Category Archive: Market Conditions


3 Bay Area Counties Are Among the Nation’s Least Affordable

Even though price gains have outpaced wage growth across the majority of the U.S., homes began the year more affordable than they had been in two years. That's not particularly true in the Golden State, where half of the country's least-affordable real estate markets are located.


Pacific Union’s August 2015 Real Estate Update

Bay Area homes were even tougher to come by in August than they were at the end of last summer, as the months' supply of inventory (MSI) fell year over year in every Pacific Union region but Lake Tahoe/Truckee. Get all of the latest, most relevant sales data and commentary in Pacific Union's August 2015 Real Estate Report.


Second-Quarter Home Prices Rise in 9 of 10 U.S. Metro Areas

A limited number of homes for sale fueled prices across the country in the second quarter, with more than 90 percent of metro areas posting annual gains. San Jose and San Francisco were the nation's two priciest housing markets, where homes cost about four times more than they do nationwide.


California, Bay Area Affordability Drops in the Second Quarter

Increased demand for Golden State homes this spring pushed second-quarter prices to levels not seen in nearly eight years, further reducing affordability. In fact, the percentage of Californians who could afford to buy a home was down from the first quarter in every county but one.

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