Corcoran Global Living Market Tracker
Eileen Bermingham
CalBRE # 01352627
Most Recent Sales
Address Type BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price
No sales reported in the past 21 days
San Francisco Market Overview
Family Home
2-4 Units
Median Sales Price, last 180 days $930,000 $825,000 $1,400,000
% Change from prior 180 days +1.5% +0.6% +6.3%
Avg. Days on Market, last 180 days 35 45 45
% Change from prior 180 days +1.8% -0.0% -20.7%
Bernal Heights Tops National List of Hottest Neighborhoods of 2014
While many San Francisco neighborhoods have benefitted from urban renewal over the years, Bernal Heights topped a recent Redfin survey of the nation’s hottest neighborhoods of 2014. Multiple factors were taken into consideration, such as which neighborhoods are the most searched, which are saved to “favorite” lists, and which come up frequently in real estate-related conversation.

Our own Bernal Heights (North Slope) tops that list ahead of Eagle Rock in Los Angeles and Morningside-Lenox Park in Atlanta.

According to the survey, the accessibility, walkability and relative affordability of Bernal Heights all contribute to achieving the top position. The median sales price is on the rise; 38.2 percent over last year. Number of sales and average price per square foot are also moving upward: 19.4 percent and 40.4 percent respectively.
Speaking of Bernal Heights…
Spotlight for this issue is on the aforementioned Bernal Heights. Of the several properties currently listed, here are the lowest, mid-point and highest priced:

Located at 3239 Mission Street, #5, this two bedroom, one bath condominium is listed at $568,000, and it is all about location. This one is near popular Valencia Street, lots of dining and shopping opportunities, and MUNI stops.

371 Prospect Avenue is a two bedroom, two bath home with many lovely attributes resulting from its recent renovation. Listed at $989,000, the home was built in 1925, and redesigned and refurbished in the early 2000s. The galley kitchen has been modernized, the upstairs bath has a Japanese soaking tub, the master suite includes an office and sitting area, and there is a lovely bricked courtyard.

Topping the list is 190 Ripley Street, featuring three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, partial views, an open kitchen, living and dining area, and all-new windows including a skylight. Listed at $1,479,000.

Bernal Heights offers a variety of residences, and the potential for homebuyers to become an enviable part of San Francisco’s up and coming neighborhood.
In This Issue
Most Recent Sales
San Francisco Market Overview
Bernal Heights Tops National List of Hottest Neighborhoods of 2014
San Francisco Tops Another List
Speaking of Bernal Heights…
San Francisco Tops Another List
San Francisco has made the No. 1 spot of yet another list, this time as the best place to have a baby. Yes, that’s right… babies! The list, prepared by What to Expect (the website affiliated with What to Expect When You’re Expecting) ranks San Francisco as the “best city in the country to have a baby.”

Because only 13.4 percent of its residents are 18 or younger, this may seem a bit incongruous. San Francisco is also rather notable for being expensive, for its stressful public school lottery, and parking.

Conversely, there are many pluses for parents and parents-to-be: first-class hospitals, a profusion of midwives and non-medical birthing options, multiple playgrounds and kid-friendly museums, to name a few. Add to that the cultural diversity, walkable neighborhoods, libraries and focus on healthy foods and healthy living, and San Francisco suddenly becomes a logical location to top that list. Spots No. 2 and No. 3 are Portland, Oregon, and Boise, Idaho. You make the call!
Eileen Bermingham • 415.823.4656 •