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July Market Update: Greater Bay Area

July Market Update: Greater Bay Area

Key News and Trends in July: Data released on July 8, 2020 by Johns Hopkins University, showed that California was among 12 states with record-high, seven-day averages for daily new coronavirus cases. California also saw a surge in the number of hospitalizations. Gavin Newsom said at a news conference on July 8th that over the […]

July Market Update: San Francisco

July Market Update: San Francisco

Key News and Trends in July: Data released on July 8, 2020 by Johns Hopkins University, showed that California was among 12 states with record-high, seven-day averages for daily new coronavirus cases. California also saw a surge in the number of hospitalizations. Gavin Newsom said at a news conference on July 8th that over the […]

July Market Update: East Bay

July Market Update: East Bay

Key News and Trends in July: Data released on July 8, 2020 by Johns Hopkins University, showed that California was among 12 states with record-high, seven-day averages for daily new coronavirus cases. California also saw a surge in the number of hospitalizations. Gavin Newsom said at a news conference on July 8th that over the […]

July Market Update: Peninsula

July Market Update: Peninsula

Key News and Trends in July: Data released on July 8, 2020 by Johns Hopkins University, showed that California was among 12 states with record-high, seven-day averages for daily new coronavirus cases. California also saw a surge in the number of hospitalizations. Gavin Newsom said at a news conference on July 8th that over the […]

More Homeowners are Paying their Mortgages

More Homeowners are Paying their Mortgages

According to Mortgage Bankers Association, as of July 5, 2020, just 4.1 million households, representing 8.18% of mortgage loan borrowers, are in forbearance (temporary postponement of mortgage payments), compared to 8.39% the week before and a recent peak of 8.55% in mid-June. In fact, it was the fourth straight week of decline. Conforming loans (approximately […]

Americans on the Move!

Americans on the Move!

Pew Research has found that as of early June, 3% of Americans have moved either temporarily or permanently since the COVID-19 outbreak. 6% said someone moved into their household because of it. 14% of those who did not personally experience relocation say they know someone else who had moved; and it may be that peer influence […]

Big Shifts in Bay Area Rental Market

Big Shifts in Bay Area Rental Market

According to Zumper, big shifts in rents are already happening, with Cupertino (-16%), Mountain View (-15%), Emeryville (-14%) and San Francisco (-12%) seeing the biggest drop in rental rates, comparing June 2020 to June 2019. On the other hand, Livermore’s rents are up a whopping 15% year-over-year, with increases also seen in Campbell (5%), Oakland […]

Fastest Changing Metro in America

Fastest Changing Metro in America

The San Francisco/Oakland metro has the fastest changing neighborhoods in the nation according to the latest research of census data from 2013 to 2017 from National Community Reinvestment Coalition, taking over the lead from Washington DC (2000 – 2012). San Jose ranked eighth and Sacramento ranked ninth. Criteria include the rate of increases in median […]

Coming Soon: Sunny Live-Work Dogpatch Loft!

Coming Soon: Sunny Live-Work Dogpatch Loft!

2030 3rd St #15, San Francisco DogpatchHome.com 2 Bed • 2.5 Bath Contact Us for a Tour! Sunny live-work loft in the City’s fastest-growing neighborhood! The future of San Francisco awaits you, with gleaming new Mission Bay and historically revamped Dogpatch at your doorstep. Stretch out in this spacious two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home on three […]

Homeownership may be within Reach!

Homeownership may be within Reach!

Many Bay Area residents think of homeownership as being unattainable or at least years away. But with some special loan programs that have location or income restrictions, the American Dream may be easier to achieve than you might think! For example, a person earning the median income (around $90,000 in Alameda County and around $95,000 […]