Once hailed as the West Coast’s crown jewel, San Francisco now faces a staggering reality: nearly one in five homeowners are offloading their properties at a loss, painting a grim picture of the city’s housing market, according to a sobering analysis by Redfin.

In an interview with Fox Business, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon didn’t hold back, drawing parallels between San Francisco and the troubled streets of New York City, suggesting that the Bay Area may even be in worse shape.

Dimon emphasized the vital components of an appealing city — parks, culture, safety, and above all, affordable housing. Unfortunately, San Francisco falls short on all counts, and the consequences are clear: a quiet but unmistakable crash in the housing market.

Luxurious properties that once commanded top dollar are now struggling to attract buyers, resorting to jaw-dropping price slashes just to move units. Take, for instance, the penthouse at the San Francisco Four Seasons Residential, initially priced at a staggering $9.9 million, now begging for attention at a mere $3.75 million — a colossal 62% markdown.

Homeowners, desperate to escape the sinking ship, are watching their investments dwindle by the hundreds of thousands in mere months. A five-bedroom home that sold for $1.6 million less than a year ago recently changed hands for a mere $1.1 million. Such tales of loss and desperation echo throughout the city.

Even properties with enviable locations aren’t spared. A rare home overlooking the iconic Golden Gate Bridge lingered on the market for a year, undergoing multiple price cuts before finally selling at a fraction of its initial asking price.

The commercial sector shares in the city’s woes, with office vacancies soaring post-pandemic. A recent sale of a property on Market Street at a staggering 90% discount serves as a stark reminder of the city’s economic freefall.

The situation has prompted retail giants like Macy’s and Nordstrom to abandon their once-thriving locations, citing safety concerns and a deteriorating environment.

Veteran real estate observer Craig Ackerman, who has witnessed San Francisco’s rise and fall over three decades, bemoans the city’s squandered potential under inept leadership. He warns of continued mismanagement unless drastic changes are enacted, but with the current administration’s focus on liberal rhetoric over practical solutions, the outlook remains bleak.

As Ackerman aptly puts it, “San Francisco probably has another five to eight years of mismanagement.” Until then, residents and investors are left grappling with the harsh realities of a city in decline.

In a landscape where dreams once flourished, San Francisco now faces a harsh reckoning, with no easy solutions in sight. As the city grapples with its uncertain future, one thing remains clear: the time for action is now, before it’s too late.