This week there were fewer than 500 homes on the market in San Francisco. Meanwhile, within Baltimore’s city limits there were nearly 2,800, according to online real estate brokerage Redfin.

In the spirit of the Super Bowl, the techie real estate firm has compiled a set of statistics comparing the housing markets that surround M&T Bank Stadium and Candlestick Park. Here are some of the other tidbits Redfin collected about the Super Bowl cities:
  • In December, the median price for a single-family home in Baltimore was $145,000; in San Francisco it was $822,000.
  • Only one-third of Baltimore’s homeowners live in multi-family buildings; in San Francisco, that figure is two-thirds.
  • The homeownership rate is at 37 percent in San Francisco, while it almost 50 percent in Baltimore.
  • In the past four months, more than three-quarter of the offers that Redfin agents made on homes in San Francisco went into a bidding war. In Baltimore, the rate was about one-third.
Read more of what Redfin found about the two cities’ housing market here

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