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Pace of New Home Sales in the U.S. Rebounded in June

Pace of New Home Sales in the U.S. Rebounded in June

The seasonally adjusted pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. rebounded from the pandemic-driven hits the market took in March and April (at which point the annualized pace was down 14.0 percent versus the same time last year) and climbed to an annualized rate of 776,000 sales... Read More »

Number of Homes for Sale Nearing Recession-Era Levels in S.F.

Number of Homes for Sale Nearing Recession-Era Levels in S.F.

Continuing a trend which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, the number of homes on the market in San Francisco, net of new sales and contract signings, ticked up another 6 percent over the past week to 1,360, which is now over twice as much inventory as there... Read More »

114,000 Bay Area Residents Returned to Work Last Month, But…

114,000 Bay Area Residents Returned to Work Last Month, But…

While an estimated 16,000 San Francisco residents were either newly hired or returned to work last month, for a total of 499,100 employed, there are still 74,800 fewer employed people in the city than there were prior to the pandemic and 66,300 fewer than at the same time last... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops Below 3 Percent

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops Below 3 Percent

Having inched down another 5 basis points (0.05 percentage points) over the past week, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage now measures an unprecedented 2.98 percent, which is not only 83 basis points below its historically low mark at the same time last year but the first... Read More »

Number of Homes on the Market in San Francisco Spikes

Number of Homes on the Market in San Francisco Spikes

Following a trend which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, the number of homes on the market in San Francisco, net of new sales and contract signings, has jumped another 10 percent over the past week to 1,290, which is 98 percent more inventory on the market as... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Nearing an Unprecedented Mark

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Nearing an Unprecedented Mark

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage dropped another 6 basis points (0.06 percentage points) over the past week to 3.07 percent.  That’s a new all-time low for the average 30-year rate, 68 basis points below the average rate at the same time last year, and within 8... Read More »

Index for Bay Area Home Values Inches up to a New High, But…

Index for Bay Area Home Values Inches up to a New High, But…

Having ticked up an upwardly revised 2.1 percent in March, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – inched up another 0.7 percent in April to a new all-time high, but... Read More »

Most Sub-Million Dollar Homes on the Market in S.F. Since 2016

Most Sub-Million Dollar Homes on the Market in S.F. Since 2016

The number of homes on the market in San Francisco, net of new sales, continues to climb and just crossed the 1,200 mark for the first time in 9-years. In fact, there are now 90 percent more homes on the market than at the same time last year and... Read More »

Number of Bay Area Unemployment Claims Hits a Million (YTD)

Number of Bay Area Unemployment Claims Hits a Million (YTD)

Having climbed to over 57,500 in April, the number of San Francisco residents that filed a new/initial unemployment claim dropped to 24,243 in May. That being said, the number of employed people residing in the city has continued to decline and over 133,000 new unemployment claims have been filed... Read More »

Asking Rents in San Francisco Drop Even More, Listings Double

Asking Rents in San Francisco Drop Even More, Listings Double

The weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco has now dropped to $3,825 a month. While that’s not exactly cheap, it’s nearly 7 percent ($275) cheaper than four months ago, 10 percent ($450) cheaper than at the same time last year and 14 percent ($625) cheaper... Read More »