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Enjoy the Good Times While They Last

Enjoy the Good Times While They Last

I attended the annual First Republic Bank Realtor luncheon at the St. Francis Yacht Club yesterday. It was a nice opportunity to chat with colleagues, enjoy a great meal and listen to an update on the real estate market against the backdrop of the crashing surf. Continue Reading

Tech Jobs, Foreign Buyers Will Drive Market in 2015

Tech Jobs, Foreign Buyers Will Drive Market in 2015

The strength of the tech industry and foreign buyers’ appetite for Bay Area homes will be the biggest factors influencing the local real estate market in 2015, according to First Republic’s Senior Managing Director and Porfolio Manager Alan Zafran at yesterday’s Realtor luncheon at the St. Francis Yacht Club. Continue Reading

Ken Rosen: Not All Doom & Gloom

I attended a luncheon yesterday at which economist Ken Rosen spoke. Surprisingly, he was pretty positive about San Francisco real estate. Of course, by “positive,” I mean he stated that we’ll probably be seeing a challenging market through 2009, but that things will start recovering in 2010.

His message? View real estate in San Francisco like you would a long-term investment. If you are planning to purchase property and retain it for five to ten years, Rosen thinks that now is a good time to get into the market. Compared to the rest of the country, he believe San Francisco is doing pretty well due to the stronger job market. It seems that the tech world is doing us a lot of good.

Get in touch:

Eileen Bermingham

Corcoran Global Living

415.823.4656

eileen@insidesfre.com

DRE# 01352627

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