Author Archives: Bill Smith

Homes are officially being sold at the highest prices, ever

Existing-home sales also reach highest pace in 8 years Ben Lane July 22, 2015 11:19AM     Thanks to rising demand and shrinking supply, the median existing-home price for all housing types reached an all-time high in June. According to … Read More

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THE EVOLUTION OF THE AMERICAN HOME [INFOGRAPHIC]

The year is 1994. The bodyguard for ice skater Tonya Harding attacks ice skater Nancy Kerrigan. The deadly Northridge earthquake hits Southern California. Former President Richard Nixon dies. L.A. cops “chase” O.J. Simpson’s Ford Bronco. That same year, Americans were … Read More

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Update Your Home-Security Plans, Then Enjoy Your Vacation

July 10, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Homeowner Tips Nothing will kill your post-vacation bliss like returning home to find that burglars got inside while you were away. Don’t let this happen to you. Before you head out of town, take the … Read More

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The London Mansion Where Peter Pan Was Written Is on the Market for £7M

The mansion in London’s Kensington Gardens where J.M. Barrie lived when he wrote Peter Pan is on the market for a hefty price of £6,950,000 (just under $11 million). That’s a lot of money, but then again, the house isn’t just the place where Barrie wrote the book, it … Read More

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Another Serious Price Cut For Robin Williams’ Wine Country Estate

  Listed for $35 million in 2012, reduced to $29.9 million in early 2014 and then reduced to $25.9 million after his death, the asking price for the late Robin Williams’ 650-acre wine country estate has just been reduced another $3 … Read More

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California Median Home Price Reaches Highest Level Since 2007

May 19, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Home Price Conditions The median Golden State home price hit its highest point in more than seven years in April, while sales volume rose for the third consecutive month. The Bay Area also enjoyed … Read More

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Owners: Don’t Underestimate Your Home’s Value

May 15, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Homeowner Tips Bay Area homeowners: How much is your home worth in today’s real estate market? Probably more thank you think. A new report from Quicken Loans revealed that Bay Area homeowners tend to underestimate the value … Read More

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San Francisco One of World’s Hottest Luxury Real Estate Markets in 2014

May 6, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Market Conditions After astounding growth in 2013, luxury property sales returned to more normal levels in San Francisco last year, although the region still ranks as one of the top-performing high-end real estate markets in the … Read More

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Artificial Grass Growing as a Drought-Era Option in Bay Area

  As Californians come to grips with the severity of the current drought, it may be time to explore options that even a year ago would have been unthinkable. Maybe even … artificial grass? With Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for … Read More

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Real Estate Roundup: San Francisco Ranked One of Nation’s Greenest Cities

  Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious. SAN FRANCISCO NAMED FOURTH-GREENEST U.S. CITY  San Francisco is one of the most environmentally conscious cities in the United States, thanks to factors such … Read More

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