Category Archives: Bay Area

Weekday Hike: Stunning Views and Great Eats in Tiburon and Belvedere

Original Post by Chas Blackford | Sep 08, 2016   If there’s one thing the movies have taught us, it’s that arriving by boat always makes the destination more romantic. Give picturesque Tiburon that advantage by starting your weekday hike with a quick … Read More

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Uber takes out $8 million permit on Oakland building

Uber-sized work begins turning Beaux-Arts into high-tech Original Post by Adam Brinklow Sep 1, 2016, 3:01P Courtesy Lane Partners Next time you drive by the old Sears building at 1955 Broadway in Oakland, take a closer look. You might not … Read More

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San Francisco: America’s Most Livable Big City

Original Post August 24, 2016 by Pacific Union • Posted in Consumer Advice Just last month, survey results found that homeowners in the San Francisco metro area are the happiest in the U.S., with more than 8 in 10 locals calling … Read More

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What Does the “Shift” in the Housing Market Really Mean?

Original Post August 16, 2016 by Selma Hepp • Posted in Economic Straight Talk, Market Conditions, Pacific Union Insights Executive Summary: Housing markets are increasingly more divergent across the nation, and job growth in each market plays a large role. … Read More

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San Francisco: Home to America’s Happiest Homeowners

Original Post July 28, 2016 by Pacific Union • Posted in Industry Surveys & Studies The Bay Area’s excellent job market and high wages, pleasant climate, and natural splendor are attracting plenty of new residents from all over the globe, … Read More

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Tiburon rated California’s third-safest place to live

 A sailboat leans into the wind near Tiburon, which was named third in safety in the state based on its low crime rate. IJ photo — Frankie Frost By Janis Mara, Marin Independent Journal | Originally Posted: 07/06/16, 6:19 PM … Read More

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8 Smart Ways to Cut Your Energy Bill Costs

Hero Images/Getty Images Energy use sneaks up on you. One day, you think you’re being responsible—flipping off lights, not running the AC excessively, turning the TV off after “Game of Thrones”—and the next day, you’re standing slack-jawed by the mailbox, staring at … Read More

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Million-Dollar Homes New Normal in Top Urban Markets, Says Report

Original Post By BARBARA ELDREDGE @BARBARAELDREDGE May 19, 2016, 8:58AM A $13.25 million home on Fillmore Street in San Francisco. A new report shows million-dollar listings make up more than half the homes for sale in San Francisco.Zillow More than half … Read More

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Positive Trends in Venture-Capital Activity to Impact Bay Area’s Tech Employment

Original Post May 12, 2016 by Selma Hepp • Posted in Pacific Union Insights Executive Summary Despite the drop in venture-capital (VC) activity and IPOs in the last quarter of 2015 and into the first quarter this year, confidence among … Read More

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Marin Voice: Life sciences — building the economic well-being of Marin

By Robert Eyler and Christopher L. Stewart | Original Post 04/07/16, 11:30 AM PDT Sometimes what’s going on hides in plain sight. In the past couple of weeks, several reports have caught our attention both because of what they pointed out … Read More

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