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April 2014 San Francisco Condominium Prices Increase 19 Percent Over Previous Year

San Francisco – May 19, 2014 – San Francisco condominium prices rose 19 percent in April 2014 over the previous year, according to the Condominium Pricing Index released today by The Mark Company, a leading urban residential marketing and sales firm.

The Mark Company Condominium Pricing Index for April was $1,115 per square foot, which is up 8 percent from March.  New construction inventory was 45 percent lower than a year ago, and down 1 percent from the previous month with only 136 units now available.

“The Condominium Pricing Index underwent by far its largest single month gain this year, building on an already strong market in San Francisco caused by low inventory and extremely strong demand,” notes Erin Kennelly, senior director of research, The Mark Company.  “However, a surge of new condominium projects scheduled to come online this year may indicate an easing of the city’s inventory crunch.”

The Condominium Pricing Index, part of the firm’s monthly Trend Sheet (available at www.themarkcompany.com), represents the price per square foot of a new 10th floor, 1,000-square-foot condominium.  It is based on recent sales data, and uses a proprietary quantitative method to measure trends in market demand.  It tracks the value of a new construction condominium without the volatility of inventory changes.

The Mark Company Penthouse Pricing Index, which applies the same methodology to a new 30th floor, 2,000-square-foot condominium, was $1,915 per square foot in April, up 19 percent year over year.

The condominium price per square foot was $927 for resales, up 7 percent from March 2014 and up 19 percent year over year, according to The Mark Company Trend Sheet for San Francisco.  In addition, there were 307 condominium resales in San Francisco in April, 259 active condominium listings representing less than one month of inventory, and 155 pending condominium listings, the Trend Sheet found.

The Mark Company has also released the April Downtown Los Angeles Trend Sheet and Pricing Index, as well as the Downtown Seattle Trend Sheet and Pricing Index.  Both are available for download at www.themarkcompany.com

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