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Economic Context Factors Underlying Housing Markets

The real estate markets in the SF Bay Area are parts in an overall economic reality that includes a number ...

Media Reports Suggest Major Bay Area Decline

The sources of the data behind the below (and many more) articles: an online survey by a PR company; an ...

A Selection of Charts about Debt

Most of the charts below come from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. We have not had time to ...

Long-Term Trends in San Francisco Real Estate

The great advantage of reviewing annual data is how often the market trend lines clarify into a straightforward dynamic, instead ...

No Let Up in SF Real Estate Market – a Paragon Report

So far in 2018, the market seems to have brushed aside any concerns about increasing home prices, rising interest rates, ...

San Francisco Bay Area S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index

Since Case-Shiller Indices cover large areas – 5 counties in the SF Metro Area – which themselves contain communities and ...

San Francisco Luxury Home Market Report

After cooling somewhat in late 2015 and 2016, the San Francisco luxury home market bounced back in 2017 to hit ...

SF Spring Events Calendar

There are plenty of fun things to enjoy in the city this Spring. Take a peek at these events in ...

Housing Affordability in the San Francisco Bay Area

The California Association of Realtors recently released its Housing Affordability Index (HAI) for the 4th quarter of 2017, which measures ...

A Survey of San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Markets

Our newly updated median home price maps for the entire Bay Area by city, for San Francisco by neighborhood, and ...

Positive & Negative Factors in Bay Area Real Estate Markets

I am often asked how one development or another might affect SF and Bay Area real estate markets – tax ...

San Francisco Real Estate Market – New Year Report

The median SF house sales price in 2017 was $1,420,000 (up from $1,325,000 in 2016), and for condos, it was ...

San Francisco Bay Area S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index

Since Case-Shiller Indices cover large areas – 5 counties in the SF Metro Area – which themselves contain communities and ...

Long-Term Trends in San Francisco Real Estate

The great advantage of reviewing annual data is how often the market trend lines clarify into a straightforward dynamic, instead ...

Changing Dynamics in California Migration Trends

We just crunched the numbers on a recent U.S. census report tracking population migration to and from California in 2016, ...

30+ Years of San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Cycles

Below is a look at the past 30+ years of San Francisco Bay Area real estate boom and bust cycles ...

San Francisco Demographics – Who We Are; Where We Come From; What We Believe; How We Live; What We Do

There is no city on the planet quite like ours, and here are some of the details. Compiled by Paragon Real Estate ...

Affordability & the Cost of Housing in the SF Bay Area

Home prices, affordability percentages, monthly housing costs and income requirements for SF, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Napa, Alameda, ...

2017 SF Holiday Events Calendar

There are many great things to enjoy in our wonderful Bay Area now through January. Take a look at some ...

Dynamic October Market in SF Real Estate

The October 2017 median house sales price in San Francisco surged over $100,000 above the previous peak in May to ...

San Francisco Bay Area S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index

Since Case-Shiller Indices cover large areas – 5 counties in the SF Metro Area – which themselves contain communities and ...

Seasonality & the San Francisco Real Estate Market

Seasonality typically affects inventory levels, buyer demand and median home prices, often in very significant ways – as is illustrated ...

Q3 SF Real Estate Market Review

Year-over-year, a low inventory homes market dropped even lower, while buyer demand increased to keep the pot boiling in San ...

The Multi-Unit Residential Property Markets of San Francisco, Alameda & Marin Counties

We recently completed a report placing the Bay Area housing market within the context of a wide variety of other economic dynamics, ...

The Economic Context Behind Housing Market Trends

The real estate markets in the SF Bay Area are parts in an overall economic reality that includes a number ...

Luxury HOUSE Market Update for San Francisco

The autumn selling season is a big one for the San Francisco luxury house market: Last September saw a record-breaking ...

Luxury Condo Market Report for San Francisco

The autumn selling season is a big one for the San Francisco luxury homes market: There is usually a very ...

A Hot Autumn Market in San Francisco?

Generally speaking, late summer market dynamics (or, for that matter, during the mid-winter doldrums) are not of great significance and ...

1000+ Things to Do in San Francisco & Bay Area

Out of town guests are arriving, the kids are hungry, the dog is restless, or you are just lying on ...

Bay Area Home Prices, Incomes & Demographics

Which counties are most expensive or most affordable, have the highest overbidding and appreciation rates? Which are healthiest, most educated, ...

San Francisco Real Estate: The Paragon Mid-Year Report

After hitting new monthly highs in May, San Francisco houses and condos hit new quarterly peaks in Q2 2017. However, ...

San Francisco Bay Area Apartment Building Market

Before jumping into the specific financial metrics pertaining to the market itself, below is a review of some of the ...
San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends May 2024

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends May 2024

Home prices, sales volume, luxury sales, the number of new listings, and overbidding – all increased as the market moved deeper into spring. But not every listing sells: Price reductions also rose in April. Preparing, pricing and marketing the home properly still matter.   .

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends April 2024

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends April 2024

Q2 May See the Hottest Market Since the Peak of the Pandemic Boom.  

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends March 2024

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends March 2024

The Market Accelerates Rapidly Moving into Spring. There is a growing sense that in 2023 San Francisco hit its post-pandemic low – economically, socially, and certainly in media coverage and that it has now begun a significant recovery on all those fronts.    

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends February 2024

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends February 2024

Open house visitor numbers have surged, new listings coming on market have risen, the pipeline of coming listings is filling up faster than last year, and the number of homes going into contract is climbing rapidly as the market wakes up.  

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends January 2024

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends January 2024

Dramatically Improving Economic Indicators Suggest a Brighter 2024 Housing Market. In the last 2 months of 2023, the average, weekly, 30-year mortgage interest rate dropped from 7.79% to 6.61%.  

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends December 2023

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends December 2023

A Sudden, Positive Shift in Economic Indicators. “For the third sixth straight week, mortgage rates trended down, as new data indicates that inflationary pressures are receding. The combination of continued economic strength, lower inflation and lower mortgage rates should likely bring more potential homebuyers into the market.” Freddie Mac (FHLMC).     .    … View Article

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends November 2023

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends November 2023

Rising Interest Rates Continued to Impact Supply & Demand in October, But Early November Brings Big Shift in Economic Indicators.             The post San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends November 2023 first appeared on Paragon Specific.

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends October 2023

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends October 2023

Economic indicators have been challenging since the fall selling season began: Interest rates continued to rise through early October and stock markets generally continued to fall from mid- summer, YTD highs.         The post San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends October 2023 first appeared on Paragon Specific.

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends September 2023

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends September 2023

“The surprisingly quick recovery [of the housing market] suggests that the residential real-estate downturn is turning out to be shorter and shallower than many housing economists expected after mortgage rates soared last year…There still aren’t enough homes for sale to meet demand.” The Wall Street Journal, “The Fall in Home Prices May Already Be Over,”… View Article

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