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Home Prices Increase in 91 Percent of Metro Areas, But…

First and foremost, we need to reiterate that changes in a market’s median sale price isn’t the same thing as appreciation/depreciation or an underlying change in value, especially as sales volumes drop and the mix of what’s selling changes. That being said, for those who hang their hats on... Read More »

Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Tick Up

Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Tick Up

While the purchase market in San Francisco continues to drop, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco, including one-off rentals as well as units in larger developments, has ticked up to around $4,300 per month, which is roughly 2 percent above its mark at the... Read More »

Indexed Returns for Bay Area Homes Nearing Negative Territory

Indexed Returns for Bay Area Homes Nearing Negative Territory

Having ticked up 1.6 percent in April, 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 0.3 percent in May. And with the index now hovering just below its peak... Read More »

Looking for an Unfinished 19,000-Square-Foot Oakland Hills Home?

Looking for an Unfinished 19,000-Square-Foot Oakland Hills Home?

Sited on a nearly one-acre Chabot Park Highlands parcel in the Oakland Hills, the unfinished 19,000-square-foot home at 11270 Lochard Street is now back on the market as “a rare opportunity” to finish as you please. Designed with seven bedrooms, including a 3,600-square-foot master suite, and bays views, but... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales and Median Price Continue to Drop

Bay Area Home Sales and Median Price Continue to Drop

Continuing to follow a trend which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area dropped 11.4 percent from May to June, versus typically ticking up, and total sales (7,357) were down 12.6 percent on a... Read More »

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity Returns, Reduced

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity Returns, Reduced

Designed by Alan Page and built on a nearly one-acre lot “in the heart of Lafayette’s sought–after Happy Valley,” the roughly 6,000-square-foot home at 22 Toledo Court boasts “elite craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology, elegant lines and quality finishes throughout,” with an infinity-edge pool, outdoor fireplace and a covered loggia adjacent... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Is Actually on the Decline

Bay Area Employment Is Actually on the Decline

Having dropped to a record low of 1.9 percent in May, the unemployment rate in San Francisco inched up to 2.3 percent in June as the number of people living in the city with a paycheck fell by 3,400 to 565,800, which is down by 9,600 since February’s record... Read More »

Refined Designs for Building up in Berkeley

Refined Designs for Building up in Berkeley

As proposed, the Downtown Berkeley retail complex fronting the west side of Shattuck Avenue, between Durant Avenue and Channing Way, will be demolished and an eight-story development dubbed “Logan Park” will rise up to 87 feet in height across the 2352 Shattuck Avenue Site as newly rendered below by... Read More »

$135 Million East Bay Estate Now Listed for Over $100 Million Less

$135 Million East Bay Estate Now Listed for Over $100 Million Less

According to the agent for the 22-acre “Fieldhaven” estate at 7 Country Oak Lane in Alamo, David Duffield, the co-founder of PeopleSoft and Workday, invested over $135 million in building out the property, a build-out which was completed in 2013 by a team of over 200 craftsmen over the... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales and Median Price Are…Down

Bay Area Home Sales and Median Price Are…Down

Following a trend which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, while the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area increased a seasonally driven 18.9 percent from April to May, total sales (8,310) were down 2.7 percent on a year-over-year basis. And... Read More »