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Safety First: Disaster Planning 101

SAFETY FIRST: DISASTER PLANNING 101 Northern California is no stranger to natural disasters. When you live at the foot of nature, you’re bound to get in its way a time or two. Evacuation orders have become so commonplace, it’s easy...

San Francisco Real Estate Market | August 2020

San Francisco Real Estate Market Mixed Indicators August 2020   As illustrated below, the San Francisco market currently reflects a variety of both positive and negative indicators. Among Bay Area markets, the city is seeing the softest recovery from the...

We Know Which Improvements To Make (And Not To Make)

We Know Which Improvements To Make (And Not To Make) A small investment in this backyard added $100K to its value [caption id="attachment_40363" align="aligncenter" width="600"]                              ...

Understanding Your Rights In The Workplace

Hi Everyone! My guest for this week's webinar series is my friend Ami Sanghvi, an employment attorney with Marek Law Firm. It's always a good idea to be knowledgable in the field of employment rights, whether you're an employee or...

How To Get Hired… Even In A Pandemic

Hi Friends - Can you believe it's July already?! The COVID-19 pandemic has taken over most of our lives in some way, shape, or form, since early March. We've had to adapt to the challenging new ways of life that...

How We Are Getting Buyers In Contract During SIP

Getting Deals Done During SIP Proud of our recent buyer-represented transactions   Our team has been quick to adapt to the surrounding circumstances and still help buyers find homes and win in multiple offers situations. Of the six buyer represented...

San Francisco Real Estate Market | July 2020

San Francisco Real Estate Market Rebounds Dramatically Median house sales price hits new monthly high July 2020 report   Despite the ongoing health and economic crisis precipitated by COVID-19, the SF real estate market made a large recovery from the...

Healthcare In A Time Of Crisis

  Hi Everyone! I recently sat down with prize-winning author, researcher, health care advocate, and President and founder of Tree of Life Health Advocates, Dr. Ruth Linden, to shed some light on the health crisis we're facing right now. It was a...

San Francisco Real Estate Market | June 2020

San Francisco Real Estate Spring 2020 Report Supply & demand statistics, median sales price trends, sales and values by city district, the luxury home market, and the ongoing effects of COVID-19 June 2020   Generally speaking, market activity – as...

Ruth Krishnan, Rob DeContreras, & Eric Wood Webinar

  Hi Everyone, We've made it to May and we're still hanging in there and finding ways to keep pushing business forward! There have been so many changes in our lives and the industries that shape them, and I'm doing...

San Francisco Real Estate Market | May 2020

San Francisco Real Estate Market Begins to Bounce Back - Slowly   May 2020 Crisis Update   Market activity begins to tick up after severe shelter-in-place plunge. Median home sales prices are up. Interest rates hit new low. ----------------------------------------------------- Shelter-in-place...

Webinar with Ruth & Larry Beck, Trust and Estate Attorney

  Hi Friends, If you're reading this you're probably aware of all the webinars we've been hosting with professionals in various fields ranging from legal, insurance, development, to coaching (... and many more to come)! I'm working hard to bring...

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Ruth In Conversation With Personal Insurance Expert Susan Ott

Personal Insurance 101 with Ruth & Susan Ott, Insurance Broker and Managing Director at Krauter & Company. Hi Everyone, During this shelter-in-place, I decided now was as good a time as ever to check off all the little things that have forever been...

San Francisco Real Estate Market | April 2020

San Francisco Real Estate & the Coronavirus   Effects on Market Supply & Demand Dynamics April 2020 Report   Note that there is a time lag - usually 3 to 6+ weeks - between a new listing coming on market,...

Buyer and Seller Closing Costs in SF

How buyers and sellers in San Francisco split the closing costs pertinent to the sale of real estate is ultimately decided in the purchase contract itself, but this list details how they are typically split in San Francisco County. Very...

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How To Read The 7-Page SF Purchase Agreement + Sample

The Purchase Agreement is at the core of a real estate transaction. Having done 400+ transactions, we are experts when it comes to the document and all of its nuances. The offer may seem daunting if you’re seeing it for...

Median home sales prices in San Francisco neighborhoods
What Costs How Much Where in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO MEDIAN HOME PRICE MAP - COMPASS Updated March 2020: This map generally reflects median home sales prices in San Francisco neighborhoods for the 12-month period through mid-March 2020 (i.e. before the coronavirus could impact sales prices). Median sales...

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San Francisco Real Estate Market | March 2020

San Francisco Real Estate March 2020 Report There is a lot going on in the world right now and we won’t pretend to know how things will turn out or affect the local real estate market over the next few...

