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Home Values Drop in April

 

We’ve continued our articles focused on the real estate market’s woes since the reverse in direction in Q4 of 2018 when home values and sales activity dropped precipitously. In fact, the only thing that increased during that time was the number of price reductions and the time it took to sell a home.

In our last […]

By |May 14th, 2019|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

Can the Bay Area Housing Market Heyday be Over?

 

The release of the latest Case-Shiller Report could signal a shot across the bow for sellers considering a move. 

Though often outperforming, and somewhat insulated from many parts of the U.S., the Bay Area is not immune to fluctuations in the housing market. These most recent statisticsfrom the highly regarded Case-Shiller report (for San Francisco Metropolitan Statistical […]

Belmont Adds to Bottleneck

 

Belmont, CA

Riding high on accolades for installing a traffic light at the corner of South Road and Ralston Avenue, Belmont sprang into action and is in the process of installing another traffic light at the entrance of Ralston Intermediate School. 

The department of Public works was reached for comment today and have announced that they’re so […]

Home Sales Slower in 2019

 

Last year ended with much indecision regarding the future of our local housing market, and since there are typically fewer sales at the beginning of a new year, we thought it prudent to compare the first two months of 2019 to last year at the same time to better understand the state of our current […]

By |March 13th, 2019|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

Housing Market, No Longer Level

"We expected to see signs of a dire slowdown but the numbers tell a more tepid story".

By |January 15th, 2019|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

Belmont Gets Hit with Lower Returns

 

Belmont gets hit with lower returns for sellers this month as the market stall continues in November.

Comparing home sales for the month of November in 2017 to this year, it’s inescapably obvious that there’s been a shift in the market.

This data reflects many homes which actually sold in September, but have only recently closed in […]

Housing Market Crash or Correction—Which Indicators Should One Watch

 

Housing Market Crash, or Correction—Which Indicators Should One Watch?

There’s been a lot of talk about the state of our housing market, and the effect the rise in interest rates may be playing in the current market stall.

Here, we take a look at some of the indicators we watch to help us, whenever possible, anticipate what might […]

By |November 30th, 2018|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

California to Offer $3,000 Subsidy for Earthquake Retrofitting

 

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re living near a major earthquake fault. Now if you’re unsure if you live near an active fault, this web site . Temblor, co-founded by Ross Stein from the USGS, is very useful for determining the proximity to, and estimating the damage from, an earthquake near your home.

We don’t have […]

Housing Stall in 2018 Has Homebuyers on Fence

 

Wouldn’t it be nice if all market stalls were this pretty?

Welcome to our world, where the new question du jour is “Is there a market crash on the horizon?”, or some equally broad request eliciting a prognostication beyond our worldly abilities. We say, “define horizon?”

In 2017 there was little discussion about the Peninsula housing market […]

Nothing Remains the Same, Except Change

 

Nothing remains the same, except change—with each change being slightly different than the one before…

By The Numbers

Now that the waning dog days of summer are upon us, we felt it was time to summarize the second quarter sales for the year. I mean, doesn’t everyone want to know, “How is the Market”? It’s the question […]

By |August 13th, 2018|All about Real Estate|0 Comments