Some cities saw an increase in the average sales price, while others decreased.  Overall, it was another healthy month for sellers. Below are the numbers for several cities: Menlo Park:  Single family homes average sales price was $2,851,403 (increase over October by $171,893) Days […]

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