After soaring to the sky like Icarus, the San Francisco median price for sold homes has finally fallen. Not as dramatically as Icarus fell, mind you– more like a gentle downward current pushing that price point from $915K (for both condos and single-family homes) in May of this year, down to $870K in June and then slightly up from there to $879K in July, staying fairly flat into August.
Meanwhile, a perusal of the MLS for San Francisco homes listed within close range of the current median of $879K reveals a market still rather over-heated. For instance, this unit on Ashbury is 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,300 square feet, listing at $899K. It is a recent conversion to a condo, and includes a shared yard, 1-car parking and extra storage. Still, that’s almost $700 per square foot.