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San Francisco Real Estate Market Begins to Bounce Back – Slowly

May 2020 Crisis Update. Market activity begins to tick up after severe shelter-in-place plunge. Median home sales prices are up. Interest rates hit new low. Shelter-in-place caused steep drops in activity across the board in what is typically the busiest selling season of the year. However, though still far below normal levels, activity has been…

Newest Info on COVID-19’s Impact on SF Real Estate

Dear Friends, We hope this email finds you and your family well during this difficult time. As the coronavirus lockdowns persist, we continue to field questions from clients, friends and colleagues about its effect on the real estate industry. We have included a report below that analyzes the effect of the crisis on supply and…

COVID-19 and the Real Estate Market

COVID-19 and the Real Estate Market The coronavirus pandemic has affected how we live our daily lives, including the way we buy and sell real estate. With shelter in place orders affecting more than 4 billion people around the world, there may not be another time in human history when people have depended on their…

What The CARES Act Means For You

Dear Friends, As we’re all dealing with the effects of COVID-19 on our lives, we want to share encouraging news: the government has approved the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act which will help millions of people in this critical time. Perhaps even you. This sweeping legislation is unprecedented in the…

The San Francisco Residential 2-4 Unit Building Market & the Coronavirus April 2020, Q1 Report

The San Francisco residential income market has seen a number of new challenges in recent years pertaining to rent and eviction control, and the process for selling buildings of 3+ units. Now, the coronavirus is having an exponentially greater, negative effect on the economy, employment, rental income, evictions and sales. We do not know how…

Bay Area Real Estate & the Coronavirus Effects on Market Supply & Demand Dynamics April 2020 Report

Note that there is a time lag – usually 3 to 6+ weeks – between a new listing coming on market, an offer being negotiated and accepted, and when the transaction actually closes sale. This means that almost all of the sales price data we have, as of the first week of April, still reflects…

San Francisco Real Estate & the Coronavirus April 2020 Report

The first thing to remember is that there is a time lag – usually 3 to 6+ weeks – between a new listing coming on market, an offer being negotiated and accepted, and when the transaction actually closes sale. This means that almost all of the sales price data we have, as of the first…

30+ Years of Bay Area Real Estate Cycles

Below is a look at the past 30+ years of San Francisco Bay Area real estate boom and bust cycles. Financial-market cycles have been around for hundreds of years, from the Dutch tulip mania of the 1600’s through today’s speculative frenzy in digital-currencies. While future cycles will vary in their details, the causes, effects and…

COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Dear Friends, We hope this message finds you healthy and in good spirits. The Dale + Alla Team remains open for business during this challenging period of time as we all work remotely. We are focused and working hard to quickly adapt to new realities in this historic time – and doing our part to…

Market Cycles in Bay Area Real Estate

This article was written before the coronavirus – in fact, the first version was written over 10 years ago by our chief market analyst to help place the 2008 crash into context. We realize there are much more important things than real estate right now, but since some of our clients are trying to make…

San Francisco Real Estate March 2020 Report

There is a lot going on in the world right now and we won’t pretend to know how things will turn out or affect the local real estate market over the next few months. In the meantime, this report will look at the most recent data available, though the impact of the wild volatility in…

Your Home Could Save You Money 💰 New Year, New Laws! ✏️

Dear Friends, We hope your new year is off to a great start and that you have taken some time to think about your real estate goals for the year. Despite the softening in the growth of home prices, it’s still a seller’s market in virtually every neighborhood! Locally, we are seeing a dramatic pick-up…

Bay Area Real Estate February 2020 Report

It’s important to note that the Bay Area contains many different markets and market segments, sometimes following diverging trends in supply and demand, and home-price appreciation. Most of the materials in this report reflect overall trends for the entire region. When the data is available we’ve charted longer-term trends since they give much greater context…

What we predict for 2020…

Dear Friends, Diving into a new decade, we’ve paused momentarily to reflect on 2019 with profound gratitude for the opportunity to assist families and friends through their journeys of homeownership and relocation, placing us once again in the Top 1% of San Francisco realtors and Top 100 Teams in the Bay Area!! Below, you can…

San Francisco Real Estate January 2020 Report

Generally speaking, after years of high appreciation rates, annual 2019 Bay Area median home prices went down a little bit, went up a little bit or basically remained unchanged as compared to 2018. SF hit new quarterly price highs in spring of 2019 (amid all the IPO excitement), but ended up the year at about…