October 2020. The market in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda has staged a remarkable rebound from the initial shelter-in-place plunge in activity, and continues to rank as one of the strongest markets in the Bay Area. The luxury market in particular has flourished.
October 2020. Selected angles on the markets of the 7 very expensive communities on either side of the Santa Clara/San Mateo County line circling Stanford University: Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton, Menlo Park
October 2020. Real estate market analyses for Castro Valley, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon, Fremont, Hayward, Union City, Newark and San Leandro: home prices, appreciation rates, supply and demand statistics, luxury home sales & market conditions, dynamics and trends.
October 2020. The market remains challenged by the multiple negatives caused by the pandemic, but values remain relatively stable and transactions continue to be made. 5+ unit residential investment/ multi-unit apartment building/ residential income real estate markets in San Francisco: inventory, sales, prices, dollar per square foot values, cap rates, price per unit, rent statistics, appreciation rates, economic and demographic factors.
August 2020. A review of various, estimated statistics published in the new report by the National Association of Realtors, pertaining to the volume and details of the purchase of homes by foreign resident and non-resident buyers.
June 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the supply and demand dynamics of Bay Area real estate markets, but activity has been bouncing back up dramatically, especially in the higher price segment.
Booms, bubbles, adjustments - sometimes crashes - recessions and recoveries. Cycles in real estate and financial markets re-occur over and over again, but are very difficult to predict with any accuracy.
Financial and real estate market cycles - recessions, recoveries, booms, bubbles, crashes - have been around for hundreds of years, and though each cycle is different in scale of magnitude, in length and the events that act as triggers, they also have many similarities as they play out, over and over again.
Statistics can be an enormously valuable tool for assessing the conditions and trends in the real estate market. However, they are also among the most misused, misquoted and misunderstood "facts" we are bombarded with.
In recent months, media such as the N.Y. Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider and Marketwatch have published headlines and stories regarding the outbound migration of Bay Area residents as indications of an accelerating decline. We believe most of the data these articles used to be unreliable, misused or improperly represented.
Economic, social and demographic factors behind the real estate market in San Francisco (and to some degree, the greater Bay Area): supply & demand, population, hiring, wealth creation, and demographic shifts.
This rent vs. buy calculation compares buying a San Francisco 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo at the current median sales price with the cost of renting a comparable SF apartment at the current median asking rent. March 2017 data used in calculation.
What might you consider to increase the value of your home prior to going on market? Preparing your home for sale can run from cleaning and painting to a full staging. Here are some things to consider.
Whether you market your home through the multiple listing service (MLS) or go the pocket listing route can make a significant difference in the outcome of your home sale. Here are some issues to consider.
Though it is customary for buyers to pay for inspection reports after their offers have been accepted, there are substantial financial, transactional and liability-limiting reasons for sellers to order pre-sale inspection reports to supply to interested buyers.
An overview of how the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index applies to the San Francisco 5-county metro area and to the city of San Francisco itself. [Click on the blog post title for the full report with detailed charts.]