San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Markets Survey | February 2020

San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Markets Survey February 2020 It's important to note that the Bay Area contains many different markets and market segments, sometimes following diverging trends in supply and demand, and home-price appreciation. Most of the materials...

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San Francisco Real Estate Market | January 2020

San Francisco Real Estate January 2020 Report Generally speaking, after years of high appreciation rates, annual 2019 Bay Area median home prices went down a little bit, went up a little bit or basically remained unchanged as compared to 2018....

Before and After: Central Richmond

775 28th Avenue How We Sold This Home for $330,000 Over Asking Price This classic three-story Edwardian home is nestled on a charming residential street in the Central Richmond Neighborhood of San Francisco. At the time we took offers we...

San Francisco Real Estate December 2019 Market Snapshots

San Francisco Real Estate Market Snapshots December 2019 Bay Area Home Prices & Market Sizes   When the media reports on the "Bay Area median home price," it's worth remembering that SF is a relatively small market compared to the big...

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San Francisco Real Estate Median Home Price Trends Since 2005

San Francisco Real Estate Market Report November 2019 Report Using six-month-rolling figures for monthly median sales prices smooths out the often meaningless monthly fluctuations to illustrate broad, long-term appreciation trends with more clarity. Home Sales Volume by Month A crystal...

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San Francisco Real Estate Q3 YoY Comparisons | October 2019

San Francisco Real Estate Market Report Updated Market & Census Statistics, Home Prices & Appreciation Rates, Luxury Home Sales, Price Reductions, Employment & Interest Rates October 2019 Report It will be another month before hard data on the autumn selling...

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Before and After: Inner Richmond

345 10th Avenue How We Sold This Home For $315,000 Over List Price Taking the time to properly prep a property before it hits the market is essential in order to maximize its value. Before selling a property we spend...

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San Francisco Housing and Migration Trends

San Francisco Real Estate Market Report Neighborhood House & Condo Prices; Short-Term  & Long-Term Appreciation Trends; Population Migration In & Out of the City September 2019 Update After the heat of the spring market, activity typically slows down markedly in...

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Before and After: Miraloma

80 Stanford Heights How We Sold This Home For $310,000 Over List Price Taking the time to properly prep a property before it hits the market is essential in order to maximize its value. Before selling a property we spend...

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San Francisco Real Estate Market | August 2019

San Francisco Real Estate Sales & Values by District and Price Segment, Special Circumstance Sales, Market Seasonality, the Luxury Home Market & Foreign Buyers August 2019 Update The May Case-Shiller Home Price Index was released in late July for the...

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Before and After: Westline Drive

27 Westline Drive How We Sold This Home For $280,000 Over List Price By taking the time to enhance your home before bringing it to market, we help our sellers realize the maximum value of their homes. Before selling a...

How to hire the best real estate agent in San Francisco

A top-ranked real estate agent in San Francisco tells you exactly what questions to ask. Finding a real estate agent is easy. Google will list dozens in seconds.  Finding the right real estate agent is hard. Especially when more than...

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Before and After: Noe Valley Duplex

55-57 Valley Street How We Sold This Home For Nearly $1 Million Dollars Over List Price If you know us, you know that one of our favorite things is helping our clients maximize the value of their home through simple...

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San Francisco Median Home Price Sales Have Reached New Peaks

San Francisco Second Quarter 2019 Market Report High stock markets, low interest rates, surging luxury home sales, limited inventory, a spring full of unicorn IPOs, and San Francisco - once again -hits new highs in median home sales prices. July...

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New Developments Update – June, 2019

Welcome to the Krishnan Team San Francisco New Developments update. We deliver the latest on new properties, construction schedules, hard hat tours, and more. Read on for the latest market stats, developments currently selling and our feature of one of...

San Francisco Median Home Price Appreciation through Q1 2020
San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Cycles

Recessions, Recoveries, Booms, Bubbles & Adjustments (Sometimes Crashes) 30+ Years of Housing Market Cycles in the San Francisco Bay Area   by Patrick Carlisle, chief market analyst, SF Bay Area, Compass Below is a look at the past 30+ years...

New Developments Update – May, 2019

www.SFNewDev.com View this email in your browser Welcome to the Krishnan Team San Francisco New Developments update. We deliver the latest on new properties, construction schedules, hard hat tours, and more. Read on for the latest market stats, developments currently...

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The SF Market Is Back Up And Running – May 2019 Report

High-Demand Spring Market Slightly Below Last Year's Home Price Peaks San Francisco Real Estate | May 2019 Report With April’s end, we now have 2 months of spring season data unaffected by the end of 2018, when financial markets plunged....

