This weekend is sure chilly, but there are some of the 283 open houses taking place this weekend worth venturing out to see. Which ones? Read more.

Homes Worth Seeing, SF Real Estate News Worth Reading

This weekend will see 48 new listings come on as we continue to skirt along the bottom of the inventory calendar. Of those there are a good number worth looking at. I’ve culled through the list and my picks are contained in the linked pdf you’ll see here. Remember for a complete listing of this weekend’s open homes can be found here at Be sure to let me know what you think of the site as I will send the feedback to the powers that be. And speaking of which, I was happy to learn that I’ve been appointed as the Co-Chair of the MLS and Technology Committee for the San Francisco Association of Realtors for 2014! How do these homes fit in place?

Here’s some context: Over the past 7 days we saw 82 single family homes close escrow, 66 condos and 13 2-4 unit buildings and 6 buildings with 5 or more units.

  • For single family homes, the average closing price was 103% over its list price with the outliers being the single family home at 735 Detroit (nice, but not that nice), which was listed at $949K and sold at $1.335M, at 140% of list price and 21 Laidley, listed at $1.599M, selling at $1.41M, a mere 88% of its list price. The least expensive home was a tenant-occupied home in the Ocean View district that closed at $520,000 for 1385 sqft and the most expensive was 2451 Bay Street, a 4 bed, 2 bath home with 2400 sqft. Median list price was $818K with an $817K sale price.
  • Condos averaged 101% of list prices with 69 Central a 3 bed, 2 bath, 1500 sqft. condo listed at $995K selling for $1.225M being on the market for 21 days and the low end being at 85% for a condo listed at $2.695M closing at $2.3M for a 3 bed, 3 bath home. More relevant is that the lease expensive condo was at $363,000 for a studio at 631 O’Farrell at 520 sqft. Median list price was $799K with an $845K sale price for these homes.