San Francisco Real Estate Market Report – December 2019

The median sale price for single-family homes and condo/loft/TICs continues to fluctuate. In spite of the volatility, prices are still up compared with last year.

It’s important to keep in mind that while the prices are up from last year, the market in San Francisco is behaving quite differently. The psychology is changing. Though inventory is still extremely low (favoring sellers), buyers are more cautious. We are seeing more buyers able to get contingent purchase offers accepted and into contract.

That the market is shifting is a given. How this change plays out in a given neighborhood and price point can vary greatly. Buyers, sellers, and investors all need to have a solid understanding of their hyperlocal market in order to make the most informed decisions given their individual circumstances.

Continued low interest rates are benefitting both new home buyers and existing homeowners who are looking to refinance their existing loans.

Summary of the Numbers –

December 2019*

Single Family Residences (SFR) % Change         Year-over-Year Condo/Loft /TICs % Change         Year-over-Year
Median Sold Price $1,608,000 7.2% $1,122 2.7%
Median Days on Market (DOM) 15 0.0% 20 -4.8%
Months of Inventory 2.5 -13.8% 3.3 6.5%
Percent of Homes Sold Over List Price 78% -0.8% 64% 1.8%
Median Percent of List Price Received 112% -0.3% 103% -0.2%
New Listings (#) 204 -19% 297 -8.4%
Homes Sold (#) 190 -7.2% 233 -5%
Median Sold $/Square Foot $992 4.1% $1,122 2.7%

*based on a 3-month rolling average