From a recent article at the San Francisco Business Times:
Some 3,019 new units of housing came online in 2008, the final burst of a condo construction bubble that peaked in 2006 and started to deflate in late 2007. Since then prices have dropped 20 to 30 percent. A recent Polaris Group report found there are 1,340 condominium units available for resale — 58 percent more than available in May 2008 and a 10.3-month supply. The one major condo project currently under construction, Jackson Pacific’s 180-unit One Hawthorne St., will come online in 2010.
Every major condo project expected to break ground in 2008 was shelved, including:
Urban West Associates’ 292-unit phase two of One Rincon Hill.
Bosa Development’s 318-unit phase two of the Radiance.
Crescent Heights’s 720-unit project at 1401 Market St.
Turnberry’s 227-unit tower at 45 Lansing St.
As grim as the news sounds, we actually think this is a good thing for San Francisco’s real estate market, particularly the neighborhoods of Read the rest of this entry ?