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February 17, 2023

SF: Feb 2023 Market Stats

By Compass

Historically December is the month that sees the year’s lowest level of deal-making activity – i.e. listings accepting offers (going into contract) – which leads to January usually posting the lowest monthly number of closed sales. (Sales typically close 3 to 6 weeks after going into contract.) In the 11-county, greater Bay Area, accepted-offer activity in December 2022 and closed sales volume in January 2023 generally hit their lowest monthly points in 14 to 15 years. (SF hit lower points in listings going into contract in January 2019 and, after the pandemic hit, in April 2020.)

Typically, after the long holiday slowdown, the market just begins to wake up in mid-January before accelerating into the busiest spring market. That being said, inflation has dropped substantially since June and interest rates since November, home prices are well down from last spring, stock markets are up 8% (S&P) to 15% (Nasdaq) YTD as of 2/3/23 (albeit with continuing volatility), and despite escalating layoffs in high tech, early indications in 2023 point to rebounding buyer demand. Open house traffic has jumped, more buyers are requesting listing disclosure packages, and there have been increasing reports of multiple offers and (often unexpected) overbidding of the asking price. Based on this preliminary data (much of it still anecdotal*), buyer demand severely repressed by economic conditions in the 2nd half of 2022 has begun to bounce back.

A similar rebound began in mid-late summer 2022 for similar reasons – a significant drop in mortgage rates and a large rise in stock markets – which quickly faded when positive economic developments reversed. Market activity then slowed further through the rest of 2022. There are currently considerable hopes for a more lasting economic recovery in 2023.

Financial Markets since 2022 Began

San Francisco House Price Trends since 1990

San Francisco House Prices Median HOUSE Sales Prices by Bedroom Count*

San Francisco House Price Trends - by Bedroom CountSan Francisco 2+ Bedroom House SalesSan Francisco Luxury HOUSE MarketMarket Demand by Price SegmentSan Francisco Condo Prices from 2005San Francisco Condo PricesSan Francisco Condo Price Trends - by Bedroom Count

San Francisco 1+ Bedroom Condo, Co-op, Townhouse, TIC SalesSan Francisco Luxury Condo, Co-op & TIC MarketMarket Demand by Price Segment San Francisco, Percentage of CONDO, CO-OP & TIC Listings Going into ContractNew Listings Coming on Market San Francisco Market Dynamics & SeasonalitySan Francisco Homes Market Active & Coming-Soon Listings on 1st of Month*Active Listings on Market - Longer-Term Trends San Francisco Market Dynamics & SeasonalityListings Accepting Offers- Longer-Term Trends San Francisco Market Dynamics & SeasonalityMonthly Sales Volume - Longer-Term Trends San Francisco Market Dynamics & SeasonalitySan Francisco Higher-Price Home Sales Homes Selling for $3 Million+: Market Dynamics & SeasonalityUltra-Luxury Home Sales, $5 Million+* Bay Area Luxury Home Market since January 2021Listings Expired or Withdrawn from Market (No Sale) San Francisco Market Dynamics & SeasonalityPrice Reductions on Active Listings San Francisco Market Dynamics & SeasonalityOverbidding List Prices in San Francisco Percentage of Home Sales Closing over List Price, since 2018Average Sales Price to Original List Price Percentage San Francisco Over/Under Bidding: Market Dynamics & SeasonalityAverage Days on Market - Sold Listings San Francisco Market Dynamics & Seasonality

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