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Mortgage Rates Inch Down to Even Lower Lows

Mortgage Rates Inch Down to Even Lower Lows

Having inched down another 4 basis points (0.04 percentage points) over the past week, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage now measures 3.03 percent, which is 72 basis points below its mark at the same time last year, another new all-time low and within 4 basis points... Read More »

Signs of Weakness in Oakland’s Rental Market Emerge

While rents in Oakland held relatively firm over the past quarter, particularly in relation to the market in San Francisco, signs of weakness are starting to emerge. In addition to an uptick in listing activity over the past couple of weeks, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment... Read More »

Weakness in San Francisco’s Rental Market Is Accelerating

Weakness in San Francisco’s Rental Market Is Accelerating

Despite the fact that the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco is already down over 10 percent on a year-over-year basis and offers of complimentary rent are on the rise, vacancy rates are still ticking up and the number of apartments listed for rent in... Read More »

Twice as Many Homes on the Market in San Francisco

Having hit a 9-year high in the absolute last week, the number of homes on the market in San Francisco ticked down 3 percent over the past week to 1,170 with typical seasonality in play. That being said, there are now 101 percent more homes on the market than... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Nearing an Unprecedented Mark

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Nearing an Unprecedented Mark

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage dropped another 6 basis points (0.06 percentage points) over the past week to 3.07 percent.  That’s a new all-time low for the average 30-year rate, 68 basis points below the average rate at the same time last year, and within 8... Read More »

Rare Yerba Buena Unit Re-Trades Below Its 2015 Price, Again

Rare Yerba Buena Unit Re-Trades Below Its 2015 Price, Again

Purchased for $1.515 million in September of 2015, the upgraded 1,400-square-foot Yerba Buena Loft unit #523 at 855 Folsom Street, which features a private 400-square-foot terrace and “one of the area’s most sought after addresses,” returned to the market priced at $1.595 million last July, a resale at which... Read More »

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 »

Pending Home Sales Rebound Nationwide

Pending Home Sales Rebound Nationwide

Following two months of twenty-plus percent declines, the National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index, a seasonally adjusted index for which 100 denotes “an average level” of activity, rounded 44.3 percent in May to 99.6 but remains 5.1 percent below its mark at the same time last year... Read More »