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New Developments in San Francisco | April 2019

  Welcome to the Krishnan Team San Francisco New Developments update. We deliver the latest on new properties, construction schedules, hard hat tours, and more. Read on for the latest market stats, developments currently selling and our feature of one...

SF Realtor Market Update
Renewed Interest In The SF Real Estate Market | April 2019 Report

San Francisco Real Estate Home Prices, Sales & Statistics; Stock Markets; Interest Rates and Unicorns in Spring April 2019, Q1 Report A substantial portion of Q1 statistics reflect new listings and accepted offers occurring during the mid-winter market doldrums (Thanksgiving...

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Seller Success Story: Hoffman Before and After

Seller Success Story: Hoffman Before and After Congratulations to our sellers at 479 Hoffman Avenue! We loved this home so much we wanted to keep it. As with many of the homes we have sold, enhancements are needed in order for our clients to receive the...

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Buyer Success Story: Pacifica

Buyer Success Story: Montezuma Drive Pacifica We are so grateful to have such wonderful clients. We're also grateful that Michael Jimenez, a top-producing buyers agent, joined our team late last year. With Michael on our team, we now have the expertise to help Coastside buyers and sellers. He recently...

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New Developments in San Francisco | March 2019

Welcome to the Krishnan Team San Francisco New Developments update for March 2019. We deliver the latest on new properties, construction schedules, hard hat tours, and more. Click through to read our blog post and see beautiful images of San...

New Developments in the San Francisco Scene | December

Welcome to the Krishnan Team December San Francisco New Developments update. We deliver the latest on new properties, construction schedules, hard hat tours, and more. Click through to read our blog post and see beautiful images of San Francisco's finest...

Top New Year’s Eve Spots in San Francisco

Are you sorting through a list of places where you’d like to spend New Year’s Eve in San Francisco? Is the list endless? Are you wondering which one is best to welcome 2019 with a bang? As San Francisco real...

San Francisco Luxury Real Estate Market Forces and Trends

San Francisco’s luxury real estate market is one of the hottest in the world. It’s been growing steadily for decades and it shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, as global wealth increases, the market is growing faster than...

New Developments in the San Francisco Scene | November

San Francisco’s new development scene is as exciting and dynamic as the rest of our real estate market. One development we’re extra excited about is Mira (get all the details below). Launching this Winter, Mira offers an excellent location and...

Mixed Signals In the SF Real Estate Market

The market truly does seem to be taking a turn. We are not seeing reductions in all properties, but there are more reductions this fall than we've seen in six years. Meanwhile, our buyers are certainly not standing on the...

Thanksgiving 2018: Things We’re Grateful For

As our hearts go out to fire victims throughout California, we at Krishnan Team know that we have many things to be grateful for. Most important, we’re grateful for each other. It’s fun working with the best real estate team...

SF Real Estate Case Study: A Tale of Two Parkside Homes

Why Did 2148 17th Avenue Sell For $555,000 Over Asking? Our clients often ask us: How do we know that staging makes a difference? How do we know how to price a home? What upgrades make the biggest difference for...

SF New Condos: Mira, Alma & Engel, plus a monthly report!

San Francisco New Developements SFNewDev.com The Alma & Engel Friedell Street & Innes Avenue Discover your dream home in Engel at The San Francisco Shipyard, the most transformative and excitingmaster-planned community the city has ever seen! The Engel condominiums frame a...

The Autumn Selling Season Begins!

The Autumn Selling Season Begins September 2018  September is typically the single month with the highest number of new listings coming on market in San Francisco, a big spike in inventory which fuels the relatively short autumn selling season. Very...

SF New Development Monthly Report

SF New Development Report SFNewDev.com The Avery 488 Folsom Street, SOMA The condos’ interiors is designed by renowned Clodagh Design, based in New York, New York. The center point of arrival, heralding San Francisco’s next chapter. With an exciting location that...

Are You Ready for the Fall Market?

Hey Everybody! Watch the video for an explanation of this month's market newsletter. Another announcement I want to make is that Compass and Paragon have merged. Compass is now #1 in market share in San Francisco, by far! Compass is a fantastic...

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SF New Development Monthly Report

SF New Development Report SFNewDev.com One Mission Bay The Harrison Fulton 555 99 Rausch Alma & Engel @The Shipyard The Austin Stage 1075 The Pacific 815 Tennessee 181 Fremont 1450 Franklin The Monarch @ The Shipyard The Alexandria 1868 Van Ness 288...

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Mid-Year Buyer Success Feature Story!

