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San Francisco Real Estate – Complicated Market Conditions August 2020

As illustrated below, the San Francisco market currently reflects a variety of both positive and negative indicators. Among Bay Area markets, the city is seeing the softest recovery from the initial shelter-in-place plunge in activity in early spring, while some other counties – less expensive, more suburban or rural – are experiencing extremely high demand….

San Francisco Market Rebounds – July 2020 Report

Despite the ongoing health and economic crisis precipitated by COVID-19, the SF real estate market made a large recovery from the steep declines in March and April. The SF median house price hit a new monthly high in June ($1,800,000), and high-end houses, in particular, have seen very strong demand – this applies to virtually…

San Francisco Real Estate Spring 2020 Report

Supply & demand statistics, median sales price trends, sales and values by city district, the luxury home market, and the ongoing effects of COVID-19 June 2020 Generally speaking, market activity – as measured by the number of listings going into contract – continued to pick up rapidly in May, bouncing back from the steep plunge…

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…