There’s a lot to do this weekend. The 2017 SF Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival takes place on Grant Avenue on Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 6PM both days. On Saturday night, two outdoor movies are being shown; Wreck-It Ralf on the Balboa Park Lawn in Balboa Park, and The Iron Giant at the Civil War Parade Ground in the Presidio. The 82nd Annual Blessing of the Fishing Fleet takes place this Saturday and Sunday, with activities planned for both days. And finally, the Bridge to Bridge Run — named “America’s most beautiful run” by Sports Illustrated — happens on Sunday morning at 8AM.
On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 9/24/17 – 9/30/17
A Shortage of Single Family Homes and Price Increases
Business Columnist Kathleen Pender with the Chronicle wrote a column last Sunday that looks at the Bay Area real estate market. She quotes CoreLogic, and reports that the median price paid for a Bay Area home in August posted its biggest year-over-year gain in 19 months, rising 11.6 percent to $742,000.
The median price dropped 3 percent from the month before, but as she points out prices typically dip between July and August, by an average of 1.6 percent over the past few decades. The figures she quotes include new and existing single-family homes and condos in the nine-county Bay Area.
In San Francisco, she says that the hottest part of the market continues to be single family homes in more affordable neighborhoods such as the Sunset, Richmond and Bernal Heights neighborhoods.
She goes on to say that only eight to 10 brand new homes come on the market each year in the City, and that includes homes that were torn down and rebuilt. In fact, single family home inventory has been static for about 50 or 60 years, while over the same period tens of thousands of condos have been built.