By Emily Landes : sfgate – excerpt (includes video)
Bernal Heights facing north – photo by zrants
The long-running seller’s market in San Francisco may finally be coming to an end — especially in certain neighborhoods — according to data from Zillow, which is predicting a half-percent drop overall in the city within the next year. The real estate site “takes into account factors like current home value appreciation, inventory, and incomes,” to come up with its forecast, according to Zillow’s Lauren Braun.
The Marina is expected to see the biggest drop — 2.9 percent — over the next year. Given the neighborhood’s current average price tag of $1,957,900, if Zillow’s predictions are accurate, that represents an over-$50,000 savings for those willing to wait it out until 2018. Other neighborhoods likely to see a decline are the Financial District, SoMa and Civic Center; Zillow is predicting a 2 percent drop in these neighborhoods… (more)