New Case-Shiller report: new jump in Bay Area home prices

The new S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index for April 2014 came out today and it showed another bump in home prices for the 5-county San Francisco Metro Statistical Area. For homes in the upper tier of home values – as most of San Francisco’s are – prices are up approximately 17% in the past 12 months and up 41% since the

Real estate cycles from another angle

Over the past 30+ years, the period between a recovery beginning and a major “market adjustment” (or bubble popping) has run 5 to 7 years. We are currently about 2.5 years into the current recovery. 

Periods of market recession/doldrums following the popping of a bubble have typically lasted about 4 years. (The 2001 dotcom