Building Permits Update: August 2018 October 1, 2018

A brief look at housing permit data for August 2018. 


Home Sales Update: August 2018 September 20, 2018

A brief look at home sales data for August 2018.


Building Permits Update: July 2018 August 31, 2018

A brief look at housing permit data for July 2018. 


Home Sales Update: July 2018 August 23, 2018

A brief look at home sales data for July 2018. 


Why Are Home Sales a Useful Economic Indicator? August 23, 2018

This post discussed why those interested in monitoring the state's economy should watch home sales. 


Building Permits Update: June 2018 August 3, 2018

A brief look at housing permit data for June 2018. 


Building Permits Update: May 2018 July 5, 2018

A brief look at housing permit data for May 2018.


Building Permits Update: April 2018 June 5, 2018

A brief look at housing permit data for April 2018. 


Looking at the Early Effects of Federal Tax Changes on Housing May 4, 2018

We look at housing market data from early 2018 for signs of any dramatic shifts that could indicate that recent federal tax changes are impacting California's housing markets. 


Bay Area Home Prices Looking a Little Hot May 3, 2018

We look at recent trends in home price growth and find that home prices in several Bay Area counties seem to be getting a little out of line with underlying demand for housing. 


Building Permits Update: March 2018 May 3, 2018

A brief look at housing permit data from March 2018.


Building Permits Update: February 2018 April 2, 2018

A brief look at housing permit data from February 2018.


Census Bureau Poverty Statistics Published September 12, 2017

According to the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which considers the cost of housing and other factors, California's poverty levels are much higher than in the rest of the country.


Recent Trends in Housing Affordability June 22, 2017

We look at recent trends in housing affordability in some of California's largest metropolitan regions.


How Will Aging Baby Boomers Affect Future Property Tax Revenues? June 20, 2017

A coming surge in home sales by aging homeowners should boost local government property tax collections. These gains, however, are likely to be offset by an increase in the transfer of homes from parents to children which, unlike most home sales, does not trigger higher tax payments.