Luxury home prices slow in last quarter

For the second consecutive quarter, luxury home values posted small gains in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco in the first quarter of 2006, according to the First Republic Prestige Home Index by First Republic Bank (FRC), San Francisco.

Values of luxury homes — those selling for more than $1 million — in the San Francisco Bay Area rose 1.6 percent from the fourth quarter 2005 to the first quarter of 2006 and gained 8.6 percent from a year ago.

The average luxury home in the San Francisco Bay Area is now a record $2.92 million, up $231,456 from a year ago.

“While the rate of appreciation has slowed considerably from a year ago, the housing market is still strong in all of California’s major metropolitan markets,” even though mortgage interest rates continue to rise, said Katherine August-deWilde, COO of First Republic Bank.

businessBusiness & Real Estate

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Advocates want more public notice before SF euthanizes an animal

Animal control officials say web posting proposal would eat up resources, change few outcomes

State issues guidelines allowing places of worship to resume services

Local black ministers, civil rights leaders call for churches to remain closed

Republicans sue Newsom over vote-by-mail order for November election

By Laura Newberry Los Angeles Times Three Republican groups have sued Gov.… Continue reading

Krip-Hop Nation’s Leroy F. Moore Jr. is a born fighter

Pandemic won’t slow this artist, disability rights educator and activist

When should bars reopen?

San Francisco residents weigh in

Most Read