Category Archives: Market Conditions

Home Price Growth in San Francisco Area Slows a Bit

The San Francisco metro area posted the fourth-highest annual home price increase in the nation in January after two months at No. 1, according to the latest numbers from the regarded S&P/Case-Shiller index. Prices were up 7.9 percent from a year earlier, compared with 9.3 percent growth in December.

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Rising Rents, Home Prices Shut First-Time Buyers Out of Expensive Markets

Rent price hikes across the country outpaced income growth over the past five years, making it increasingly difficult for renters – particularly those who have never owned a home – to get a foot in the door, a new study says. That has proved particularly true in the San Jose metro area, where rent prices increased about three times faster than wages over the past five years.

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