Category Archives: Bay Area

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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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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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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Facebook Takes All of 432,000 SQFT Commercial Space at 181 Fremont in San Francisco

Jay Paul’s San Francisco development at 181 Fremont Street has just added Menlo Park’s Facebook as its commercial tenant, according to two sources who track leasing information in San Francisco. The new, mixed use, 70-story tower that features 432,000 square … Read More

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Five best: Where to dine with kids in Marin

Give the kids a dose of old school at Marin Joe’s in Corte Madera. (IJ photo — Alan Dep)  Making the choice to take the kids out to dinner can be a parental dilemma. Is it an opportunity to do … Read More

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Pacific Union Quarterly Report – Q2 2017

For the most part, the number of Bay Area homes for sale did not improve in the second quarter from one year earlier, except in Marin County and Sonoma Valley. Consequently, home prices rose in all regions year over year … Read More

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Real Deal: five tips for buyers in a tight market

REUTERS/Mike Blake Attempting to purchase a house in a market where inventory is low and prices are rising can make the already complex process of buying a home even more overwhelming. The National Association of Realtors offers the following suggestions … Read More

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