San Diego Housing Market News and Analysis
Analysis of the (primarily) San Diego housing market.
Submitted by Rich Toscano on August 16, 2009 - 7:10pm
It's time for a little update on the long-term aggregate housing valuation charts. (The emphasis is on the word "aggregate" -- let's just get it right out of the way these charts are based on a single home price measurement that encompasses the high end, the low end, and everything in between).
To sum it up, we've gone pretty much nowhere since the prior checkup on these numbers as of December 2008.
The home price-to-income ratio had dropped further in the early part of the year, but rising home prices and falling incomes have combined to nudge the ratio back up in recent months.
Submitted by Rich Toscano on August 12, 2009 - 7:39pm
As discussed previously, prices on the whole rallied again last month:
Submitted by Rich Toscano on August 7, 2009 - 7:40am
My old pal and foreclosure guru Ramsey has penned another insightful missive that he was kind enough to let me post here on Piggington. I'll let the essay speak for itself, but I will add in regard to the conclusion that I think this shows why the Fed is trapped in the monetization game at this point (and why there is little chance that they will stop until forced to do so). Read on...
Submitted by Rich Toscano on July 17, 2009 - 8:50am
In the comments to the prior post a graph of the sales-per-trustee-sale ratio was requested. Here it is:
Submitted by Rich Toscano on July 7, 2009 - 8:36pm
Well, we sure do appear to be having a good old fashioned spring (and now summer) rally.
Submitted by Rich Toscano on June 8, 2009 - 6:45pm
As I wrote a few days back at voiceofsandiego.org, we may just be experiencing a geniune spring fling:
Submitted by Rich Toscano on May 8, 2009 - 5:27pm
As noted in the prior post, the size-adjusted median actually experienced a bit of a monthly bump for the first time in 2 years:
Submitted by Rich Toscano on April 29, 2009 - 10:31pm
...for to go with that last article. No explanation needed (well, none provided, anyway).
Submitted by Rich Toscano on April 8, 2009 - 7:17pm
Before we begin, let me get a couple instances of pimping out of the way.
First, I will be on "These Days" on NPR this coming Monday, April 13, at 9:00AM.
Second, I will be on a VoiceOfSanDiego.org panel called "The Economy: Where Are We Really?" on April 23. Details can be found here. Rock star realtor and media sensation Jim Klinge will also be there, along with the Voice's Kelly Bennett and USD economist Ryan Ratcliff.
Incidentally, I always turn down "panel" invitations for a variety reasons, not the least of which is that they are fairly nerve-wracking. But since the Voice was putting this one on I figured I should be a team player and participate. So feel free to attend if you want to see me all uncomfortable and whatnot.
OK, onto the rodeo.
The size-adjusted median fell for the month, as we've all come to expect:
Submitted by Rich Toscano on April 6, 2009 - 2:16pm
My friend Randy Dotinga, a freelance writer who sometimes writes for voiceofsandiego.org, dug up the following ad while researching a story:
Submitted by Rich Toscano on March 24, 2009 - 4:43pm
Based on their historical relationships with rents and incomes, San Diego home prices are now reasonable.
There. I said it.
The long-term price-to-income and price-to-rent graphs tell the tale:
Submitted by Rich Toscano on March 13, 2009 - 6:00pm
Below, please find a few tidbits to aid in any weekend procrastination you might be planning.
First, I'll be on KOGO (that would be the radio, AM 600) on Sunday at noon chatting with my buddy Scott Lewis, editor of voiceofsandiego.org, about housing and ye olde inflation/deflation debate. I know what we'll be talking about because we already recorded the segment, which was about 20 minutes long.
So tune in to hear the part where I know I have another a point to make, but I totally forget what it was, resulting some nice dead air. Smooooth.
The show should be archived here at some point.
Second, Jon Lansner of the OC Register is celebrating the 3-year anniversary of his housing blog by interviewing other housing bubble chroniclers. I'm up today.
Submitted by Rich Toscano on March 10, 2009 - 7:40pm
Condos were whacked hardest again last month, at least as measured by the size-adjusted median price. That price indicator was down 6.4% for condos between January and February alone. The detached home size-adjusted median was down 3.0%, with a volume-weighted aggregate of the two down 3.8%.
Submitted by Rich Toscano on February 25, 2009 - 9:29pm
Below are a few quick graphs of the December numbers... I will note that for the second month in a row, the high tier fell most on a month-to-month basis (-2.4%).
I should also note that the tier cutoffs keep getting lower -- moreso than would be accounted for by just price declines -- because most of the activity is concentrated in lower-priced properties. (The cutoffs, you may recall, are arrived at by separating all the home sales into thirds by price, so the tiers will drop as more low-priced stuff sells).
Anyway, here's a chart from the peak:
Submitted by Rich Toscano on February 13, 2009 - 11:00am
A while back, just for giggles, I put a little Redfin price per square foot widget up near the lower right of the Econo-Almanac. Lately I've noticed an interesting pattern... that asking prices have turned up noticably even as selling prices continue to nosedive:
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