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Finally…Resale Price Creep

Co-Authored by Aaron Stubblefield, Senior Consultant As the housing market crashed a decade ago, new home prices began to push above resale prices. Then they pushed and pushed and pushed some more. A pricing crack became a pricing canyon. Long …

Airbnb Ready to Invade the Apartment Space

In only its 8th year, Airbnb is on pace to book 80 million nights this year, double that of last year. It is the third-largest unicorn (a start-up valued at one billion dollars and above) in the world with a valuation …

Don’t Let the Drought Dry Up Your Sales

When shopping for a new home, buyers have a new concern to add to their list: How are the schools? Is the area nice? Is there retail nearby? Will I have water? Maybe. Water has become the issue du jour …

Sacramento Surging

Sacramento’s housing market is surging. I live here and see the evidence everywhere I look. Here are a few statistics that might surprise you: There is virtually no supply. There is only a 1.0 month supply of resale homes on …

One Size Will Not Fit All in the San Francisco Bay Area

For many environmentalists and planners, high density urban housing is the Holy Grail, and they are making it increasingly more difficult for new suburbs to emerge. Though demographic shifts will help drive demand for this product, this will not be …

SF Bay Area All About Location

The core parts of the Bay Area are outperforming more outlying areas. Where are the bright spots? The healthiest housing markets within the Bay Area can roughly be defined by a steep inward facing arc from San Francisco, down along …