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Starcity, an outfit providing co-living spaces in urban areas, is developing a property at 457 Minna St. in San Francisco. <ins>(Courtesy Starcity)</ins>

Talkin’ ’bout a Starcity revolution

Company offers high-tech boarding houses and investment opportunities

 

Redfin’s online home-buying service becoming available in S.F. enables people selling and purchasing single-family homesto close a deal without a real estate professional.<ins> (Shutterstock photo)</ins>

Virtual home-buying in The City: Not a revolution … yet

Service new to San Francisco another blow in humans vs. technology war

 

The number of high-value real estate transactions in San Francisco such as office or hotel properties has declined since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Decline in high-end real estate sales this year means less money for The City

Transfer tax revenues on track to come in far below previous years

 

Much of the pandemic-era real estate action in The City is related to the glut of condominiums on the market. (Shutterstock photo)

It’s the condos, stupid

Young, new SF residents are the ones selling due to COVID-19

Much of the pandemic-era real estate action in The City is related to the glut of condominiums on the market. (Shutterstock photo)
Ingka Centres, real estate partner of Swedish furniture giant IKEA, has purchased the long-vacant building at 945 Market St. (Courtesy IKEA)

Market Musings: IKEA to the rescue?

Mayor Breed is among supporters of the retail giant moving to 945 Market St.

Ingka Centres, real estate partner of Swedish furniture giant IKEA, has purchased the long-vacant building at 945 Market St. (Courtesy IKEA)
Realtors truly are invaluable to their clients, working with myriad people involved in the complex process of buying and selling a home. (Courtesy photo)

Market Musings: Tech replacing Realtors? Please.

There are few, if any, ‘easy’ commissions for real estate professionals

Realtors truly are invaluable to their clients, working with myriad people involved in the complex process of buying and selling a home. (Courtesy photo)
Realtors can show houses again? Not so fast

Realtors can show houses again? Not so fast

As shelter-in-place rules loosen, confusion increases in San Francisco real estate market

Realtors can show houses again? Not so fast
Is this good news for buyers that 17 percent of residents can now afford a home in San Francisco? (Courtesy photo)

Confused about San Francisco’s real estate market? You are not alone

Sometimes it seems that local real estate is the poster child for the term “mixed messages.”

Is this good news for buyers that 17 percent of residents can now afford a home in San Francisco? (Courtesy photo)
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List of 100 most expensive zip codes in US includes seven from SF

A new study by real estate company PropertyShark reports that seven of…

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The City's voter-mandated “Five-Year Financial Plan” released Thursday by the City Controller’s Office indicates San Francisco is at capacity in more ways than one. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

SF stretched to the limit by tech boom, says city report

San Francisco’s years-long tech boom has The City bursting at the seams.…

The City's voter-mandated “Five-Year Financial Plan” released Thursday by the City Controller’s Office indicates San Francisco is at capacity in more ways than one. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
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Full House home bought by show’s producer

The large Victorian house for sale at 1709 Broderick St. has sold,…

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The Millennium Tower at Mission and Fremont streets in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, September 22, 2016. (Wesaam Al-Badry/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Condo owners in sinking Millennium Tower estimate homes worth $0

Multi-million dollar condos in the Millennium Tower may now be worth zilch.…

The Millennium Tower at Mission and Fremont streets in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, September 22, 2016. (Wesaam Al-Badry/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A view looking south over the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, September 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF seeks to upzone Central SoMa neighborhood

San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood is preparing for a renaissance. With…

A view looking south over the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, September 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The Property Brothers (Drew, left, and Jonathan Scott) are coming to the Bay Area to plug their new book. (Courtesy Caitlin Cronenberg)

Property Brothers taking the world by storm

Is there anything that Drew and Jonathan Scott can’t do? Apparently not.…

The Property Brothers (Drew, left, and Jonathan Scott) are coming to the Bay Area to plug their new book. (Courtesy Caitlin Cronenberg)
A new report from Trulia says San Francisco has the highest share of million-dollar homes among major metropolitan cities in the United States. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Million-dollar homes on the rise in SF

Owning a million-dollar home in San Francisco is not so uncommon anymore.…

A new report from Trulia says San Francisco has the highest share of million-dollar homes among major metropolitan cities in the United States. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Marcelina Maldonado and her 7-year-old son Luis at Hamilton Family Center, 255 Hyde St. in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The Maldonado family is receiving housing assistance from the Hamilton Family Center.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Homeless families in SF decrease significantly

Type of unit: apartment Number of bedrooms/bathrooms: 0/1 Location: San Francisco Monthly…

Marcelina Maldonado and her 7-year-old son Luis at Hamilton Family Center, 255 Hyde St. in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The Maldonado family is receiving housing assistance from the Hamilton Family Center.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
SF’s homes are selling at record-high speed

SF’s homes are selling at record-high speed

Zephyr Realtor Matt Fuller broke yet another real estate record last month…

SF’s homes are selling at record-high speed
A home where a body was found is up for sale for nearly $1 million dollars. (SF Examiner/Mike Koozmin)

Richmond district house where body was found in April hits the market

Selling the house where an elderly woman’s body was found last spring…

A home where a body was found is up for sale for nearly $1 million dollars. (SF Examiner/Mike Koozmin)
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California home sales are sluggish in February, prices rise

A research firm says California home sales fell slightly last month as…

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Controller report: SF job, real estate markets strong

Economic data for the city and county of San Francisco indicate the…