Northern California was home to 8 of 20 hottest US real estate markets in March

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Updated 7:50 am, Friday, March 31, 2017

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Central Sunset is the ninth “most affordable” neighborhood in San Francisco.

Central Sunset for $950,000: This 1946 three-bedroom, two-bath at 1865 28th Ave. has been in the same family for over 60 years. Hardwood floors, original details and a large backyard with mature fruit trees. Listed by Susan McBride and Lisa Wolfe of Pacific Union

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Central Sunset is the ninth “most affordable” neighborhood in San Francisco.

Central Sunset for $950,000: This 1946 three-bedroom, two-bath at 1865 28th Ave. has been in the same family for over 60 years.

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Photo: Open Homes Photography

Central Sunset for $950,000: This 1946 three-bedroom, two-bath at 1865 28th Ave. has been in the same family for over 60 years. Hardwood floors, original details and a large backyard with mature fruit trees.

… more

Photo: Open Homes Photography

Central Sunset for $950,000: This 1946 three-bedroom, two-bath at 1865 28th Ave. has been in the same family for over 60 years. Hardwood floors, original details and a large backyard with mature fruit trees.

… more

Photo: Open Homes Photography

Central Sunset for $950,000: This 1946 three-bedroom, two-bath at 1865 28th Ave. has been in the same family for over 60 years. Hardwood floors, original details and a large backyard with mature fruit trees.

… more

Photo: Open Homes Photography

Central Sunset for $950,000: This 1946 three-bedroom, two-bath at 1865 28th Ave. has been in the same family for over 60 years. Hardwood floors, original details and a large backyard with mature fruit trees.

… more

Photo: Open Homes Photography

Central Sunset for $950,000: This 1946 three-bedroom, two-bath at 1865 28th Ave. has been in the same family for over 60 years. Hardwood floors, original details and a large backyard with mature fruit trees.

… more

Photo: Open Homes Photography

icon cool Northern California was home to 8 of 20 hottest US real estate markets in March Mission Terrace: Eight single family homes sold for under $1 million in the first half of 2016.

Inventory is currently very low in this increasingly popular neighborhood with home buyers. We weren’t able to find a home on the market to represent this neighborhood.

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icon cool Northern California was home to 8 of 20 hottest US real estate markets in March Mission Terrace: Eight single family homes sold for under $1 million in the first half of 2016.

Inventory is currently very low in this increasingly popular neighborhood with home buyers. We weren’t able to

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Photo: Google Maps

7) Bernal Heights: 13 single family homes sold for under $1 million in the first half of 2016.

7) Bernal Heights: 13 single family homes sold for under $1 million in the first half of 2016.


Photo: Google Maps

Bernal Heights for $799,000: This two-bedroom, one-bath cottage at 150 Ellert St. oozes charm. Bright and sunny with tasteful touches. Listed by Rachel Swann of Keller Williams; available beginning Sept. 22, 2016.

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Bernal Heights for $799,000: This two-bedroom, one-bath cottage at 150 Ellert St. oozes charm. Bright and sunny with tasteful touches. Listed by Rachel Swann of Keller Williams; available beginning Sept. 22,

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Photo: Open Homes Photography

Bernal Heights for $799,000: This two-bedroom, one-bath cottage at 150 Ellert St. oozes charm. Bright and sunny with tasteful touches. Listed by Rachel Swann of Keller Williams; available beginning Sept. 22, 2016.

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Bernal Heights for $799,000: This two-bedroom, one-bath cottage at 150 Ellert St. oozes charm. Bright and sunny with tasteful touches. Listed by Rachel Swann of Keller Williams; available beginning Sept. 22,

… more

Photo: Open Homes Photography

Bernal Heights for $799,000: This two-bedroom, one-bath cottage at 150 Ellert St. oozes charm. Bright and sunny with tasteful touches. Listed by Rachel Swann of Keller Williams; available beginning Sept. 22, 2016.

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Bernal Heights for $799,000: This two-bedroom, one-bath cottage at 150 Ellert St. oozes charm. Bright and sunny with tasteful touches. Listed by Rachel Swann of Keller Williams; available beginning Sept. 22,

… more

Photo: Open Homes Photography

Bernal Heights for $799,000: This two-bedroom, one-bath cottage at 150 Ellert St. oozes charm. Bright and sunny with tasteful touches. Listed by Rachel Swann of Keller Williams; available beginning Sept. 22, 2016.

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Bernal Heights for $799,000: This two-bedroom, one-bath cottage at 150 Ellert St. oozes charm. Bright and sunny with tasteful touches. Listed by Rachel Swann of Keller Williams; available beginning Sept. 22,

… more

Photo: Open Homes Photography

Bernal Heights for $799,000: This two-bedroom, one-bath cottage at 150 Ellert St. oozes charm. Bright and sunny with tasteful touches. Listed by Rachel Swann of Keller Williams; available beginning Sept. 22, 2016.

