Here are a sampling of some real estate articles that might be of use for buyers and sellers of real estate.
We are definitely seeing the market change. The market is more balanced between buyers and sellers.
Buyers are getting their offers accepted and even being able to negotiate with sellers. If you have been sitting on the sidelines as a buyer, now is a good time to get in the market.
Bay Area Home Buyers on the Sidelines?
Why Does Housing Cost so much?
The San Francisco Business Times seeks to address why housing prices are so high in California.
California leads the nation in many categories from population to venture capital funding. Add lack of housing supply to the list.
The Golden State is under supplied by 3.4 million homes to meet its current housing needs, according to a report on housing underproduction from Up for Growth California, a nonprofit research and advocacy group. The national shortfall is 7.3 million homes, which means California makes up about half of that total.
Why housing costs so much in California and why it may only get worse
Read More… at SF Business Times.
Long Commutes Affect Quality of Life
More Supply in Bay Area Housing?
While I am not sure that supply is actually catching up to demand. There has been a lot of new construction around the Bay Area.
After years of recording lagging supply, the Bay Area is possibly beginning to catch up. San Jose had the biggest increase in new listings of the 45 major US metropolitan areas included in a September 2018 realtor.com report. San Francisco also ranks among the five housing markets with the largest September supply gains, with 1,683 current listings.
Bay Area Housing Finally Posts Gains from GlobeSt.com
Read More … at GlobeSt.com
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