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Bay Area Unemployment Hits a Record Low, But…

Bay Area Unemployment Hits a Record Low, But…

The unemployment rate in San Francisco has dropped to a record low of 1.9 percent, with the ranks of the employed having increased by 2,900 to 569,300 in May. That being said, the ranks of the employed are still down by 6,100 from February’s record high and the rate... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Trending Down, Median Price Unchanged YOY

Bay Area Home Sales Trending Down, Median Price Unchanged YOY

Continuing to follow 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 13.7 percent from March to April, total sales (6,987) were down 7.6 percent on a year-over-year... Read More »

Designer Tiburon Home Nearly Fetches its 2015 Price

Designer Tiburon Home Nearly Fetches its 2015 Price

Designed by Sutton Suzuki Architects and built in 2009, the 5,400-square-foot Tiburon home at 1925 Straits View Drive, with modern finishes and sweeping views of the bay, Golden Gate bridge and San Francisco skyline, was purchased for $10.1 million in October of 2015 having hit the market priced at... Read More »

Below Average Returns for Bay Area Homes

Below Average Returns for Bay Area Homes

Having eked out a 0.6 percent gain in February, 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) ticked up 2.1 percent in March.  That being said, the index is still down 1.7 percent... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Really Drops, Unemployment Rate as Well

Bay Area Employment Really Drops, Unemployment Rate as Well

While the unemployment rate in San Francisco returned to a record low 2.1 percent last month, the drop was driven by a reduction in the size of the labor force and the number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck actually decreased by 5,700 to 566,200, which... Read More »

Population Growth of San Francisco Really Slows Its Roll

Having grown at an average rate of over one percent per year over the past decade, peaking at 1.7 percent in 2012, the estimated population of San Francisco proper inched up 0.3 percent in 2018, from a downwardly revised 880,980 at the start of last year to 883,869 as... Read More »

Index for Bay Area Home Values Ekes Out a Gain

Index for Bay Area Home Values Ekes Out a Gain

Having dropped 1.3 percent in January, 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 0.6 percent in February. That being said, the index has still dropped 3.7 percent since the third... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Are Down, Median Price Has Slipped

Bay Area Home Sales Are Down, Median Price Has Slipped

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 39.4 percent from February to March, total sales (6,124) were down 14.8 percent on a year-over-year basis.  And... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Actually Dropped Last Month

Bay Area Employment Actually Dropped Last Month

Having hit a record high in February, the number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck, which typically ticks up in March, actually decreased by 3,400 last month to 572,000 and the unemployment rate, which hit a record low of 2.1 percent at the end of last... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Rebound to an 11-Year Low

Bay Area Home Sales Rebound to an 11-Year Low

Having dropped to an absolute 11-year low in January, the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area increased 12.9 percent in February to 4,354, which was an above-average seasonal jump but remains 12.8 percent below the sales volume at the same time... Read More »