Housing Market

Homeowners Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial increase in bidding wars, and homes are selling fast. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), on average, houses are receiving over four offers from buyers and they’re selling in less than three […]
Housing Market Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market? Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%. What does this mean for you? Our lives are deeply impacted by our nation’s economy. The better the economy […]
Cambrian Coming Soon Listings – Homes in Cambrian, San Jose [Video] It’s the end of the year of 2020 and even though there are 63% more new listings in the month of November in the Bay Area (according to Aculist / MLSlistings) housing is limited and buyer demand remains strong when traditionally we tend to see a real estate market holiday slow down. The Cambrian Park […]
Housing Market Housing Update Oct 2020 [video] – Reasons Why Sellers in the SF Bay Area Should Consider A Move Now Oct 2020 market report for national and SF Bay Area. Hello Sellers! If you were waiting for that time that you wished. you had taken advantage of last time and WISHED you had got the most out of your money before it went down – well, maybe this is your time. Here’s Oct housing trend […]
Housing Market California 2020 September – Monthly Housing Market Outlook   Interested in learning how much your home is worth? [Click]
Buyers House Hunter Silicon Valley: 3 listings in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Sept 25, 2020) Today  we feature three properties in Redwood Estates, Ben Lomond, and Los Gatos mountains that allow multi-generational housing, acreage for spreading out and the proximity of being near major tech hubs and headquarters. The properties in Santa Cruz Mountains offer exceptional views, peace & tranquility – what better place to gather family with a sprawling […]
Economy Housing Recovery Trend Disrupted by Wildfire in San Francisco Bay Area Last May, the Brookings Institution wrote about the post-Covid19 recovery as having several possible shapes of recovery (Z-shaped, V-shaped, U-shaped, W-shaped, L-shaped, and even the Nike Swoosh) but here are four major financial institutions predictions for recovery (below image). In a Realtor.com study-  we have seen a similar V-Shape recovery, but recently there’s been a […]
Housing Market Why Search For Multi-Generational Housing In The SF Bay Area [Video] Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES | Realtor PFAC Silicon Valley affiliate Intero | A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate phone 831.346.2743 DRE# 02066698
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Housing Market Strong Demand for Housing Continues Despite COVID Here’s the latest from MLSListings Silicon Valley and Coastal Regions – Single-Family Homes Market Overview The SF Bay Area real estate market continued to show its strength during July, even in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic. Median prices again rose across all five MLSListings counties compared to July 2019; the lowest gain was 7% […]
Economy Multi-Generational Housing On The Rise And Co-Living Arrangements In The SF Bay Area In recent years co-living has gained popularity not only in younger 20’s demographics, but attracting popularity for 50+ Boomer generation. Typically, seniors who opt for the co-living lifestyle as homeowners enjoy additional income from roommates and companionship! What’s the difference between Co-Living versus Co-Housing? In co-living people without family ties choose to cohabitate in a […]
Housing Market Are People Really Leaving San Francisco For The Suburbs? [Video]   Here’s my latest vlog post – I hope you and your family are doing well, staying healthy. One of the first trends that became evident when quarantines began was the large number of young professionals who had gone home to wait out the virus with their parents. Having left the cities where they work […]
Housing Market What’s the Impact of COVID19 on the Housing Market Earlier this month, realtor.com announced the release of their initial Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market. The index leverages a weighted average of four key components of the housing industry, tracking each of the following: Housing Demand – Growth in online search activity Home Price – Growth in […]
Housing Market Market Report – June 16th, 2020 (Coming out of CVD19 dip as stats begin to normalize) Looking at today’s Santa Clara County inventory we’re seeing some ‘normalization’ as we are approaching mid-June. Looking locally at Santa Clara County, here’s a comparison of the last two years with this year’s Active and Pending listings. Blue indicates 2918 (which was a banner year, partially due to the low inventory), Orange indicated last year […]
Buyers Congratulations to our new homeowners!   Congratulations to first time homeowners, Viv and Steve! ~ Welcome, welcome, welcome to beautiful San Jose, California! ~ I admired their fortitude during multiple offers in a fierce competitive market and wanting to own a single family home (vs. condo/townhouse). They knew that a single family home would appreciate more, they had to jump […]
Housing Market New Homes Coming to the Housing Market This Year The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will begin to come to market over the next few months. According to the latestU.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Construction Report, the number of building permits issued in January […]
Housing Market Q4 2019 Market Overview of Santa Cruz County – from MLS Listings Q4 2019 Santa Cruz County Market • Median sales prices for single-family homes in Santa Cruz County hit the highest Q4 level ever at $888,725. • Overall, the market is a bit tighter than it was at this time last year, with fewer new listings and less inventory. The number of sales decreased just slightly […]
Housing Market Q4 2019 Market Overview of Santa Clara County – from MLS Listings Q4 2019 – Santa Clara County • In Santa Clara County, the median sales price of $1,250,000 is above last year, but down from the peak seen in Q4/2017. • Overall, the market is basically unchanged from last year, “the Santa Clara market is just incredibly tight, as tight as last year and with no […]
Housing Market Q4 2019 Market Overview of San Mateo County – from MLS Listings San Mateo County – Q4 2019 • In San Mateo County, median sales prices for single family homes rose to an all-time high of $1.544 million. • Inventories have rebounded slightly from 2017 but are still very low. • Sales are dismal; the weakest they’ve been since 2008. • All metrics still point to a […]
Articles How to Avoid a Gender Gap When Investing in the Real Estate Market   Ladies, please listen up! When buying a home, we all want to feel like we’re making the right decision, paying a fair price, and making the best investment of our lives. According to a recent gender-based study, men and women can unknowingly walk away with very different financial outcomes when the deal closes. Thankfully, […]
Housing Market Silicon Valley & Coastal Regions Market Report (for Single Family Homes) 2019 concluded with median sale prices up year-over-year in every MLSListings county except for Santa Cruz. The number of homes sold in December 2019 saw double-digit increases in all counties versus last December, while inventory was down compared to December 2018 (and month-to-month) across the board.New listings also fell in all five counties in comparison […]