High-rise Condo Living Getting New Life in San Francisco
The Real Estate Marketing Insider comments on news from the New York Times that young tech professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area are investing in high-rise glass and steel condos, giving a new look to the Bay Area real estate market.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2012
Real Estate Marketing Insider offered its expert opinion about a new trend of modern high-rise investment by young tech professionals in San Francisco, stating it was great news for the real estate market as the number of high-price and high-demand properties available in the city would increase exponentially as a result.
The New York Times stated that the tech industry's San Francisco base of operations is in the South of Market area of the city; it has been there for decades, but the newest generation of young professionals in that industry have been investing in high-rise condo living, a real estate option that simply wasn't present in San Francisco until recently. Now there are downtown glass-and-steel real estate site design condos available downtown for prices for substantially less than some New York housing options.
These downtown high-rise condos include The Montgomery, Millennium Tower, Four Seasons, and One Hawthorne. The areas outside of South of Market, like the financial district and Mission Bay have their own offerings, like Madrone, the St. Regis, and the recently-filled Infinity. The residents of these condos, while primarily employed by local tech companies like Google, Twitter, and Zynga, come from many different walks of life. They include real estate professionals, venture capitalists and even celebrities like former San Francisco 49er Joe Montana and chef Michael Mina, both residents in Millennium Tower.
The newer neighborhoods of South Beach, Mission Bay and Rincon Hill have much more relaxed zoning regulations than older neighborhoods like Golden Gate Heights or Fisherman's Wharf, enabling investors to construct more ambitious, luxurious properties. Millennium Tower, the city's tallest residential building at 645 feet, is a harbinger of things to come as more developers tap into these prospective markets.
The single biggest motivator for the purchases of these high-rise properties, above and beyond desire for luxury and convenient living, is the tight rental market in San Francisco. These downtown properties offer a rare chance for city living that rental does not, and other benefits, like proximity to on-ramps and train stations that ease the commute to Silicon Valley, make these sales an easy decision for young tech professionals.
The Real Estate Marketing Insider released a statement regarding the New York Times' report that high-rise condo living in San Francisco has exploded in popularity among young tech professionals in the city. The newer neighborhoods like South of Market and Mission Bay have seen an influx of new high-rises in the last five years, and the properties contained therein are selling well among techies, as well as other wealthy Bay Area professionals.
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