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San Francisco Market Update: January 2024

January 2024 U.S. existing-home sales slipped 1.0% month-over-month and were down 6.2% year-over-year as of last measure, while pending sales jumped 8.3% from the previous month, marking the largest gain since June 2020, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Mortgage rates have dropped significantly from their peak last fall, and homebuyers are beginning … Read more

San Francisco Market Update: December & Year End 2023

December 2023 U.S. existing-home sales rose from a 13-year low, climbing 0.8% from the previous month and breaking a five-month streak in which sales declined, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Despite the increase, sales were down 7.3% compared to the same period last year, as affordability challenges continue to hinder prospective buyers. … Read more

San Francisco Market Update

November 2023 Low inventory, elevated sales prices, and decades-high interest rates continue to weigh on the housing market, causing sales of existing homes to fall to their slowest pace since August 2010. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), U.S. existing-home sales declined 4.1% month-over-month and 14.6% year-over-year as of last measure, as prospective … Read more

Staging Your Home this Summer

Staging your home is an important part of the selling process. By creating an inviting and appealing atmosphere, you can help potential buyers envision themselves living in the space and increase the likelihood of a successful sale. Here are some tips for staging your home for a successful sale:   Declutter and Depersonalize   The … Read more

5 Must Do’s if You’re Planning to Sell your Home this Summer

Summer is one of the best times to sell a home, as the warm weather and longer days often make for a more attractive and inviting setting. However, if you want to get the most out of your summer sale, it’s important to take the time to properly prepare your home. Here are some tips … Read more

Sell Your Home in the Summer

Summer is often considered one of the best times of the year to buy or sell a home. While the real estate market can be competitive during this season, there are several benefits to making a move during the summer months. Here are some of the top benefits of buying or selling a home during … Read more

Should You Buy and Sell at the Same Time?

Both buying and selling a home are equally stressful, but what about when you are trying to coordinate both at the same time? There are a lot of moving parts, and the agents involved work together to insure the smoothest possible transactions for our clients. If you are selling your home and want to close … Read more

Understanding Home Equity

Home equity…Everybody wants it, but what exactly is it, and how do you get it? Equity represents the degree of ownership an individual or entity has in an asset after subtracting any debts against the asset. To say someone shares equity in a company means they would share in any assets remaining after all debts … Read more

Should You Sell to an Instant Offer Company?

There’s a new term in real estate: iBuyer. iBuyers, short for instant buyers, give sellers an almost instantaneous offer on their homes. Also called instant offer companies, iBuyers promise sellers an offer within a couple of days and closing dates within one to two weeks. Some popular iBuyers include Opendoor, Offerpad, Redfin, and Zillow Offers. … Read more