This is the second year in a row that Silicon Valley earns that distinction even as the winds are shifting in the nation's priciest housing market. Meanwhile, the South is drawing new residents seeking affordability and jobs in some up-and-coming tech markets.
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October 2018, after an upwardly revised September report.
According to a consumer survey released by the California Association of Realtors, despite affordability challenges, California renters continue to hold homeownership in high regard and aspire to purchase a home eventually.
Global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield is reporting this week for the third quarter of 2018 showed strengthening occupancy growth for Silicon Valley's office and R & D sectors.
According to ATTOM Data Solutions recent analysis of what California's housing market would look like if the state is split into three new states per a proposal that has qualified for the state's November 2018 ballot.
According to the California Association of Realtors, California's median home price reached a new high in May 2018, while home sales retreated both on a monthly and annual basis, wiping out most of the gains posted for the year.
According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this 2018 Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years.
According to the California Association of Realtors, California's spring housing market posted mixed results as home sales cooled in April 2018, yet home prices continued to accelerate, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area region.
U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed a record $530.1 billion of loans in 2017.
According to Zillow, U.S. home values have been appreciating more per working hour than local minimum wage pays in about half of the nation's 50 largest cities.
According to the California Association of Realtors, led by the San Francisco Bay region, California home sales registered healthy gains in February 2018 on both a monthly and annual basis after January's weak start.
Median home prices in U.S. zip codes in the highest 20 percent for environmental hazard risk appreciated at a faster pace than the overall U.S housing market over the past year.
According to the California Association of Realtors, after hitting a 10-year low in third-quarter 2017, slightly lower home prices and steady mortgage rates allowed more Californians to purchase a home in the fourth quarter of 2017.
U.S. builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a reading of 71, up 12 points from the previous quarter. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008.
A total of 86,242 homes in Ventura and Los Angeles counties with a combined reconstruction cost value (RCV) of $27.7 billion are at some level of risk from the Thomas, Rye and Creek Wildfires.
California's home sales lost momentum in October 2017 to post the first back-to-back annual sales decline in more than a year as a stubbornly low supply of available homes for sale continued to plague the market.
Nearly 1.4 million (1,367,793) U.S. residential properties (1 to 4 units) were vacant as of the end of the third quarter of 2017 -- representing 1.58 percent of all U.S. residential properties.
According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 68 in October 2017. This was the highest reading since May 2017.