January 2012 Update: Real Estate Cycles and Turning Points

It seems to be part of the human condition that financial and real estate markets go in cycles. What’s interesting is that when the cycle is on the upswing or a bubble is inflating, how vociferous the opinions are that the upswing will never end; and how after the crash, how many then insist, often […]

Hanley Wood Market Forecast

National forecast of recovery in jobs and income: click to enlarge Jobs/Income forecast for multi-county San Francisco MSA projecting a recovery in employment to gain traction in 2012: click to enlarge Forecast of national home price recovery puts us at bottom right about now: click to enlarge Buyer profile for San Francisco multi-county metro area […]

The Case-Shiller Index Deciphered

The S&P Case-Shiller Index report for April 2011 (released 6/28/11) indicated the first increase in home prices for the San Francisco Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in 8 months. This is based upon the Case-Shiller analysis of home sales data for the 5 counties of San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda and San Mateo. The statistics […]

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