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COVID-19 Case Rate and Hospitalizations in S.F. Hit New Highs

COVID-19 Case Rate and Hospitalizations in S.F. Hit New Highs

While the ICU availability for the greater Bay Area Region has ticked up to 4.7 percent, the State has formally extended its Regional Stay Home Order, an order which isn’t likely to be lifted for at least another month (if not two). At the same time, the ICU availability... Read More »

Bay Area Stay Home Order Will Be Extended [UPDATED]

Bay Area Stay Home Order Will Be Extended [UPDATED]

With the ICU availability for the greater Bay Area Region having just dropped to 3.5 percent of total capacity, the Regional Stay Home Order which went into effect at 11:59PM on December 17, 2020, and could have been lifted tomorrow, January 8, will be formally and indefinitely extended until... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Dropped Nearly 30 Percent This Year

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Dropped Nearly 30 Percent This Year

While the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage inched up one (1) basis point over the past week from an all-time low of 2.66 to 2.67 percent, it’s ending the year 105 basis points – or nearly 30 percent – lower than where it started, having recorded 15... Read More »

COVID-19 Case Rate in San Francisco Hits a New High [UPDATED]

COVID-19 Case Rate in San Francisco Hits a New High [UPDATED]

The average number of daily new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in San Francisco, which had dropped to under 30 in October, ticked up to a new pandemic high of 288 as of last week, which is a 162 percent increase in the daily case rate over the past month alone... Read More »

A Misleading Drop in the Bay Area Unemployment Rate

A Misleading Drop in the Bay Area Unemployment Rate

Despite the unemployment rate in San Francisco having declined from 6.7 percent in October to 5.7 percent in November, the number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck actually dropped by 6,600 last month to 534,100, which is 44,000 fewer employed residents than at the same time... Read More »

Yes, Mortgage Rates Just Dropped to New All-Time Lows (Again)

Yes, Mortgage Rates Just Dropped to New All-Time Lows (Again)

Having held at a record-low rate of 2.71 percent last week, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has since inched down another 4 basis points (0.04 percentage points) to 2.67 percent, which is over a full percentage point (107 basis points) lower than the historically-low rate of... Read More »

Bay Area Stay Home Order Has Been Triggered

Bay Area Stay Home Order Has Been Triggered

The ICU availability for the greater Bay Area Region just dropped to 12.9 percent, triggering a Regional Stay Home Order which will go into effect on Thursday, December 17 at 11:59PM and will remain in effect until at least January 8, 2021. As such, interhousehold gatherings of any size,... Read More »

San Francisco Adopting New Stay Home Order [UPDATED]

San Francisco Adopting New Stay Home Order [UPDATED]

With a sharp 19 percent drop in post-Thanksgiving testing volumes, the average number of daily new COVID-19 cases identified in San Francisco dropped from a new pandemic peak of 148 on 11/24 to 128 as of 11/26. That being said, there were at least 184 new cases identified in... Read More »

Bay Area Unemployment Claims Dropped in October, But…

Bay Area Unemployment Claims Dropped in October, But…

Having spiked to 281,462 in September, the number of new unemployment claims filed across the Bay Area dropped 17 percent to 232,908 in October but was still higher than in May, June, July or August and prior to two rounds of pandemic driven reopening rollbacks last month. And in... Read More »

A New COVID Case High in San Francisco, Rollbacks Loom

A New COVID Case High in San Francisco, Rollbacks Loom

Based on an updated count and confirmation, the number of new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in San Francisco on Monday of last week (11/16) totaled 164, surpassing the previous one-day high of 161 diagnosed cases on July 14. At the same time, the 7-day average of daily new cases, which... Read More »