Author Archives: Bill Smith

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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Real Estate Prognosis: ‘Smooth Sailing’ for the Next Three Years

  The real estate industry is poised for solid growth for the next three years and quite possibly beyond, with home prices rising 4 to 5 percent each year and a solid expansion of new-home construction, according to a recent survey … Read More

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A Historic Home in Belvedere, Calif., for $12.998 Million

My new listing was featured on the Wall Street Journal House of the Day! Original post appeared April 9, 2015 10:16 a.m. ET

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One-Quarter of 50 Top-Performing U.S. Public High Schools Found in Northern California

  Educational opportunities are always top of mind for homebuyers who have or are planning for children, and it’s one of the many reasons that families from across the globe find Northern California an appealing place to put down roots. … Read More

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Pacific Union Now Ranks in the Top 10 U.S. Brokerages for Sales Volume

Pacific Union is proud to announce that our firm has moved up the ranks of RISMedia’s 2014 Power Broker list and the latest REAL Trends 500 list. We are now one of the 10 largest brokerages in the U.S. as … Read More

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AAA survey: Gas prices continue to climb in Marin, state

Rob Rich of Bolinas replaces the nozzle after filling his truck with $83.34 worth of gas at the Chevron station at 458 Miller Ave. in Mill Valley. Frankie Frost — Marin Independent Journal By Mark Prado, Marin Independent Journal Posted: … Read More

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Millennials Make Up Largest Share of U.S. Homebuyers

March 12, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Industry Surveys & Studies Generation Y represents the largest share of homebuyers across the country, a recent survey says. And just as virtually all millennial buyers initiated their research online, nine … Read More

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