Home Prices Update: September 2020 November 2, 2020

California home prices are on the rise despite the pandemic.


Home Prices Update: August 2020 September 23, 2020

A brief look at California home price data for August 2020


Home Prices Update: July 2020 August 25, 2020

A brief look at California home price data for July 2020.


Home Prices Update: June 2020 July 20, 2020

A brief look at California home price data for May 2020.


Home Prices Update: May 2020 June 23, 2020

A brief look at California home price data for May 2020.


Building Permits Update: July 2019 September 3, 2019

A brief look at housing permit data for July 2019.


Building Permits Update: June 2019 August 6, 2019

A brief look at housing permit data for June 2019.


Building Permits Update: May 2019 July 2, 2019

A brief look at housing permit data for May 2019.


Building Permits Update: April 2019 May 29, 2019

A brief look at housing permit data for April 2019.


LAO May Outlook: Home Prices May 12, 2019

A summary of the home price growth estimates in our May outlook. 


Fiscal Outlook: Estimating Home Prices November 14, 2018

We discuss the home price forecast included in our Fiscal Outlook and briefly explain our forecasting methodology. 


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. 


A Look at County Level Domestic Migration March 5, 2018

This post explores migration between California's 15 most populous counties and other states. 


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.