Market Statistics

  • San Francisco New-Home Construction

    Saturday, November 21st, 2015

    The SF Planning Department just released updated Q3 information regarding the new-housing development pipeline. San Francisco is in the midst of one of its biggest new-housing construction booms in history. (The same is occurring on the commercial development side, but this report won’t deal with that.) Indeed, it often seems that new projects of one […]

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  • Housing Affordability and Market Corrections – Paragon Report

    Thursday, November 19th, 2015

    A look at San Francisco Bay Area housing affordability trends over time and how they intersect with real estate market corrections: The 2008 San Francisco Bay Area real estate crash was not caused just by a local affordability crisis: It was triggered by macro-economic events in financial markets which affected real estate markets across the […]

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  • Interest Rates & Affordability

    Sunday, November 15th, 2015

    Interest rates have ticked up a little bit and are now just below 4%. The Q3 CAR Affordability Index just came out: Q2 to Q3, San Francisco remained the same, at a very low 10% Index reading; Marin ticked up from 17% to 19%; Sonoma went down from 25% to 24%; and Central Contra Costa […]

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  • S&P, China and the Bay Area Real Estate Market

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

    Not so long ago, grave concern regarding the Chinese stock market decline and its effect on the U.S. economy filled the media and blogs. The words “bubble” and “crash” were used a few million times in regards to the U.S. stock market and the Bay Area real estate market. Wouldn’t it be interesting to revisit […]

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  • Luxury Home Segment Cools Down “Affordable” Homes Market Remains Competitive

    Sunday, November 8th, 2015

    San Francisco led the Bay Area and the nation when its real estate recovery began in early 2012. Within the city itself, the more affluent neighborhoods led the rebound from the 2008 – 2011 recession and saw the highest rates of home price appreciation. That dynamic began to shift in 2014, when the more affordable […]

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  • Newly Released Case-Shiller Index

    Sunday, November 1st, 2015

    The new S&P Case-Shiller Index for August was just released this week. The prices for homes in the upper third of prices – which dominate in most of San Francisco, central and southern Marin, and central Contra Costa – ticked down a tiny bit in summer, exactly as they did last summer. These short-term fluctuations […]

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  • S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index for San Francisco Metro Area

    Friday, October 23rd, 2015

    The S&P Case-Shiller Index for the San Francisco Metro Area covers the house markets of 5 Bay Area counties, divided into 3 price tiers, each constituting one third of unit sales. Most of San Francisco’s, Marin’s and Central Contra Costa’s house sales are in the “high price tier”, so that is where we focus most […]

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  • S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index for San Francisco Metro Area

    Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

    The S&P Case-Shiller Index for the San Francisco Metro Area covers the house markets of 5 Bay Area counties, divided into 3 price tiers, each constituting one third of unit sales. Most of San Francisco’s, Marin’s and Central Contra Costa’s house sales are in the “high price tier”, so that is where we focus most […]

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  • The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show // Benefiting Enterprise for High School Students

    Friday, October 16th, 2015

    The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, now in its 34th year, is the oldest and most prestigious art and antiques fair on the West Coast. Held at Fort Mason each fall, the FAS presents 60 of the finest art and antiques dealers from around the world and is fully vetted by the vetting committee, organized […]

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  • October 2015 San Francisco Real Estate Report

    Thursday, October 8th, 2015

    The autumn selling season started with a large surge of new listings right after Labor Day, but it will be another month or so before preliminary statistical data is available on home sales negotiated since then. However, it is clear that the recent volatility in national and international financial markets has not so far caused […]

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