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Ghosts

Where are all the people going? San Francisco Bay Area employment peaked in October of 2015 but after a brief dip it continues to creep upward. Employment is still about 1.3% below the prior peak. The unemployment rate dropped, however, … Continue reading

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Data Dump!

See updated SF Bay Area April 2016 labor market info here and updated SF Bay Area March 2016 housing price trends here.

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Ut Oh

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area the labor market has gotten off to a slow start in 2016. Well, actually, it’s just continuing the year-end 2015 trend: DOWNWARD. See updated San Francisco Bay Area employment stats here. Is the … Continue reading

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Are Old Home Prices Coming Back?

Skip the year-over-year price trend and look at the median home price data over the past month, three months and six months. Not a lot going on here with prices slowly trending flat to downward. Only San Francisco shows much … Continue reading

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Hallowed Data

October has come and gone and the California Employment Development Department and CoreLogic have just updated data on employment in the San Francisco Bay Area and median housing prices, respectively. Look here for CA EDD October employment data. Total employment … Continue reading

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Employment Still Glowing

The Bay Area continues to add jobs at a good pace but growth remains focused in the core high-tech West Bay Counties plus Alameda. Napa and Solano Counties combined for a loss of more than 11,000 jobs year-over-year while Marin … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge: Early Bird

Sunrise? Are you kidding me? Sunrise and night owl do not compute. I have about 1000 sunset shots for every sunrise shot in my portfolio. So, there was this one day in 2013 that I woke up early and saw … Continue reading

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A Two-Fer

Find the updated single-family home price trends and employment trends here. It’s a busy time in the good old San Francisco Bay Area. The economies of communities surrounding the bay are in overdrive while things are a little less peachy … Continue reading

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Job Growth POPS!

A month ago the Bay Area labor market appeared to have flatlined. Now! To the Moon, Alice! (Alert: Honeymooners reference) See the latest summary here. Top Statistics Statewide – January 2015 Unemployment Rate: 6.9% | -0.2 Labor Force: 18,936,200 |   … Continue reading

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Will Housing Prices Wither?

The real estate markets have become fickle beasts. Capital markets bubble and burst taking it out on the little guy. January is a fickle month, too. We saw very few home sales in January in the San Francisco Bay Area … Continue reading

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