Real Estate Professionals Unanimously Agree on the Importance of Curb Appeal

Ninety-nine percent of real estate professionals say that a home’s curb appeal is key to attracting a buyer. Lawn care is the outdoor home improvement that has the biggest impact on buyers and is estimated to recoup 267 percent of … Read More

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Pacific Union Quarterly Report – Q1 2018

The first-quarter median sales price increased year over year in all Northern California regions in which Pacific Union operates except in Sonoma Valley, where prices relaxed slightly. Inventory mostly trended downward from the first quarter of 2017, though supply conditions … Read More

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Tight Inventory Continues to Drive California and Bay Area Home Prices in January

February 21, 2018 by Pacific Union California and Bay Area home sales declined in January on an annual basis by a respective 2.9 percent and 4.6 percent. The median sales price for an existing-single family home in the nine-county Bay Area was … Read More

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U.S., California, and Bay Area Home Prices Again Reach New Peaks

January 31, 2018 by Pacific Union  U.S. home prices increased for the 67th straight month on an annual basis in November. California home prices rose to $527,000, a year-over-gain of 9.32 percent. San Jose is the most expensive major housing market in the … Read More

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The Marin County Market At A Glance

From Pacific Union International Chief Economist Selma Hepp – Jan. 15, 2018 While fourth-quarter Marin County home sales increased compared with the same period in 2016, the Wine Country wildfires boosted stronger-than-usual November sales. Fourth-quarter activity increased by 4 percent … Read More

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California’s Unemployment Rate Reaches An All-Time Low

California’s job market ended 2017 on a strong note, with the unemployment rate dropping to the lowest level on record. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp takes a look at the latest employment numbers.       In the last … Read More

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Bay Area’s most beautiful homes of 2017

These abodes made us gasp, swoon, and sigh Photo by Open Home Photography This year proved an excellent time for sellers; not so much for buyers, who faced catapulting prices with not nearly enough vertical growth options. The annual income needed … Read More

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The Best Bay Area and Lake Tahoe Winter 2017 Events and Activities

Ice-skaters at San Francisco’s Union Square. Winter is indeed coming, and lucky for us, Northern California offers an abundance of activities and events in which to participate, year-round. We’ve collected a few ideas that may inspire you to strap on … Read More

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Key Takeaways From Pacific Union’s Real Estate and Economic Forecast to 2020

Yesterday, Pacific Union held its fourth annual Real Estate and Economic Forecast in partnership with John Burns Real Estate Consulting to project Bay Area activity through 2020. Below are some key, high-level takeaways from the live event. To watch the … Read More

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9 Things Typical Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Actually Cover

designbase/iStock Think your home insurance policy covers every mishap that can come your way? Keep thinking, friends. The exact instances that are and aren’t covered by typical home insurance depend entirely on the details of your policy—and, contrary to what you may think, each policy … Read More

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