San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends November 2022

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends November 2022

After a brief rebound in market activity in August, pursuant to what turned out to be a very temporary decline in interest rates and an associated rebound in financial markets, macroeconomic conditions shifted again – with interest rates climbing rapidly to a 20-year high – which took a toll on early autumn, Bay Area real estate markets.

 


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San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends October 2022

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends October 2022

Virtually across the Bay Area, Q3 median sales prices retreated dramatically from their spring peaks, and SF was hit harder than most area markets. Part of this was due to seasonal trends – median sales prices often peak for the calendar year in Q2, then drop in summer – but part of the decline was clearly due to changing market conditions prompted by shifts in interest rates, inflation, stock markets, and consumer confidence.

 


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San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends September 2022

San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends September 2022

In early August, we mentioned agents reporting that buyer activity – renewed interest in getting back into the market, visits to open houses, and so on – was picking up due to a number of issues: Price reductions, less competition, the drop in interest rates, and the dramatic recovery in stock markets. And a small rebound in SF sales did show up in August data – sales usually tick down in August from July – though volume was still well below last year.


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San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends May 2022

In April 2022, the Bay Area continued to see appreciation, overbidding and days-on-market reflecting extremely intense demand. But sales are a lagging indicator reflecting offers accepted 3-6 weeks earlier, April sales mostly reflect buyers who locked in mortgage rates before the big late-March/April jumps, buyers highly motivated to buy before their interest rate locks expired, adding short-term pressure to demand.

 

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San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends February 2022

2021 was one of the most frenzied real estate markets ever, with buyer demand far exceeding the supply of listings available to buy – and all the usual indicators, including home price appreciation trends, reflected this severe imbalance. As is the normal seasonal trend, listing and offer activity dropped substantially mid-November through early January, resulting in very low sales volume in the year’s first month.

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