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San Francisco April Updates

Things have changed… What do these charts mean for you: Mortgage rates rose significantly, slightly over 50 basis points, since January 2021. This increase in mortgage rates equates to about a 6.5% rise in the monthly 30-year fixed mortgage cost. Usually, this would hamper demand—which it will—but supply is so low that I don’t feel […]

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Inventory for single-family homes and condos will likely decline further, potentially lifting prices higher.

Welcome to our February newsletter. This month, we cover the state of employment in the United States and the likelihood of meaningful stimulus. According to the ADP private payrolls, the U.S. lost 123,000 jobs in December 2020, marking the first contraction since April. Economists predicted an increase of around 60,000 jobs in December. However, they […]

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The house prices have remained very strong, while condos have shown weakness

SAN FRANCISCO MARKET UPDATE December 2020 Welcome to our December newsletter. This month, we look at how the San Francisco real estate market is a tale of two cities. On one hand, the house prices have remained very strong, while condos have shown weakness. In October, the median single-family home price slightly retracted year-over-year, with […]

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Housing market forecast now that we are entering autumn

SAN FRANCISCO MARKET UPDATE November 2020 This month, we discuss the state of the economy, COVID-19, and potential economic stimulus. We will also look at forecasts for the housing market now that we are entering autumn. Overall, and quite surprisingly, the housing market has shown significant price growth over the second quarter, showcasing the strength […]

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The effects of increased single-family home and condo inventory in San Francisco

October 2020 This month, we discuss the effects of increased single-family home and condo inventory in San Francisco and examine the connection between per capita income and home prices, which can help explain why median prices remain stable despite the supply increases. Over the past few months, the market has flipped from favoring sellers, which […]

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More sellers coming to market

September 2020 This month, I wanted to more closely examine some crucial economic indicators, Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the unemployment rate. Although COVID-19 is still surging through California and the country, sellers are returning to the market, bringing some much-needed supply to meet buyer demand. As we make our way through the summer […]

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Price Cuts

August 2020 Welcome to our August newsletter. This month, we take an initial look at the first half of 2020 in the context of the local, state, and national real estate markets. Since March, the pandemic has brought us largely indoors into our homes. Many of us have learned through the last several months that […]

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Pent-up demand turns into participation

June 2020 Welcome to our June newsletter. This month, we’ll cover new survey data from the California Association of Realtors (CAR) that shows buyers and sellers are operating under differing expectations about the real estate market. Following that, we will review the local market proving to be unique! This month’s topics include: Key News and […]

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More Growth

May 2020 Welcome to our May newsletter. This month, we’ll continue to update you with important information about the local real estate market during these unprecedented times. We know homeowners have questions about home values and the equity they have built up these past few years. Potential buyers want to understand changing market conditions and […]

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Trying times, they too shall pass

March 2020 Crazy COVID-19 times abound right now as we send out our March newsletter. We’ll review the latest news and trends impacting the San Francisco housing market and give you an overall market update. Clearly, COVID-19 dominates global news, made the stock market plummet, and forced the Federal Reserve (Fed) to cut its benchmark interest […]

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