Buyer Success Story We've been so blessed to have such a great year. We are on track to surpass our goalsand are selling almost a home a week!  The last thing I want to do is spam you with every success we have because, well,...

5 Things Buyers Must Know

5 Things Buyers Must Know 1. Know how to get into a contract in a multiple offer situation.  Believe it or not, it takes A LOT more than just the highest price. 2.  Know the current market cycles. Is this a bubble? 3. Know what contingencies...

A Wild Ride for SF Real Estate Mid-Year 2018 Report

Hi All, Happy Summer! We are back from my hometown visit to Missouri, where the kids caught some fish, rode four-wheelers and played in the pool with their cousins. It was a whirlwind, but they had a blast while catching up with my...

Why Work with a Team?

Why work with a team? All of us at The Krishnan Team are here to help you, whether you are buying or selling a home. Real estate transactions are complex and have their share of potential pitfalls. We know how...

From Billionaires to Flips & Fixer-Uppers

Dear Friends,  Hello from VERY hot Los Vegas. I flew down here for a few days to attend a training event.  For those of you who don't know me well, I'm a self-proclaimed self-improvement junkie. In both my self-improvement work and...

From Billionaires in Mansions to Flippers & Fixer-Uppers

Dear Friends,  Summer is here!  ...And I'm going to be another year older this month - a high-five to all my fellow Cancers out there!  We're anticipating a little slow down in the market over the next couple of months...

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SF’s Hottest Neighborhoods!

Dear Friends,  I hope all you mommies had a great Mother's Day. This was one of the first Mother's Days that I remember being relaxed and with the kids. Over the past few years I have either been working an open house...

Before and After: Noe Living

3945 23rd St. Before selling a property we spend time analyzing the market and choosing the strategy that is most beneficial to our clients. In most cases making improvements to their home will yield the highest sale price. After some...

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Yet Another Dramatic Jump in SF Real Estate

Yet Another Dramatic Jump in San Francisco Median House Price to over $1,600,000April 2018 Report Consumer confidence is still soaring, and buyers continue to push aside concerns about recent financial market volatility, federal tax law changes affecting Bay Area homeowners, and...

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No Let-Up in Demand So Far in 2018

  San Francisco Real Estate No Let-Up in Demand So Far in 2018   March 2018 Update ------------------------------------------------------------   So far in 2018, the market seems to have brushed aside any concerns about increasing home prices, rising interest rates, and...

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355 3rd Ave in Inner Richmond San Francisco

355 3rd Ave in Inner Richmond Immaculate, spacious, enchanting home 3 bed, 2 bath condo 1 car parking in garage Year built: 1900 (per tax) Sq Ft: 1,422 (per appraisal) In-unit laundry 2 fireplaces HOA $489 Wine fridge & built-in glass rack Granite countertops & stainless steel...

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How much SqFt 1 million can get you…

A Survey of San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate MarketsFebruary 2018 Dear Friends, I hope everyone is having fabulous February!  In this month's newsletter, we have taken a wide look at the Bay Area markets.  One of my favorite charts...

Bay Area SF Demographics Charts - 17. Age Breakdown
San Francisco & Bay Area Demographics Charts & Graphs

Hi Friends! I hope you are doing well and spending some time with loved ones over the holidays. We will be in Australia for a bit, visiting and reconnecting with family as well as seeing one of the “7 Wonders...

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Before and After: Charming Noe Condo

263 Duncan Street The enhancements you see below maximized the value of our client's home. Spending the time and energy making modifications to this charming Noe Valley Condo was a key factor to it selling for almost Half million dollars...

SF Bay Area real estate market charts 10. Where to buy a house in San Francisco, Bernal heights, Potrero Hill, Miraloma Park, West Portal, Ingleside terrace, Noe, Eureka Valley, Richmond
Another Hot Autumn in the SF Real Estate Market?

Hello everyone,  This month, our newsletter is jam-packed with information as we get ready for an awesome fall market. September is always a fun, exciting month as we finally get more inventory. Even though this is a good thing, listing agents get...

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Spacious Top-Floor North Beach Condo 650 Chestnut St #402

  Gracious open floor plan unit in an unbeatable location in the heart of North Beach! This sophisticated 3 bedroom, 2 bath top-floor condo boasts an updated kitchenand shared bath, brand new light fixtures and hardware, refinished hardwood floors, a fresh coat of paint throughout,...

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Bay Area Income, Employment, & Home Prices

Dear Friends and Clients, We just returned from a trip to my hometown where the boys got to fish, ride on four-wheelers, pick fresh veggies from the garden for dinner and fresh eggs from the hen house for breakfast. It...

