Plenty o’ fireworks so far this year.

As Opie thoughtfully contemplates his potential annihilation by the dam-buster he casually leans against, let’s contemplate, contrast and compare Q2 2014 with Q2 2013 and see if Silicon Valley home prices have gone up this year. But you know they have. But have they gone up as much as they did Q2 2013? And are homes selling as quickly as they did at this time last year? In other words, is the market any easier on buyers?


June 2014 newsletter.

Open houses aren’t as crowded as they were a month ago. You can find a parking space in downtown Palo Alto. My Facebook real estate page seems permanently stuck at twelve likes. Is this the end of Silicon Valley real estate? Or the beginning of summer vacation?

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Silicon Valley’s most-volatile real estate markets?

Over the past few weeks we’ve looked at what I’ve called Silicon Valley “home price volatility” from 1994-2013 and 2000-2013.  But I realize that what we’ve been looking at can be better described as “historical downside risk”:  combined home price depreciation during the last two real estate busts.  Volatility isn’t just depreciation–it also includes the “good” volatility, appreciation.  But…