What’s luxury today?

Today we are defining luxury homes as houses, condos, co-ops and TICs selling for $2,000,000 or more. According to the MLS, In the past 12 months 414 houses, 220 condos, 23 co-ops and 14 TICs sold above $2M. Of those 671 home sales, 56 houses, 7 condos, 3 co-ops, 1 TIC went for over $5M. Currently, the $2M+ market makes up 10% of residential sales.

With the way things are going, this price point may seem low. Right now homes priced in the low $2M range might only get you a small fixer-upper house in one of our Northern neighborhoods. (3240 Lyon is one example.) $2M+ can get you a large gracious home in other neighborhoods, however (especially if you are ok with foggier weather). Read on for more details. . .

The super luxury homes, selling for 5,000,000 and above constitute about 1% of the city’s home sales. Houses and condos that recently closed in this price range are 614 Noe (which sold and closed in 11 days) 285 San Anselmo, (which took over a year to sell) and 1100 Sacramento #802. The most expensive house to sell in the MLS since the beginning of the year is 2701 Broadway, which closed May 15 for $31M. The most expensive condo is 1070 Green #1501, which closed for $6,875,000 on the same day.

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