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It’s been a busy summer in San Francsico

It’s been a busy summer, as you can see. Thank you to all our recent buyers and sellers for making it happen! Recently sold   135 Holladay Ave BernalSfHome.com Seller Represented   401 Crescent Ct #4401 401Crescent.com Seller Represented   186 Dellbrook Ave 186Dellbrook.com...

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Before and After: North Beach Condo

165 Pfeiffer Street The only thing we love more than helping our sellers maximize the value of their homes is sharing the entire experience before and after! Our team's design background and many years of experience in local real estate...

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466 Hill St., San Francisco, CA Stunning Noe Valley Home

This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom Victorian home is the epitome of luxury living. Sweeping views from multiple balconies A separate, large living room features a private deck, a wood-burning fireplace, and panoramic city views. 3 luxurious master suites,  a heated...

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It’s a crazy hot real estate market in SF … again!

Dear Friends and Clients, Yowzers! The stats have finally caught up to what we've been feeling on the ground. This spring, the SF market has really heated up. Paragon just released some mind-blowing stats, which show that the median prices...

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Housing Affordability in the San Francisco Bay Area

Income, Affluence, Poverty & the Cost of Housing: Housing Affordability in the San Francisco Bay Area   San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Napa, Alameda, Contra Costa & Solano Counties   San Francisco County: Long-Term Overview The California...

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A second wind for the SF market?

Dear Friends & Clients, In the newsletter below, we will highlight recent real estate trends and compare them with how we are feeling “on the ground”. From our perspective, the market has really heated up in most segments this spring,...

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186 Dellbrook Ave San Francisco, CA Midtown Terrace SF Home

THE SECRET GEM IN MIDTOWN TERRACE Nestled on a picturesque hillside adorned with fragrant eucalyptus trees, this cheerful 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home, built in year 1956,  blends tasteful updates with original period details. Fully detached with hardwood floors throughout,...

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The San Francisco Luxury Home Real Estate Market Report

The San Francisco Luxury Home Market Report 2017 Surveys including over 3 dozen custom chart analyses In this report, various price thresholds will be used for the luxury home designation - from $1.5m to $2m for condos, and from $2m...

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Get the background on recent sales by the Krishnan Team

Just sold! We’d like to reach out and say thank you and congratulations to our most recent buyers and sellers. Each client has a unique success story, and these are no exception! 650 Chestnut St #405 see website: LiveInNorthBeach.com We received...

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Sun-drenched Condo with Alcatraz Views in North Beach

 165 Pfeiffer St., San Francisco, CA 94133 Sun-drenched flat with stunning views in the heart of North Beach! This pristine 1 bedroom, 1 bath home is the quintessential San Francisco abode, with original trim, hardwood floors and big beautiful windows...

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Charming & Spacious Bernal Heights Cottage

135 Holladay Ave Amidst the rolling knolls of Bernal Heights sits this enchanting single family home with gorgeous bay views. Fully detached and 1,785 square foot, the home is bright and airy with exquisite period details. Step into the living...

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Buying and selling homes in San Francisco, True Stories

We are deeply grateful... to our clients who allowed us to help them buy and sell the homes below! 1126 Haight St see website: QueenAnneSF.com What's better than selling a home once? Well, selling it twice, of course! Haight street was a...

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North Beach Condo in Heart of San Francisco

650 Chestnut St #405 Built in 1995, this light-filled top-floor condo with Alcatraz views is located on a tranquil block, yet is right in the heart of historic North Beach.   This turn-key home is a sophisticated, bright, and modern retreat...

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Ups & Downs in SF Bay Area Real Estate Markets

Dear friends, The spring market has been hotter than anticipated! The Krishnan Team has been extremely busy writing contracts and trying to get our buyers into homes in very, very competitive situations. It looks to me like we are in...

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Just Listed: 1126 Haight St San Francisco Home

Set on a beautiful tree-lined street facing Buena Vista Park, this huge home provides both classic residential beauty and big city amenities. With a fireplace and pocket doors, the living room calls for elegant entertaining. With over 2,000 square feet...

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Multiple Angles on a Changing San Francisco Market

Dear Friends, We are getting ready to say goodbye to fall...and we're wrapping it up with a bang! As we prepare to welcome in the winter season, we're happy to report that we managed to get three of our buyers...

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1962 29th Ave Sunset SF Home Just Listed!

Come visit open house! JANEEN ANDERSON & RUTH KRISHNAN PRESENTS: SPECTACULAR SAN FRANCISCO HOME Spectacular 3 bedroom, 2 bath center patio home, with gorgeous original details and stunning modern upgrades! Floor plan has an easy flow from living room to...

