San Francisco Real Estate Market Update – April 2019

While San Francisco’s single-family home sales prices rebounded in March, they are still down 4% from 2018’s level.

And although inventory has risen, it remains very low. The available inventory is selling fast, just not as fast as last year, and with fewer buyers competing for it in multiple offer situations.

Condo/Loft/TIC sales are faring slightly, but not significantly, better. Sales prices, sold price-per-square-foot and selling time are virtually even with 2018. The slightly lower inventory level may be contributing to these results.

It remains to be seen if the hugely successful Lyft IPO will raise overall buyer confidence and the number of buyers in San Francisco. The city’s other planned IPO’s, depending on how many materialize and how they fare, could also add more cash-rich motivated buyers to the market.

Another factor that may help buoy prices and fuel more sales in 2019 is lower interest rates, which are down sharply.

Summary of the Numbers –             April 2019* Single Family Residences (SFR) % Change       Year-over-Year Condo/Loft /TICs % Change       Year-over-Year
Median Sales Price $1,508,833 -4.0% $1,124,167 -0.66%
Median Days on Market (DOM) 20 28.3% 33 0.0%
Months of Inventory 1.8 8.9% 2.5 -1.3%
Percent of Homes Sold Over List Price 74% -7.3% 51% -0.1%
Median Percent of List Price Received 109% -4.9% 101% -1.0%
New Listings (#) 181 -18.9% 284 -20.6%
Homes Sold (#) 127 -5.2% 174 -16.5%
Median Sold $/Square Foot $967 -0.5% $1,087 0.0%