Home prices remained solid across of all Pacific Union’s regions in the third quarter, while inventory slightly expanded in many, offering relief for buyers. Get an in-depth look into market conditions in the Bay Area and Tahoe/Truckee in our comprehensive Q3 quarterly report.
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a trend that finds many first-time buyers unable to get a foot in the door in the Bay Area’s pricey, competitive housing market. Also, another report finds that things are getting even tougher for middle-class homebuyers in the Bay Area and California.
April home prices continued to post solid gains across the Bay Area and the Tahoe/Truckee region in April, with the median price for single-family homes reaching $1 million in San Francisco for the first time in more than five years and the median price in our Sonoma Valley region jumping 65 percent over the past year.
An increasing number of sellers are putting their homes on the market in Napa County this spring, and other regions in the Bay Area and Tahoe/Truckee are also seeing more homes for sale after months of exceptionally tight inventories.
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a forecast of 10 percent growth in home prices this year and 8 percent growth next year. Also, lenders are warming up to home equity loans again, and sales of new and existing homes posted solid gains in March.
After record-breaking results in 2012, real estate activity in the first quarter suggests 2013 will once again reach new highs. Pacific Union’s Quarterly Real Estate Report has the facts and numbers behind the good news.
Access to public transportation keeps home prices stable, according to a recent study that found property values near public transit lines in the Bay Area outperformed other neighborhoods by 37 percent.
The San Francisco metropolitan area ranked No. 1 in the United States in January for job growth, up 4.3 percent from a year earlier, and the Oakland area wasn’t far behind. The strong job growth helps boost local real estate markets.
February home prices posted exceptionally strong gains across the Bay Area and the Tahoe/Truckee region, led by San Francisco, where the median sales price for a single-family home jumped $166,000 — 26 percent — in a year’s time.
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that home sales were down in February across most of the Bay Area, although median sale prices showed no such decline. Also, California is no longer on a list of the top-10 states with high foreclosure rates.