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Just Listed in Glen Park! 53 Wilder St #402

53 Wilder St #402 Located in the heart of Glen Park, this top floor, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condominium is in a newer building (2006) and provides modern amenities and conveniences. At 1237 square feet (per tax records), this property...

Just listed, open this week! 3-Bed in Noe Valley & NOPA

1667 Church St Welcome to 1667 Church St, a luxury 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath condominium in Noe Valley. Originally constructed in 1890, the building was rebuilt in 2009 and underwent extensive upgrades. Boasting an open-living floorplan and private living quarters,...

Home Value Tables by San Francisco Neighborhood

San Francisco Home Value Tables by Neighborhood, Property Type & Bedroom Count For access to all our market analyses: Paragon Market Reports These tables report median sales prices and average dollar per square foot values, along with average home size and...

Paragon Market Analytics in the Media

Data is the foundation for making informed decisions regarding the purchase, sale, and ongoing ownership of real estate, which is why Paragon makes such a huge effort to generate straightforward, reliable and detailed market analytics far beyond the scope of...

Spring Newsletter: San Francisco Median Home Sales Prices

Hi Friends! The market is a little funky right now. Some segments are selling great and others are a little softer. Even in the areas where properties are selling super well, there typically isn’t the huge appreciation that we've seen...

2015 San Francisco Rent Market illustrated in Charts

Thinking of purchasing a 2-4 multi-unit apartment building as a rental investment? Here are some charts summarizing recent San Francisco apartment rental values. Interest rates are low and rents are extremely high, this could be a perfect opportunity for investment. Residential...

December 2015 SF Market Trends into the Holiday Season

Happy Holidays, everybody! The fall market was tough, but amazing in so many ways. We closed a total of 9 escrows between Labor Day and Christmas, which was an incredible firestorm of long hours, hard work and plenty of fun...

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SF New-Home Construction Pipeline | SF Realtor Ruth Krishnan

  The SF Planning Department just released updated Q3 information regarding the new-housing development pipeline. San Francisco is in the midst of one of its biggest new-housing construction booms in history. (The same is occurring on the commercial development side,...

San Francisco Real Estate Market Report

San Francisco Neighborhood Home Prices Continue to Break Records   ------------------------------------------------------------Median Sales Prices; Luxury Home Sales; Housing Affordability Index; Home Values by Neighborhood; Investment Real Estate; New Development   May 2015, Paragon Real Estate GroupAdjusting your screen-view to zoom 125%...

SF Real Estate Where Prices Have Appreciated Most

July 15, 2015 The San Francisco Real Estate Market The Paragon Mid-Year Report Hi, I hope this finds you and your family well. Wow, this newsletter is packed full of information and made me wish I had bought a lot...

San Francisco Home Median Prices 2015

July 2, 2015 It looks like San Francisco home median prices are now at $1.36 million! As a Realtor, everyone always asks me how's the market? This chart below reflects San Francisco-only median house and condo sales prices reported to MLS...

The Story Behind Low Inventory

Hello Friends, I have just returned from a wonderful sabbatical with my family and as of TODAY, I'm back at it and ready for action! The trip was a wonderful opportunity to put my family first for a while and...

Taking the Temperatures of Bay Area Real Estate Markets

Taking the Temperatures of Bay Area Real Estate Markets   Across the Bay Area, how many listings sell without price reductions, how quickly do they sell, and at what percentage of asking price? What role does employment play in the...

March: Another Feverish Spring Market?

Hi Everyone! It appears that we are going to have our fourth spring with A LOT of appreciation! It will be tough for buyers, but not impossible if the have a great realtor. Inventory is very low right now, but...

San Francisco Real Estate Market Dynamics

↤ Access our most recent reports via the links to the left. San Francisco Real Estate Cycles An approximate, simplified and smoothed out chart that pertains to the upper third of Bay Area home sales (i.e. higher priced) San Francisco Median...

2013 – What SF Home-Buyers Bought

Penthouses, Mansions, Short Sales & Fixer-Uppers   Views, prices, architecture, neighborhoods, property types, parking, probate sales and appreciation rates: We data-mined all of San Francisco’s 2013 reported sales through the end of November and charted the results. Adjusting your screen-view...

Seller Disclosure Obligations in California

Apart from the Purchase Agreement itself, the second most important document in a real estate transaction is the Transfer Disclosure Statement, commonly called a “TDS.” Unless an exemption applies (such as probate sales and bank-owned property), sellers of residential 1-4...

Who Pays What-Typical Closing Costs

How buyers and sellers in San Francisco split the closing costs pertinent to the sale of real estate is ultimately decided in the purchase contract itself, but this list details how they are typically split in San Francisco County. Very...

