While I’m not qualified to evaluate the Federal Debt levels, we are all hearing about the increase in the Federal Debt, and it is fair to note that an increase in debt levels can play a major role in future financial cycles. Our low interest rates in recent past years have reduced risk of instability, but it’s worthy to note that significant increases in interest rates could lead to future instability. Here are some charts prepared by the Federal Reserve in St.
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The chart below illustrates year-over-year changes in home values using the 3-month period of December, January and February sales: 6.4% appreciation in median sales prices and 11.5% for dollar per square foot values since last year. The usual reason why median price and price per square foot appreciation rates diverge like this is because the …
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Let’s take a look at our market trends to get a broad view of how the market has performed over time. And let’s keep in mind that our San Francisco market has different trends in specific segments based on price, location, and property types. After reviewing this overview of market trends, to get a better understanding of hour your neighborhood has performed, let’s talk and review it together.
The great advantage of reviewing annual data is how often the market trend lines clarify into a straightforward dynamic, » Read more about: Long-Term Trends in San Francisco Real Estate »
So far in 2018, the market seems to have mostly brushed aside concerns about increasing home prices, rising interest rates, stock market volatility and new federal tax law changes. It is still too early to come to definitive conclusions about where the year is going, but right now, in most market segments, buyer demand remains …
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Sonoma County Market Activity Update – 2018 – Let’s review the market dynamics for Sonoma County as we kick into the new year.
It is not unusual for monthly median sales prices to drop during what is often described as the mid-winter market doldrums, but, as seen in the first chart above, not this year in Sonoma: Median prices have been consistently climbing since autumn began, with the fire clearly increasing demand since it occurred,
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