Corcoran Global Living Market Tracker
Eileen Bermingham
415.823.4656
ebermingham@zephyrsf.com
BRE# 01352627
Most Recent Sales
citywide
Address Type BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price
No sales reported in the past 21 days
San Francisco Market Overview
Single
Family Home
Condos/
TICs/Lofts
2-4 Units
Median Sales Price, last 180 days $938,000 $827,250 $1,351,000
% Change from prior 180 days +12.4% +6.7% +15.7%
Avg. Days on Market, last 180 days 33 47 47
% Change from prior 180 days -25.5% -25.5% -38.4%
Spotlight on Hot Sales in the City
The last week of September could be a clear indication that the real estate market is alive and well in San Francisco. That week’s top three sales were for large, single-family residences, ranging from approximately 3,400 to 4,500 sq. ft. Two sold for well over the listing price.

Starting in Cow Hollow, the property at 1630 Greenwich Street was listed at $2,595,000 and sold for $2,965,000 after six days on the market, 14 percent over listing. Well done!

Moving on to St. Francis Wood, the home at 30 Santa Ana Avenue was listed and sold at $3,250,000 after just 17 days on the market.

Last, but certainly in no way least, 2201 Lyon Street in Pacific Heights was listed at $3,895,000 and sold for $5,250,000, a stunning 34 percent over listing.
Google Partners with San Francisco to Provide Public Wi-Fi Locations
Google has offered $600,000 to the City of San Francisco to establish 31 public Wi-Fi locations throughout the City. Based on geographic and economic data, City officials have selected 31 hotspots, which include Dolores Park, Washington Square Park, Alamo Square Park, the historic Portsmouth Square in Chinatown and the Tenderloin Recreation Center.

Other cities have already benefited from Google’s Wi-Fi venture: Boston’s South Station, New York’s Chelsea neighborhood and Google’s home city of Mountain View.

Veronica Bell, Google’s Senior Manager, Public Policy and Government Affairs, told the media that the free Wi-Fi service will be “a resource that the city and other local groups will be able to use in their efforts to bridge the digital divide and make their community stronger.”

If all goes well through the City’s approval process, installation could begin as early as December, with completion targeted for mid-2014.
In This Issue
Most Recent Sales
San Francisco Market Overview
Spotlight on Hot Sales in the City
Litquake Shakes Up San Francisco
Google Partners with San Francisco to Provide Public Wi-Fi Locations
Litquake Shakes Up San Francisco
Here’s another distinctively San Francisco event. Litquake is a nine-day festival where 800+ authors and journalists will appear in more than 160 venues. This year’s notables include Piper Kerman, author of the book-turned-tv-series Orange is the New Black, TC Boyle, Mary Gaitskill, Delia Ephron, ZZ Packer, Sandra Tsing Loh, Lewis Lapham, Ann Packer, Isabelle Allende, Andrew Sean Greer, Michele Tea, Italian sensation Viola Di Grado, Adam Mansbach, Kevin Sessums, Jane Smiley and Anne Perry -- and that’s just the beginning.

The festival will kick off on Friday, October 11, with an opening night gala celebrating Jules Verne, which will have a hosted bar courtesy of sponsor Hendrick’s Gin (as noted in USA Today, “Drinking and writing go together in San Francisco like fog and July, and never is this more evident than during Litquake when the Bay Area’s literary luminaries literally crawl out of the woodwork to celebrate their craft.”). The opening night party is one of few events that will require a ticket.

On Saturday, October 19, LitCrawl will take to the streets, with live readings happening in bars, galleries, cafes, a bowling alley, and even a police station. All readings are free and open to the public; click here for a map of events.

Complete schedules and ticket information are available at www.litquake.org.
Eileen Bermingham • 415.823.4656 • ebermingham@zephyrsf.com ZephyrRE.com