The Art of the Open House

Open houses are a superb opportunity to make your home available for easy viewing by prospective buyers, buyers’ agents and neighbors who might know buyers—and to present it in its best possible light. There is a skill to the preparation...

Tenant-Landlord Law in San Francisco

Rent Control Regulations, the Ellis Act, Tenant Eviction Law and Tenant Relocation Fees in San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance - Buyers and sellers are responsible for determining any rights and obligations they may have under San Francisco’s...

Interviewing an Agent to List Your Property

What are the most important skills and resources you offer your clients? Selling real estate is an incredibly complicated financial transaction with large sums of money at stake, including the brokerage commissions you will pay an agent to represent you....

Should You Stage Your Home for Sale?

No one wants to spend more money or effort in the process of selling one's home than necessary. But if an investment of $1 in preparing the home for sale - which might include "staging" the home - brings a...

Selling-What You Can and Cannot Control

What You Can’t Control:   The past: what you paid for your home at purchase The size, location and general amenities of your home (generally speaking) General economic circumstances Local market conditions and current fair market valuesWhat You Can Control:...

Renting Instead of Selling Your Home

Depending on your circumstances, plans and current market conditions, renting one’s home instead of selling it may certainly be an option worth seriously considering. If you don't need your sale proceeds to buy your next home, owning rental property may be a...

Seasonality & Real Estate Markets

The Effects of Seasonality on the San Francisco Homes Market January 2015 ReportSeasonality typically affects inventory levels, buyer demand and median home prices, often in significant ways - as is illustrated in the following charts. However, it is not theonly factor...

What Does a Good Listing Agent Do?

In one of the largest, most complicated financial transactions of your life, what exactly does a good real estate agent do when you're selling your home?   A good listing agent… Cares more about your priorities and goals than their...

Real Estate Online Marketing

Every broker will say that it has an online marketing strategy, but there are huge differences in both the comprehensiveness of such programs and the quality of presentation. As buyers have increasingly gone on-line, Paragon has worked hard to create...

Real Estate Negotiation Tips

Effectively Negotiating the Purchase or Sale of Real Estate   Fair market value is simply that price a qualified, reasonably knowledgeable buyer is willing to pay, that a seller (not under duress) is willing to accept, after the home has...

Seller Pre-Sale Inspection Reports

The question: Should a Seller should incur the cost of supplying property inspection reports -- such as structural pest control inspections and the more general contractor’s inspection performed by a home-inspection specialist – to buyers prior to soliciting offers, part of...

Preparing Your Home for Sale

Preparing your home to show is not a matter of taste, but of strategy -- which is encapsulated in this simple question:Is there anything that might be done which would result in making you more money? Regardless of current market...

Pros and Cons of Off-MLS Pocket Listings

Fair market value is that price a qualified, reasonably knowledgeable buyer will pay to a seller (who is not under duress), after the property has been fully exposed to the market.What was once an unusual way to market homes –...

Important Home Pricing Issues

Fair Market Value Neither agents nor sellers determine a property’s market value: Fair market value is determined by that (highest) price a qualified, reasonably knowledgeable buyer is willing to pay at a specific point in time, to a seller not...

How Home Buyers Find Homes

One of the first steps in designing an effective property marketing campaign is to analyze how buyers typically find the homes they purchase. It only makes sense to focus on those media and those efforts that grab the most eyeballs,...

Home Selling Process – in Detail

Selling residential real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area is a complicated financial transaction involving many important issues: home preparation, pricing and fair market value, comprehensive marketing across a wide variety of media, buyer profile and buyer qualifying, contract...

San Francisco Real Estate Market Dynamics

↤ Access our most recent reports via the links to the left. San Francisco Real Estate Cycles An approximate, simplified and smoothed out chart that pertains to the upper third of Bay Area home sales (i.e. higher priced) San Francisco Median...

Calculators

Please try our wide variety of financial calculators. Interactive calculations, dynamic graphs, and fully customizable reports are just a few of the features that make our calculators stand out. Mortgage Loan Calculator Use this calculator to determine your monthly mortgage...

Megans Law

Unless exempt, contracts for the sale and purchase of real property with one to four units and every rental or lease agreement for residential real property are required to include a statutorily-defined notice regarding the existence of public access database...

Arbitration and Liquidated Damages Clauses

Since mediation, arbitration and liquidated damages clauses generally pertain to situations where a dispute and/or a possible a default has arisen, it is worth noting that once money is deposited into escrow, it is not released except by the signed...

