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It looks like 2017 will be a transition year for the U.S. residential real estate market. Stock Market. I’ll forecast that the stock market continues more or less sideways but ends the year a lot weaker than it starts. Talk of a coming recession increases. Consumer. Employment and consumer spending continue...
Dear Readers, I got a very moving email from a reader this week. They are taking a $1,000 a month loss on a condo they bought in California in 2006. But now we are just a ticking time bomb... My retirement savings will likely be less, my assets fewer, my...
US West Coast Cities Home Prices
I think so. San Francisco home prices have gone up an average of 18% a year since 2012! Using the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Index, San Francisco home prices are up a total of 84% since 2012. Nominal San Francisco home prices are now higher than they were at...
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Current supply is determined by current prices AND expected future prices. If you ever wondered why the supply of homes for sale in San Francisco is so tight even though San Francisco home prices are so high, this video is for you! https://youtu.be/hDgXqBzNhOs   San Francisco: Case-Shiller & Zillow Percentage of Homes Increasing...
You won't see these graphs of Zillow data anywhere else online. They're not even on Zillow.com, even though I get the raw data from Zillow. "Percent of Homes Increasing in Value" is another way to look at how strong prices are in a city. Theoretically, it can help us peek...