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April 19, 2017

Sunshine After the Rain: Bay Area Housing Markets Bounce Back in March

Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp Breaks Down March Bay Area Home Sales Activity

Executive Summary:

  • Bay Area home sales rebounded in March, with a 60 percent increase in volume from February, higher than the historical 45 percent increase between the two months.
  • On a year-over-year basis, home sales were up 3 percent in March, with the largest increases in Napa County, Silicon Valley, and San Francisco.
  • March sales jumped in all price ranges, except the sub-$1-million range due to inventory shortages.
  • For-sale inventory improved from the winter months but continues to decline over the long term.
  • Buyers showed renewed optimism and engaged in competitive bidding wars again, spurring the increase in the number of homes selling over the asking price.
  • Home prices continued to surge, with the region’s median price jumping 10 percent year over year in March. San Mateo County had the region’s highest annual rate of appreciation, at 17 percent.


To read the full analysis by Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp, click here: http://pacunion.us/2olpuss

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