Market Statistics

  • Income, Affluence, Poverty & the Cost of Housing: Housing Affordability in the San Francisco Bay Area

    Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

    The California Association of Realtors just released its Housing Affordability Index (HAI) for the 2nd quarter of 2016, which measures the percentage of households that can afford to buy the median priced single family dwelling (house). In this analysis, affordability is affected by 3 major factors: median house price, mortgage interest rates, and household income. […]

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  • Bay Area Real Estate & Demographics

    Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

    While waiting for the autumn market to begin, we thought we would step back and look at the Bay Area from a variety of angles. If you are tired of reading about real estate, there are some interesting demographic analyses at the bottom of this report. Ups & Downs in Bay Area Real Estate MarketsAll […]

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  • Home Value Tables by San Francisco Neighborhood

    Saturday, July 30th, 2016

    These tables report median sales prices and average dollar per square foot values, along with average home size and units sold, by property type and bedroom count for a variety of San Francisco neighborhoods. If you are interested in data for a neighborhood not listed, please contact us. The tables follow the map in the […]

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  • San Francisco Bay Area Apartment Building Market

    Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

    Financial markets worldwide have seen dramatic volatility in this past 12 months, the Bay Area economy and new hiring have cooled, and the San Francisco house and condo market started to normalize after 4 feverishly overheated years. From a wide variety of sources, we are hearing of a big jump in apartment vacancy rates, with […]

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  • A Soft Landing after 4 Years of Market Frenzy?

    Friday, July 8th, 2016

    San Francisco Median Sales Prices by Quarter Since median sales prices fluctuate so much by season, the most useful metric is year over year, i.e. comparing Q2 2016 to Q2 2015. In Q2 2016, the year-over-year appreciation rate was 4% for houses and less than 1% for condos, as compared with 2014 to 2015 rates […]

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  • Significant Changes in San Francisco & Bay Area Employment Trends

    Monday, June 27th, 2016

    Analyzing new data (preliminary May numbers) from the CA Employment Development Department indicates a significant shift in Bay Area employment numbers. As seen in the first chart below, looking at the 4 central Bay Area Counties, comparing the first 5 months of last year to the same period of this year, the change in the […]

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  • Wealth, Employment, Demand, Inventory, Affordability and San Francisco Home Prices

    Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

    Two of the biggest drivers of local real estate demand in recent years have been increasing employment and new wealth creation, both of which exploded in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Approximately 600,000 new Bay Area jobs and 100,000 SF jobs have been added in the past 6 years. IPOs, unicorns and surging stock […]

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  • San Francisco New Housing Construction & Inventory Trends

    Saturday, June 4th, 2016

    Many of the charts included below are based on the San Francisco Planning Department’s excellent 75-page 2015 Housing Inventory report, released on May 27, 2016, which can be accessed using the link at the bottom of this article. We are very grateful for the enormous effort put into creating that report by Audrey Harris and […]

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  • Midway through the Spring 2016 Selling Season

    Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

    San Francisco Median Home Price Appreciation Short-Term & Long-Term Trends As seen in the first chart below, the combined house-condo median sales price hit a new high in April. However, as the second chart illustrates, so far this year, while median house prices continued to appreciate, condo and TIC prices appear to have generally plateaued. […]

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  • The San Francisco Luxury Home Market | Homes of $2 Million & Above

    Monday, May 9th, 2016

    The bar charts compare year-over-year data, going back 2 years, for the latest month. The line charts track monthly data over a period of 3 to 5 years. Note that it can take 7 to 15 days after a month’s end for agents to enter in transaction data pertinent to the month in question, so […]

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