Home Prices Rising Across the Bay Area
Home Prices are rising across the Bay Area. Continuing to climb higher in July, with red-hot Napa County leading the way.
Napa County posted a 23.6 percent jump in the median price of homes sold in July, compared with a year earlier, rising to $405,000 as buyers resorted to bidding wars for a dwindling supply of properties on the market. Across the Bay Area, MLS data show that July home prices rose solidly in six of Pacific Union International’s seven real estate markets.
Home prices also rose in three nationwide reports released this week. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that the median price of homes sold in the second quarter of 2012 rose 7.3 percent, year over year, for the strongest quarterly increase in more than six years.
Here in the Bay Area, home prices have been rising steadily for much of 2012. As prices begin to rise appreciably in the wake of the past decade’s housing crash, we’re hopeful that more property owners may once again feel confident in putting their homes up for sale, thereby relieving a severe shortage in available homes and returning a measure of normalcy to the market.
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