Rising home prices and job growth in San Francisco

Rising home prices and job growth

You might be wondering what does rising home prices and job growth have anything to do with each other. Well, wonder no more. Rising home prices and a growing job market go hand in hand. Cities with the biggest home price increases have the strongest job markets. Beside Phoenix and Las Vegas, San Francisco too has shown a nearly 20% price rise year on year. Not surprisingly, all three cities beat the national job growth average by 1.5% year over year. As a matter of fact, San Francisco leads the pack with a 3.6% gain in jobs  year over year.

Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller index

Home prices jumped 9.3% in February from a year ago and rose 1.2% from January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller index (the leading measure of U.S. home prices) of 20 leading cities shows. The second biggest gainer year-over-year was San Francisco, up almost 19%. San Francisco has too many buyers chasing too few homes. According to the California Association of Realtors, in San Francisco the single-family home was tight averaging 3.1 months in February.

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