Mar 8 2012

The City – San Francisco remains most overpriced region in California. Bay Area home values down 41 percent from May 2006 peak. 10 years to get to the peak 1996 to 2006. 10 years to bottom out 2006 to 2016.

People seem to think that simply having a good tech industry and a trendy scene warrants an entire region with many millions of people bidding on extremely old properties for whatever a bank will lend them.  I don’t say this with enthusiasm or any kind of bravado but the Bay Area has the most overpriced […]

Feb 27 2010

California Inventory Jumps from 3.8 Months to 5.8 Months in January – Total California Housing Inventory 154,000 Homes. How Many Homes are in Mortgage Limbo and Don’t Show up in These Stats? If we take Distress Data About 793,000 Homes.

Rarely do we ever see an actual total inventory report for California because this would require a count of each county in the entire state.  I try to track all this data in a spreadsheet since obviously the most important item we have in measuring California real estate is the actual quantity of homes we […]

Feb 2 2010

California Housing Inventory – 3.8 Months of Inventory if we only look at Public Data. The Financial Math behind California Home Prices and Artificially Low Inventory. Distress Inventory Still Dominating Market.

For a state like California getting an accurate figure on total inventory is always a challenge just because of the size of the state.  Throw in the large amount of inventory that is held off view from the public and it is hard to get an accurate figure of what is out there.  As of […]

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