Buyers competing for two-bedroom condos in Noe Valley are apparently willing to pay whatever it takes to snag them a home near a tech shuttle stop and the freeways.
The average price for such a unit in the time period from June through mid August was $1,250,667. Only two of the nine condos sold were under $1M; the rest ranged from $1,250,000-$1,475,000. Average overbid? 27%.
Yes, there are some such condos selling for less, but they generally involve 1,000 square feet or less and don’t include parking—or have other quirks. (For example, a 2BR/2BA condo with parking on Dolores at 29th Street sold recently for $875,000. But the developer owns three of the 13 units, meaning any buyer needing a loan would have to use non-conforming financing.)
A good example of buyers’ insatiable appetite for Noe condos is 100 Day Street at Dolores, a 2BR/1.25BA first-floor condo in a four-unit building that’s not considered to be in a prime Noe location. Outdoor space for the building is limited to a small patio. A deeded, finished and unwarranted room down was possibly the factor that pushed this sale over the edge. Listed for $995,000, the unit sold last week for $1,450,000 with no contingencies. (Yes, that’s a whopping 46% over the list price.)
For owners of two-bedroom Noe condos, this market is probably about as good as it’s gonna get. Pricing today should definitely be a motivator for bringing more such homes on the market. But sellers need to heed value limitations; given that 3BR prices are in the $1.5M-$2M range, it’s likely the 2BR condos won’t go significantly higher than their current average.
And buyers, well, your budget should be in the $1,250,000-$1.5M range if you’re aiming to purchase a reasonably spacious two bedroom in Noe with parking.