Home Buying Rebounds Like Nobody’s Business

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The real estate market across the US woke up, and it appears we are trying to make for lost time. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, purchase volume last week was 1.5% lower than it was a year ago — a huge recovery from six weeks ago, when purchase volume was down a jaw-dropping 35%. In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion Spring is traditionally the time of year with the highest listings and home appreciation time, and now

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San Francisco Bay Area Housing Market Reports — A Deep Dive

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The San Francisco Bay Area covers a lot of ground, meaning there are all kinds of submarkets with their own unique trends and statistics that influence the region’s overall numbers. Today, we’re giving those chart junkies a deeper dive into the numbers with this look at San Francisco Bay Area housing market reports. Quick note — the vast majority of the information below reflects overall trends for the entire region, so keep that in mind. Home Value Appreciation This chart

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San Francisco Home Prices & Demographics – Numbers to Know

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The November Case-Shiller Home Price Index for the San Francisco Metro Area was recently released, and we’re sharing some highlights. We’re including a look at the ancestry/county of origin/ethnicity in nine Bay Area counties. Pop quiz before you dive in! Any guesses about the top three nationalities among Bay Area residents? Short-Term Home Price Fluctuations Here, we see short-term changes in home prices by price tier. While lower-priced tiers appreciated faster than high-price their homes since the spring of 2016,

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Living Large in Micro-Housing

A trend is spreading across the country, less square footage is more living. As a raging housing market battles for competitive square foot prices, behind the front-lines, a transition targeting quality of life supplied by ease and simplicity stands. San Francisco, Fort Worth and New York City are carrying a new American lifestyle, living large in micro-housing. Tiny house architects and dwellers alike are prioritizing freedom from tiresome property management, favoring an affordable lifestyle choice. The micro-housing movement is a

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