Bay Area home values exceed pre-recession prices

  • San Francisco and San Mateo counties are the most unaffordable regions in the state.
  • Buyers in San Francisco and San Mateo counties must earn a minimum annual income of roughly $250,000 in order to purchase a median priced home.
  • Home values in Contra Costa, Sonoma and Solano counties have yet to exceed pre-recession figures.

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Within five Bay Area counties median home prices have fully recovered and exceed pre-recession (2006) figures noticeably, according to the California State Board of Equalization (BOE)

San Francisco and San Mateo counties lead the way with median home values that exceed 2006 prices by 42 percent each.