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Bernal Heights for $799,000: This two-bedroom, one-bath cottage at 150 Ellert St. oozes charm. Bright and sunny with tasteful touches. Listed by Rachel Swann of Keller Williams; available beginning Sept. 22,

… more

Photo: Open Homes Photography

Bernal Heights for $799,000: This two-bedroom, one-bath cottage at 150 Ellert St. oozes charm. Bright and sunny with tasteful touches. Listed by Rachel Swann of Keller Williams; available beginning Sept. 22, 2016.

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Bernal Heights for $799,000: This two-bedroom, one-bath cottage at 150 Ellert St. oozes charm. Bright and sunny with tasteful touches. Listed by Rachel Swann of Keller Williams; available beginning Sept. 22,

… more

Photo: Open Homes Photography

6) Visitacion Valley and Silver Terrace: 29 single family homes sold for under $1 million in the first half of 2016.

6) Visitacion Valley and Silver Terrace: 29 single family homes sold for under $1 million in the first half of 2016.


Photo: Google Maps

5) Outer Sunset and Parkside: 28 single family homes sold for under $1 million in the first half of 2016.

5) Outer Sunset and Parkside: 28 single family homes sold for under $1 million in the first half of 2016.


Photo: Google Maps

1) Excelsior and Portola: 51 single family homes sold for under $1 million in the first half of 2016.

1) Excelsior and Portola: 51 single family homes sold for under $1 million in the first half of 2016.


Photo: Google Maps

Portola/McLaren Park Terrace for $738,000: This is the first time this tidy two-bedroom, one-bath Mediterranean at 34 Dartmouth St. has been on the market in 54 years. Listed by Lorraine Meier of Zephyr

Portola/McLaren Park Terrace for $738,000: This is the first time this tidy two-bedroom, one-bath Mediterranean at 34 Dartmouth St. has been on the market in 54 years. Listed by Lorraine Meier of Zephyr


Photo: Rob Jordan

Portola/McLaren Park Terrace for $738,000: This is the first time this tidy two-bedroom, one-bath Mediterranean at 34 Dartmouth St. has been on the market in 54 years. Listed by Lorraine Meier of Zephyr

Portola/McLaren Park Terrace for $738,000: This is the first time this tidy two-bedroom, one-bath Mediterranean at 34 Dartmouth St. has been on the market in 54 years. Listed by Lorraine Meier of Zephyr


Photo: Rob Jordan

Portola/McLaren Park Terrace for $738,000: This is the first time this tidy two-bedroom, one-bath Mediterranean at 34 Dartmouth St. has been on the market in 54 years. Listed by Lorraine Meier of Zephyr

Portola/McLaren Park Terrace for $738,000: This is the first time this tidy two-bedroom, one-bath Mediterranean at 34 Dartmouth St. has been on the market in 54 years. Listed by Lorraine Meier of Zephyr


Photo: Rob Jordan

Portola/McLaren Park Terrace for $738,000: This is the first time this tidy two-bedroom, one-bath Mediterranean at 34 Dartmouth St. has been on the market in 54 years. Listed by Lorraine Meier of Zephyr

Portola/McLaren Park Terrace for $738,000: This is the first time this tidy two-bedroom, one-bath Mediterranean at 34 Dartmouth St. has been on the market in 54 years. Listed by Lorraine Meier of Zephyr


Photo: Rob Jordan


College students may be flocking to Cancun, Mexico, or Panama City Beach, FL, but a look at preliminary realtor.com® data for March makes it clear that there’s no spring break anywhere on the horizon for the real estate market.

Instead, the buying season’s annual spring jump-start came about a month earlier than usual, with homes expected to hop off the market 22 days faster than last month, or 69 days. That’s eight days faster than last year. And that’s a lot.

“Calendars might say this is the first week of spring, but we’re already right in the thick of the most frenzied spring home-buying season on record,” said Javier Vivas, manager of economic research at realtor.com.

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With the ranks of would-be newbie buyers adding to those who have been frustrated in their search so far, for-sale housing inventory in the U.S. has dropped to record low levels.

March continues the sharp double-digit decline observed since October. And although total inventory has increased over last month, it remains substantially lower than one year ago. While nearly 492,000 new listings will enter the market in March, the added inventory continues to fall short of buyer demand.

“While the story keeps revolving around low inventory, prices are now also taking center stage, reaching all-time highs and keeping waves of buyers at bay,” Vivas said.

The median list price has pushed above $250,000, where it has hovered since May 2016. The median list price, now $260,000, is 8% higher than it was one year ago.

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The realtor.com economic data team analyzed our data for the country’s largest metropolitan markets to find those where buyers are clicking up a storm on our listings and where homes are speeding off the market like they’re late for a flight to the islands. These markets may seem like a tough nut to crack for buyers, but homes there are likely to be a good investment.

Maintaining its perch atop the ranking for the second month in a row is the San Francisco Bay Area city of Vallejo, followed by San Francisco itself. Mind you, when we talk about these metropolitan markets, they typically include other satellite cities—the San Francisco market encompasses Oakland and Hayward, and No. 3 Dallas includes Fort Worth and Arlington.

New to the top 20 in March were Santa Cruz, CA; Fort Wayne, IN; and Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor in Michigan. Let’s check out the rest!

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This article “America’s 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets in March 2017” appeared on Real Estate News and Advice from realtor.com.

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