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Bay Area Home Sales Drop, Median Price Trending Down

Bay Area Home Sales Drop, Median Price Trending Down

Having rebounded to a 7-year seasonal low in September, the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area totaled 6,147 in November, down 14.1 percent on a month-over-month basis (versus a typical seasonal drop of around 10 percent) and 15.2 percent lower versus... Read More »

Indexes for Bay Area Home Values Slip and Fall

Indexes for Bay Area Home Values Slip and Fall

Having slipped 0.7 percent in October, 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 – has shed a total of 1.0 percent over the past quarter and its year-over-year gain has dropped... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Trends up to Another Record High

Bay Area Employment Trends up to Another Record High

Having ticked up in October, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job increase by another 5,500 over the past month to a record 571,000 at the end of November and the labor force increased by 5,000 to 583,700, pushing the unemployment rate, which hit a... Read More »

Plans for ‘The Phoenix’ to Rise on Surplus West Oakland Site

Plans for ‘The Phoenix’ to Rise on Surplus West Oakland Site

Dubbed ‘The Phoenix’ and not to be confused with Phoenix Lofts, plans for a 316-unit development to rise up to 60 feet in height on the western edge of West Oakland, upon the former Caltrans lot now known as 801 Pine Street which was auctioned as surplus land last... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Rebound to a 7-Year Seasonal Low

Bay Area Home Sales Rebound to a 7-Year Seasonal Low

Having plunged to an 11-year seasonal low in September, the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area totaled 7,158 in October, up 19.8 percent on a month-over-month basis but 6.5 percent lower versus the same time last year and a mere 7-year... Read More »

Oakland A’s Reveal BIG Plans for Waterfront Ballpark and More

Oakland A’s Reveal BIG Plans for Waterfront Ballpark and More

The Oakland A’s have just released their detailed plans for building a new 34,000-seat baseball stadium on the city’s 55-acre Howard Terminal site, adjacent to Jack London Square. As designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), an elevated park would frame the ballpark’s bowl, “coming down to meet the waterfront”... Read More »

Closer to Fine (But Not Quite) for Supersized West Oakland Project

Closer to Fine (But Not Quite) for Supersized West Oakland Project

Facing pushback from Oakland’s Planning Department with respect to the “monotonous and bulky massing” of the proposed 1,032-unit “Hub” development to rise up to 23 stories in height upon the 3-acre Caltrans lot across from The Crucible and a block from the West Oakland BART station, and that the... Read More »

Index for Bay Area Home Values Holds, Middle Market/Condos Slip

Index for Bay Area Home Values Holds, Middle Market/Condos Slip

Having slipped 0.3 percent in August, 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 – was unchanged in September while the year-over-year gain dropped from 10.6 to 9.9 percent and the middle... Read More »

Proposed Oakland Tower Design Refined, Sticking Point Remains

Proposed Oakland Tower Design Refined, Sticking Point Remains

Responding to feedback from Oakland’s Design Review Committee, the facade of Rubicon Point Partners’ proposed 37-story tower to rise up to 423 feet in height at 1750 Broadway, between 17th and 19th Streets in Uptown Oakland, has been refined by Handel Architects. Refinements include transparent railings over the building’s... Read More »

Asking Rents Slip in San Francisco, Jump in Oakland

Asking Rents Slip in San Francisco, Jump in Oakland

Having ticked down a couple percent last month, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco – including one-off rentals as well as those in larger developments – has slipped another percent and is now running around $4,150 a month, which is around 7 percent below... Read More »