Here is yet another article which demonstrates that Bay Area home values have bottomed out and have continued a steady climb from there.
With little land left few homes are being built. Therefore, the varied employment opportunities which provide a fairly consistent demand for housing, are tipping the supply/demand scale in favor of firm-to-increasing values.
Natural migration for affordable housing therefore, continues to be South of the Bay Area, namely: Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Hollister. Many families are investing a slightly longer commute in order to have a desirable place for their family to enjoy.
Here is a good indicator of value: “Price per square foot“. When you look at a home’s cost/sq. ft. it quickly becomes clear – your housing dollar goes much further in our “South County” areas:
A 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,700 sq. ft., on a 7,000 sq. ft. lot costs:
- San Jose $303.87/sq. ft.
- Morgan Hill $247.10/sq. ft.
- Gilory $206.48/sq. ft.
- Hollister $146.71/sq. ft.
If you have been waiting to make your next housing move, I wouldn’t wait any longer. Home prices, in our area, are rising. The home loan rates are still extradordinarily low – FOR THE MOMENT. You will be disappointed if you stay with an abritary “wait for 6 months to a year” idea.
BTW: The “City Tours” tab above will provide you with video tours of each of our communities. Enjoy.
If you have wanted to refinance, you should send me an e-mail with your address. I will be happy to provide you an updated market value. Your home’s value may be high enough now to take advantage of these low rates.
(data source: MLS Listings)