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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 »

Pending Home Sales Inch Up in San Francisco, But…

For the first time since San Francisco’s stay-at-home order was issued in March, the number of homes in contract to be sold is effectively even on a year-over-year basis. That being said, the rebound in “pent up” sales activity, which was down nearly 50 percent at its nadir in... Read More »

Plans for Condos Atop Iconic Union Square Building Progress

Plans for Condos Atop Iconic Union Square Building Progress

As we first revealed earlier this year, plans to redevelop the iconic I. Magnin/Macy’s Building on the southwest corner of Geary and Stockton, across from Union Square, were in the works, plans which included the addition of 21 residential condos atop the building; the conversion of the building’s middle... 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 »

Pace of Existing-Home Sales Down Nearly 30 Percent Nationwide

Pace of Existing-Home Sales Down Nearly 30 Percent Nationwide

Having plummeted nearly 18 percent in April, the seasonally adjusted pace of existing-home sales across the U.S. dropped another 9.7 percent in May to an annual rate of just 3.91 million sales. As such, the current pace of sales is now down 26.6 percent on a year-over-year basis according... Read More »

Number of Homes on the Market in S.F. Continues to Climb

Number of Homes on the Market in S.F. Continues to Climb

Having hit a 9-year high in the absolute last week, the number of homes on the market in San Francisco has continued to climb and now totals 1,140, representing 60 percent more inventory than at the same time last year and 110 percent more inventory than in 2015 as... Read More »

Bay Area Unemployment Rate Drops with Labor Force Decline

Bay Area Unemployment Rate Drops with Labor Force Decline

Based on employment data through the second week of May, the estimated number of San Francisco residents with a paycheck has dropped by over 92,000 over the past three months to 481,500, while the labor force has shrunk by over 36,000 to 550,900, for an unemployment rate of 12.6... Read More »

Most Homes on the Market in San Francisco in Nine Years

Most Homes on the Market in San Francisco in Nine Years

While the number of homes newly listed for sale in San Francisco having outpaced the number of purchase contracts that were inked for the ninth week in a row, there are now 1,050 homes listed for sale across the city. That’s not only a 9-year seasonal high but a... Read More »