What Dual Agency Means in Real Estate

The following article reflects solely the personal opinion of Paragon’s Chief Market Analyst, Patrick Carlisle, who is not an attorney at law and thus not qualified to provide legal advice of any kind, nor is he an official spokesperson of the...

Using Out of Area Lenders and Loan Agents

The use of out-of area-lenders and loan agents and/or unqualified or inexperienced loan brokers may have a severe effect on your purchase transaction. In the past few years, the process of qualifying for home purchase financing has become much more...

The Escrow Process

What Is Escrow? The sale of real property involves transferring large sums of money and signing important documents by you, the Seller and your lender. Escrow is the process in which an impartial third party acts as a stakeholder and...

Moving Checklist

Before You Move: Address Change Notification Post office forwarding address Waste disposal service Subscriptions (may take several weeks) Friends and relatives Bank and other financial institutions (for example, loans, credit cards) Insurance Notify carrier of new location for coverage of:...

Glossary of Real Estate Terms

Note: For statistical term definitions, for such terms as "median price" and "average dollar per square foot" see the link on our Market Dynamics page. Abstract (of title) – A written summary of the title history of a particular piece...

Home Inspections

Buyers are responsible for performing adequate due diligence during the escrow period, which basically means making sure you are getting what you think you are paying for. Along with the careful review of disclosures, documents and reports provided by the...

How Do Property Taxes Work?

The Tax Year Property taxes are charged on a fiscal year beginning July 1st and ending June 30th; hence tax years are referred to as 2004/2005, 2005/2006. Taxes are billed in two equal installments: first installment covers July 1st through...

Advantages of a Dedicated Buyer Agent

A Dedicated Buyer’s Agent has a fiduciary responsibility to represent the home buyer’s best interests in all aspects of the purchase process: the home search and property valuation counseling; purchase offer strategy and negotiation; the due diligence phase of disclosure,...

When Is the Time to Buy?

Typically, the purchase of a new home is one of the largest financial transactions and investments of one’s life. Whatever home you purchase should work for you now—fulfilling your basic housing requirements at an affordable monthly cost. Ideally, it goes...

What Does a Good Agent Do?

In one of the largest, most complicated financial transactions of your life, what exactly does a good real estate agent do when you're buying a home?   A good buyer’s agent… Cares more about your priorities and goals than their...

The Home Search

First Suggestion: Find a Good Agent to Help You Even if you're just beginning, tentatively, to begin the home search process, the sooner you find a competent, dedicated, knowledgeable agent to work with, the sooner they can provide you with...

Steps to Obtaining a Home Loan

This booklet issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau contains much useful information: Your Home Loan Toolkit, a Step by Step Guide Step 1: Review Financing Options Financing your new home purchase begins with a consultation with a qualified loan...

San Francisco Neighborhood Map

This map of San Francisco neighborhoods is according to the San Francisco Association of Realtors district and sub-district, Multiple Listing Service (MLS) specifications. Real estate values and prices, property types, age of construction, architectural styles, views, amenities, commercial districts and home sizes...

Renting vs Buying a Home in San Francisco

“Renting can make sense as a lifestyle choice or because of income constraints. As a means to building wealth, however, there is no practical substitute for homeownership.”New York Times, "Homeownership & Affluence," 11/30/14 op-ed article   Please Note: Rent vs....

Real Estate Negotiation Principles

Effectively Negotiating the Purchase or Sale of Real Estate Fair market value is simply that price a qualified, reasonably knowledgeable buyer is willing to pay, that a seller (not under duress) is willing to accept, after the home has been...

Making an Offer on Real Estate in San Francisco

First of all, realize that it’s common in today’s market for buyers to make 3 or 4 or more offers on different homes before they get one accepted. In many ways, it’s just part of your education learning how the...

Interviewing a Real Estate Agent

Best Real Estate agent in Noe Valley What are the most important skills and resources you offer your clients? Real estate is an incredibly complicated business involving very large sums of money, and, since it often involves your home, not...

Home Buying Process in Detail

Buying a home is typically the largest, most complicated, and often most emotional financial transaction of one's life. There is a lot at stake, not just money but also issues such as security, happiness and everything else wrapped up in...

Home Buying as an Investment

Home Prices, Inflation, Leverage & Home Equity   This analysis was created in October 2013   First and foremost, any home purchased needs to work as a home: it fulfills your housing needs at an affordable monthly cost – ideally,...

10 Factors Behind the San Francisco Market

Supply, Demand, Money & Demographics: 10 Factors Behind San Francisco’s Real Estate Market   Updated January 2015   This chart is a simplified, smoothed-out and approximate look at the last few real estate cycles in San Francisco, illustrating estimated percentage...