AgentMarkets & Economy

Bay Area submarkets some of the nation’s hottest for housing

Affordability in these markets appears to be driving sales activity
Published on Jan 5, 2016
  • The five hot Northern California submarkets all have median home prices below $500,000.
  • Eight of the nation's 15 hottest housing markets are in Northern California.
  • Housing costs in San Francisco, San Jose and the East Bay seem to be pushing buyers further out.

Get Inman via Facebook Messenger
Our top headlines delivered once a day.
by CareyBot

San Francisco and San Jose are considered the hottest housing markets in the nation, which is really nothing new. Of more significance, a grouping of further-out Bay Area cities, along with Sacramento submarkets are being labeled as top housing markets. According to, the Vallejo-Fairfield, Santa Rosa, Yuba City, Stockton and Modesto markets all ranked in the top 15 nationally during December. San Francisco, San Jose and Vallejo were ranked Nos. 1 through 3. ...