Author Archives: Bill Smith

Bay Area Population Growth Leads California

Original Post February 25, 2016 by Pacific Union • Posted in Real Estate Trends Longtime Bay Area residents who believe that things have gotten a bit more crowded around here over the past few years are definitely on to something. Vigorous … Read More

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Do You Understand Your Mortgage’s Fine Print?

Barış Muratoğlu/iStock When shopping for a mortgage, it’s critical to have a general understanding of how points affect your mortgage rate and payments, and ultimately connect to your bottom line. Here are some guides to help you identify your net … Read More

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The Marin man behind Super Bowl 50, the biggest in NFL history

Original Post By Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal A view of a mock field in Super Bowl City at Justin Herman in San Francisco. Events have kicked off leading to next Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa … Read More

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Get Outside: Marin’s 10 Best Day Hikes

Original Post By Outdoor Project on January 25, 2016 4:30 PM  Take a stroll through the Marin Headlands and beyond. (Photo via VisitMarin)   Marin County is home to a plethora of outdoor adventure opportunities including hiking and biking trails, beaches, and … Read More

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Pacific Union Quarterly Report: Q4 2015

Original Post Appeared January 20, 2016 by Pacific Union • Posted in Pacific Union Quarterly Reports Demand for Bay Area real estate showed no signs of easing as 2015 came to an end, with the months’ supply of inventory (MSI) … Read More

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Learning the Lingo: Mortgages Explained, From ARMs to Points

You’ve found a home you love … only how are you going to pay for it? If you are like most Americans, you’ll need to get a home loan—also known as a mortgage. Paying for a home is a bit more complicated than … Read More

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Bay Area Real Estate Ends 2015 on a Hot Note

Bay Area Real Estate Ends 2015 on a Hot Note Original Post Published December 30, 2015 by Pacific Union Like in previous months, more than half of the nation’s most in-demand real estate markets are located in California as December … Read More

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Supervisors consider rent control, other tenant protections as housing crisis reaches boil

Claudia Ramirez of San Rafael addresses the Marin Board of Supervisors as others wait to speak during a forum about affordable housing at the Civic Center in San Rafael on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. (County of Marin photo) By Richard … Read More

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Bay Area Home Price Growth to Moderate to 2018, Forecast Says

Original Post appeared November 19, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Pacific Union Insights Home price growth should normalize throughout the Bay Area over the next three years, although demand is likely to remain high based on our region’s … Read More

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75 Percent of California’s Best Job Markets Are Located in the Bay Area

Original Post Appeared November 3, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Economic & Employment News Bay Area communities overwhelmingly lead the Golden State for healthiest job markets, a key indicator that population growth and demand for housing are likely … Read More

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