U.S. Homebuyer Confidence Dropped in the Second Half of 2018

  Sixty-three percent of Americans thought that it was a good time to purchase real estate as of the fourth quarter, down from 72 percent on an annual basis. Although nearly two-thirds of Americans think that now is a good time to purchase a home, buyer optimism about the housing market is at its lowest …

California September 2018 Job Report

California’s Unemployment Rate Falls to a New Record Low in September California added 13,200 jobs in September, bringing the unemployment rate to 4.1 percent, a new record low since 1976 according to the latest numbers from the state Employment Development Department. With 339,600 jobs added from last September, California has created more than 3 million …

U.S. Home Prices Again Reach New Peak in the Second Quarter

The median sales price for a U.S. single-family home was $269,000 in the second quarter, an all-time high. The San Jose metropolitan area was America’s fastest-appreciating housing market, with the $1.41 million median sales price up by 18.7 percent from the second quarter of 2017. Though millennials should be helping to drive sales activity, less …

California’s Job Market Picks Up Speed in July

With the latest increase, California has added more than 332,000 jobs over the last 12 months, which is about 10,000 more than created during the previous 12-month period. The state’s unemployment rate remained at 4.2 percent. The number of unemployed Californians totaled 807,000 in July, down by 104,000 on an annual basis. Read more on …

These are the Bay Area’s Best School Districts

    Mapped: These are the Bay Area's best school districts Looking to buy a house near some of the region's best schools? Ratings and review company Niche has come out with its annual school rankings, which include the San Francisco Bay Area's top school districts — with metrics delving into everything from average SAT …