THE OUTLOOK: North Berkeley & Berkeley Hills, Fall 2020 wrap-up

I find this sort of amazing given what’s been going on in the world this year, but our real estate market has continued to do remarkably well through the fall season.  The combination of super low interest rates and the desire to [...]

THE OUTLOOK: Berkeley (North & Hills), Summer 2020 wrap-up

Between the pandemic, the wildfires, and the blanket of smoke we’ve had to live with lately, one would think that the local real estate market would have gone into hibernation, but this has not been the case.  The pandemic has caused many [...]

THE OUTLOOK: Berkeley (North & Hills), Spring 2020 wrap-up

I’m going to shift focus somewhat for this issue of The Outlook. We’re living in a time right now when many of our usual concerns seem trivial.  Compared to the importance of the growing calls for an end to systematic racism and [...]

THE OUTLOOK: North Berkeley, Winter 2019-2020 wrap-up

Let’s start with a look back over the previous year in North Berkeley real estate, and then take a quick look forward. Over the course of 2019, there were 89 active listings in North Berkeley, and 81 properties sold.  Both of these [...]

THE OUTLOOK: Berkeley Hills, Winter 2019-20 wrap-up

In Berkeley hills, there were 195 active listings over the course of 2019, and 161 properties sold.  81% of the sales were for more than list price, with multiple buyers interested in most properties, and sale price averaged 20% above list price [...]