Tag Archives: Urban Economics

Home prices in Bay Area up 17.5% in January

Home prices in the five-county San Francisco metro area surged 17.5 percent in January versus a year ago – one of the biggest gains nationwide – according to a key gauge released on Tuesday. Overall, U.S. home prices registered their … Continue reading

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State’s jobs picture is looking up

Some things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend: “California’s economy is actually healthier than popular or pundit opinion would suggest,” says Christopher Thornberg, president of Beacon Economics. Despite the unacceptably high 11.7 percent unemployment rate – 2 million Californians … Continue reading

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Analyst: Bay Area home prices will rise

Speakers at a UC Berkeley real estate conference Monday noted that healthy job growth in the Bay Area’s tech and social media sectors is having a positive impact on residential real estate between San Jose and San Francisco. But the … Continue reading

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