Throughout the summer, the Bay Area housing market continued to shift, with transactions falling more than 30 percent in most counties. However, while transactions have declined, home prices generally hold their value.

As a result, there are still plenty of opportunities for sellers and buyers. In sharp contrast to late 2021, when many buyers struggled to close on homes in the Bay Area as competition soared in a low-inventory market, the final quarter of 2022 looks incredibly promising for buyers. With inventory returning to May 2022 levels, buyers will find it easier to close a deal in late 2022 than they would have a year ago and have far more options.

Despite moderate price cuts in most Bay Area counties (notably, Napa Valley continues to be an exception), it remains a great time to sell. Since Q4 2019, homes have appreciated at a rapid pace across the region. As a result, even as prices edge down, sellers can still expect a strong return on any properties purchased prior to 2022.


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