Market Reports

Belmont Week in Review–December 17th 2008

By |December 17th, 2008|

The holidays are in full swing and you can tell by the deafening silence that Belmont’s housing activity is slower than the holiday deliveries promised by UPS. A very unscientific barometer is our phones are eerily quiet (which is not a bad thing one time of the year) but some ringing other than the […]

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Allow Me to Think Out Loud…

By |March 16th, 2008|

The San Francisco Chronicle just splashed more bad news about the housing industry all over the front page of the Friday (March 14th) issue. Sales are down-way down. Part of the explanation seems to be that tightening lending standards have made it hard to afford a home since qualifying at artificially low teaser rates […]

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Belmont’s Market Report-February 2008

By |March 10th, 2008|

February sales data for Belmont is available but there’s not much to talk about. There were only five sales (homes that closed escrow) in the month of February. That means only five sales were consummated in January. That’s down more than 50% over last year. While that may sound like a huge percent decrease, it’s […]

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Lies,Damned Lies, and then there are Statistics…

By |December 8th, 2007|

The article titled "California’s October home sales slide 40%" reported by Inman News today evokes thoughts of Mark Twain’s famous saying there are "Lies, damned lies, and statistics".

Though the number of homes which sold is easily tracked, calculating the true median home price is a little more elusive. The size of homes which sell in […]

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