Union City California

Union City, California, nestled in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, offers a vibrant and diverse urban experience with a plethora of amenities and opportunities for residents and visitors alike.

Shopping: Union City boasts a variety of shopping options, from large retail centers like Union Landing to local boutiques and specialty stores. Residents can find everything they need, from everyday essentials to unique treasures.

Nightlife: While Union City may not have the bustling nightlife scene of nearby cities like Oakland or San Francisco, it still offers a range of dining options, bars, and entertainment venues. Whether you're looking for a cozy pub, a trendy cocktail lounge, or a family-friendly restaurant, Union City has something to offer for everyone.

Transportation: With easy access to major highways and public transportation options including BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and AC Transit buses, getting around Union City and the surrounding Bay Area is convenient and efficient. This connectivity makes commuting to neighboring cities for work or leisure activities a breeze.

Demographics: Union City is known for its diverse population, with residents hailing from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This diversity is reflected in the city's vibrant neighborhoods, cultural events, and culinary scene.

Family Benefits: Families will find Union City to be a welcoming and family-friendly community with excellent schools, parks, and recreational facilities. The city's commitment to education and community engagement ensures that families have access to quality resources and programs to support their children's growth and development.

Economy: Union City's economy is diverse, with a mix of industries including technology, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. The city's strategic location within the Bay Area makes it an attractive destination for businesses looking to access the region's talent pool and market opportunities.

Affordability: While housing prices in the Bay Area can be high compared to national averages, Union City offers relatively more affordable options compared to neighboring cities like Fremont or Palo Alto. The city's housing market provides a range of choices, from single-family homes to apartments and condos, catering to different budgetary needs.

Overall, Union City combines the convenience of urban living with the warmth of a tight-knit community, making it an attractive destination for individuals and families alike.

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MAI Trend

Home sales continue to outstrip supply and the Market Action Index has been moving higher for several weeks. This is a Seller’s market so watch for upward pricing pressure in the near future if the trend continues.

Market Action Index (MAI)

Answers the question It’s an indicator of supply and demand and overall market competitiveness; i.e. whether it’s a buyer’s or seller’s market, or if the market is heating up or cooling off. “How’s the market?” by comparing the current rate of sales versus inventory plus additional demand metrics.

  • A MAI of around 30 indicates a balanced market, with just enough supply to meet demand.
  • A MAI in the low 20s or below is a buyer’s market, with more supply than demand and prices declining in the future.
  • A MAI of 35 or more points to a seller’s market, with demand outpacing supply and prices starting to rise.
  • A MAI of 45 or more is a strong seller’s market. inventory is very tight, demand is high, and prices are likely climbing.
Median Price Vs. New Listings Median Price

Median Prices Explained

Median List Price is the median price of homes for sale in the market. It is the most useful, accurate measure of the current market. If you see that the market’s Median List Price is climbing today, you’ll see sales prices and home values in that market climbing in the future. You can look at Median List Price as a barometer of sellers’ current confidence levels, as current individual pricing decisions are based on recent pending and closed transactions.

New Listings median Price

When I price a listing, I have the knowledge of all the recent activity nearby. I know if the house down the street got multiple offers in the first week, and I price the home accordingly

Inventory Explained

Inventory tells you how many homes are for sale in each market. Watch the inventory count for early indicators that sellers are returning to the market, and how fast. Inventory typically peaks in late June, with a trough in the second week of January. Rising inventory typically favors buyers, while tightening inventory favors sellers.

The inventory chart shows both 7 day and 90 day trends.

Average Days on Market Vs. Median Days on Market

Days on Market Explained

Days on Market (DOM) is a measure of market velocity – how long it takes homes to sell. A non-seasonal increase in DOM could indicate some softness in the market; a drop in DOM points to a market that’s heating up.

DOM typically starts falling at the end of March during the peak buying season of April through June, then starts to climb in the second half of the year. However, this seasonal trend can vary depending on the market and the unique seasonal attributes of the area

Look at a couple of years of your market’s data to determine what’s “normal” for your area in each month

Percent Increased and Decreased Price Explained

$ Price Decrease

The percent of active listings that have received a price decrease is a measure of demand. In a normal market, we tend to see about 30-35% of sellers initially over-price their homes and eventually reduce the price to attract buyers. Below 30% signals solid demand at prevailing prices, while 40% or more generally indicates reduced demand

price decreases happen more in the fall when it’s time to move the listings before the holidays

$ Price Increase

Price increases, on the other hand, are usually under 5%. When you see price increases climbing, it’s often a sign of investor activity in a market, iBuyers and flips – or simply very high demand. This is a bullish signal for future sales prices and home values.

Increased Price Percent Vs. Decreased Price Percent
Relisted Percent

Relisted Inventory Explained

Percent Relisted points to deals falling through or listings expiring – the percent of homes on the market which we’ve seen listed, withdrawn and relisted

In a normal market, we typically see Percent Relisted under 10%, and in hot markets it’s just a couple percent. Contracts are much less likely to fall through or listings to be withdrawn when the buyers are most active.

Keep an eye on this stat as you're making decisions about buying or selling. As Percent Relisted increases, it tells us that weakening competition is creating opportunity for buyers. If Percent Relisted climbs dramatically, as it did in the summer of 2006, this can be an early signal of a coming market correction. Also remember to run this number for different price segments, as the market for higher-priced homes may behave differently.

Show Segments
Segment Median Price Beds Baths Average Sqft Price/Sqft Age DOM
Top 25% $1,623,146 4 3 2,235 $745 37 7
Upper 25% $1,436,299 4 3 1,890 $799 52 4
Lower 25% $1,329,902 4 2 1,718 $793 65 15
Bottom 25% $1,153,804 3 2 1,381 $854 51 11