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

January 31, 2018 by Pacific Union • Posted in Featured Posts, Home Price Conditions 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 … 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 two months of … 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

Original Post November 16, 2017 by Selma Hepp | Posted in Economic Straight Talk, Featured Posts, Market Forecasts, Pacific Union Insights 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 … 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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A Brief History of the Haunted House

The “Hatbox Ghost” is one of the most beloved attractions in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. (Flickr/HarshLight) How Walt Disney inspired the world’s scariest Halloween tradition The scariest haunted house of 2016 is in a 40,000-foot office park on the outskirts of Austin, Texas. Named House … Read More

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Peace of Mind Is a Well-Stocked Earthquake-Preparedness Kit

When was the last time you refreshed the supplies in your earthquake-preparedness kit? What? You don’t have one? In one of the most active earthquake zones in the world? You’re not alone, of course. It’s a fact of life that … Read More

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Check Yourself: 7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in October

Ah, October. Temperatures are dropping, the days are growing shorter, and the pumpkin spice latte is, in a word, inescapable. But before you go hog wild with the Halloween decorations and settle in for that horror movie binge session, take some … Read More

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