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Sold: 811-813 Spencer Avenue

Sold: 811-813 Spencer Avenue

Dialed-in investment property! Remodeled from the foundation up in 2015-2016 by local contractor. Two stylish studio units with a large storage building behind on large parcel in the JC Area. Dual pane windows, ceiling and wall insulation, LED lights, galley kitchens and tiled bathrooms, low flow fixtures. Plenty of space to be creative here or [ More ]

Sonoma County Real Estate Looking Back on 2018

There were almost too many political, economic and even ecological factors – local, national and international – impacting the 2018 market to count. At the end of 2017 and in the first half of 2018, market conditions were very hot in Sonoma and around the Bay Area, and there were strong year-over-year appreciation rates. Come [ More ]

Sold: 5554 Yerba Buena Road

Sold: 5554 Yerba Buena Road

Entertainer’s delight in prime St Francis neighborhood. Thoughtfully updated with an expert eye for quality, style and comfort. Spectacular open kitchen, full wet bar for indoor/outdoor festivities. Fresh and soothing palette inside complements the exquisite and abundant gardens offering color, texture and flavor at all times of year. Incredible variety of flowers, shrubs and trees, [ More ]

Sold: 23430 Old Duncans Grade Road

Sold: 23430 Old Duncans Grade Road

Inspiring spaces amid towering redwoods & sun-drenched meadows. Minutes from the Russian River or the Sonoma Coast, this oasis lets you get away from it all. Cottage-style house plus a 600 sq.ft. granny gives you flexibility for having guests or doing a vacation rental. There’s also an art/yoga studio and a huge garage/shop (over 900 [ More ]

30+ Years of Bay Area Real Estate Cycles

The CoreLogic S&P Case-Shiller high-price-tier Home Price Index for the 5- county San Francisco Metro Area, illustrated above by the blue line, applies best to more expensive Bay Area housing markets such as most of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo and Diablo Valley/Lamorinda. The SF Metro low- and mid-price tiers had much more dramatic bubbles [ More ]

Sonoma County Autumn Market Continues to Cool

Autumn markets around the Bay Area have seen considerable shifts, but with wide variance in the magnitude of these changes between counties. So far, Sonoma County has seen some of the most dramatic changes in conditions and trends, especially as compared to the competitive, high-demand, low-inventory market that existed in late 2017 through spring 2018. [ More ]

Mixed Signals in the Marin County Real Estate Market

Autumn markets in counties around the Bay Area have seen significant shifts, but with wide variance in the magnitude of these changes between counties. So far, Marin itself has seen much less dramatic changes than some other local markets such as Santa Clara and Sonoma Counties. Homes that sell have generally continued to sell quickly, …

Sold: 715 King Street

Sold: 715 King Street

Historic 1890s Charm with a Contemporary Farmhouse flair! Surprisingly deep private lot hosts entertaining spaces, raised bed gardens, lap pool, and detached garage on the alley behind. High ceilings, wainscoting, period details, 2 bedrooms w/delightful loft sleeping spaces, master bedroom with sweet half bath, Nest Therm, marble kitchen w/SS appliances, rear porch. City indicated potential [ More ]

The Multi-Unit Residential Property Markets of San Francisco, Alameda & Marin Counties

The big political issue facing the market is CA Prop 10, which, if passed in November, repeals the limits on local rent control laws enacted in the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. This would almost certainly have negative ramifications for owners of multi-unit residential properties in San Francisco and Oakland. The CA Legislative Analyst Office does …

CoreLogic S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index Update

The CoreLogic S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index does not evaluate median sales price changes, but employs its own proprietary algorithm to measure home price appreciation over time. Since its indices cover large areas – for example, the San Francisco Metro Area is comprised of 5 counties – which themselves contain communities and neighborhoods of widely [ More ]

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