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Bay Area Market Survey: From Billionaires in Mansions to Flippers & Fixer-Uppers

Check out our June Newsletter – A review of the Bay Area Market by County and Product Mix. Hope you enjoy this update. We are always here to address any questions and assist with any real estate needs.

Warmly,

RicRoc

The county and city appreciation percentages in the chart above were calculated by averaging changes in both median sales prices and average dollar per square foot values. We also incorporated S&P Case-Shiller SF metro area calculations based upon its algorithm breaking the market into thirds by price segment.  » Read more about: Bay Area Market Survey: From Billionaires in Mansions to Flippers & Fixer-Uppers  »

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Affordability & the Cost of Housing in the SF Bay Area

Affordability – A topic I’ve watched change in the 31 years I’ve been servicing the bay area market for buyers and sellers. Let’s take a current look.

Warmly,

RicRoc

The California Association of Realtors recently released its Housing Affordability Index (HAI) for the 1st quarter of 2018, which measures the percentage of households that can afford to buy the median priced single family dwelling (house).

In this analysis,

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San Francisco Luxury House, Luxury Condo, Co-op and TIC Markets

Let’s check out what the Luxury market is doing in San Francisco. And what is “ultra-luxury” …….Read on and enjoy this update.

Warmly,

RicRoc

As seen in the chart below, so far in 2018, SF luxury home sales have been very strong, higher than in any previous year since the recovery began in 2012. The recent stock market volatility notwithstanding, the economic confidence that has been sweeping the nation is also showing up in our luxury home markets.  » Read more about: San Francisco Luxury House, Luxury Condo, Co-op and TIC Markets  »

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SF Residential Newsletter: Hottest SF Neighborhood Markets

Let’s take a look at the Hottest Neighborhoods in SF. Check out the map provided in the overview. The neighborhoods and districts circled on the map have seen compound annual appreciation rates of 12% or more over the past 6 years. And the highest rate in San Francisco over the same period was 18% in the Bayview. The market remains strong with limited inventory. Have a question, contact us anytime.

Warm Regards,

RicRoc

Before discussing neighborhood values,  » Read more about: SF Residential Newsletter: Hottest SF Neighborhood Markets  »

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

Let’s Review the latest on Home Price Updates from Case Shiller

Warm Regards

RicRoc

Since Case-Shiller Indices cover large areas – 5 counties in the SF Metro Area – which themselves contain communities and neighborhoods of widely varying home prices, the C-S chart numbers do not refer to specific prices, but instead reflect home prices as compared to those prevailing in January 2000,  » Read more about: San Francisco Bay Area S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Updates  »

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Bay Area Real Estate Market Cycles

Bay Area Real Estate Market Cycles – Lots of factors affect the cycles, some specific to market areas. Bottom line, the economy mends, populations change, inflation accumulates over time, and the repressed demand of those who want to own their own homes jumps back and home prices begin to rise again. As long as our local market demand exceeds supply, they will likely continue on the rise, short of any significant changes in the economy.  » Read more about: Bay Area Real Estate Market Cycles  »

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Economic Context Factors Underlying Housing Markets

Happy Spring! Hope you had a great Easter/Passover holiday.

We all know there are many cogs in the economy that play into our Bay Area Real Estate Markets. 

Let’s take an overview look at some of these:

SF Population Trends & Growth/California Migration Trends/Our Pipeline of Construction/Interest Rates/Consumer Confidence

IPOs & Financial Markets/Median Rents and Household Income, & more.  » Read more about: Economic Context Factors Underlying Housing Markets  »

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A Selection of Charts about Debt

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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Long-Term Trends in San Francisco Real Estate

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.

Warm Regards

RicRoc

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  »

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