San Francisco Real Estate Market Update – September 2018

The Conference Board is sounding a cautionary tone in its economic forecast: “Less support from monetary and fiscal policy, and a weaker global economy will gradually slow the economy to below 2.5 percent growth by the end of 2019. Already, higher interest rates along with labor shortages in construction, and Read More

San Francisco Real Estate Market Update – August 2018

Fortune Magazine’s recent article “The End is Near for the Economic Boom” is representative of the cautionary tone of a growing number of financial advisors, investors and economists that the expansionary economy we’ve had since 2009 is nearing its end. Facebook’s dramatic 20% share price one–day drop (it’s still down over 17%) and Read More

San Francisco Real Estate Market Update – July 2018

Two economic conditions currently in the U.S. may impact the Bay Area housing market. The first is the mounting trade wars with China, Europe, Mexico and Canada. The second is the rising interest rates, tightening monetary policy and converging yield curve, the latter of which has been a recession indicator Read More

What is a TIC? An Explanation of the San Francisco Tenancy In Common

TIC is an acronym for Tenancy In Common (also known as Tenants in Common) and the Brown & Co Group is well known throughout San Francisco for our expertise in the field. After decades of representing Sellers we have often found ourselves explaining to potential buyers, and even their real Read More

San Francisco Real Estate: 2017 in Review and 2018 Looking Ahead

2017 saw two foundational trends continue in the San Francisco real estate housing market. Prices continued their trend upward while inventory continued its trend downward. It marked the sixth straight year for higher sales prices for both single family homes and condo/loft/TIC’s. Two changes, one already implemented and one in Read More

San Francisco Real Estate Market Update: December 2017

The November San Francisco real estate market moved along pretty much as expected, with continued low inventory and the majority of properties selling above list price. Condo prices hit an all-time high of $1,230,000. The proposed tax changes are very likely to affect future buyer behavior as they lose purchasing Read More

San Francisco Real Estate Market Update – November 2017

The Swiss bank UBS published its Global Real Estate Bubble Index recently, stating that San Francisco is the most overvalued real estate market in the US. Their analysis focused on the rise of home prices in San Francisco compared to the rise in median incomes. Their report stated that home Read More