Case-Shiller Index

Updated S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index San Francisco

This chart illustrates a general trend in the Bay Area: more affordable market segments have continued to be very hot since spring, while more expensive segments have basically plateaued:

Interesting San Francisco Price Trends

This chart gives an exceedingly clear illustration of the seasonality of home price appreciation over the past 4 years. Summer/autumn plateau in 2015? It’s happened to a large degree every year since 2012. We won’t really know where the market is headed next until we see what happens in early spring 2016. (Barring some large, […]

Interesting S&P Case-Shiller Index for San Francisco Real Estate Prices

This S&P Case-Shiller Index is very interesting. The prices for homes in the upper third of prices – which dominate in most of San Francisco, central and southern Marin, and central Contra Costa – ticked down a tiny bit in summer, exactly as they did last summer. These short-term fluctuations are common and not particularly […]

San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Cycles

Bay Area Case-Shiller Index readings bumped up across the board in May 2015, as delineated in the reports released recently. Last year after its own torrid spring selling season, prices basically plateaued from May through December 2014, before soaring again in early 2015 (see first chart below). We shall see if that happens again through […]

New Case-Shiller: Another Big Jump in SF Bay Area Home Prices

The new March Case-Shiller Home Price Index for the Bay Area counties of SF, Marin, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa, released recently, reflect another overheated spring market. All home price tiers saw significant spikes, but the high-price-tier in particular saw a big jump. Since the March Index is a 3-month rolling average and the […]

Another Hot Spring Market in San Francisco Real Estate!

The new February Case-Shiller Home Price Index reports for the Bay Area, released today, reflect what appears to be the very beginning of another strong spring market. All home price tiers saw spikes to either their highest points since 2007 (low and mid-price tiers), or their highest point ever (high-price tier). What we are seeing […]

“High-Tier” Home Price Index

Nationally, the Case-Shiller Index ticked down a tiny bit in November, but the SF Metro Area ticked up a tiny bit. Probably neither change is statistically relevant and we should simply say, according to C-S, that Bay Area prices remained flat month over month, and indeed have remained basically flat since the end of the […]

Case-Shiller Index for the San Francisco Metro Area

The Case-Shiller Index for the San Francisco Metro Area covers the house markets of 5 Bay Area counties, divided into 3 price tiers, each constituting one third of unit sales. Most of the San Francisco’s, Marin’s and San Mateo’s house sales are in the “high price tier”, so that is where we focus most of […]

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