Category Archives: Economy

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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‘The Crazy Way I Paid Off My Mortgage Fast’

andresr/iStock Original Post By Jennifer O’Neill | 6:00 am ET | April 27, 2016 The average American homeowner owes $164,217 on his mortgage. That’s a hefty sum, which explains why most of us chip away at paying it back over, oh, 30 years. And yet, certain homeowners pay off … 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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The National Housing Conundrum: Is There a Supply or Demand Shortage?

Original Post March 24, 2016 by Selma Hepp • Posted in Pacific Union Insights Executive Summary The biggest obstacle to a more balanced market between buyers and sellers is a lack of homes for sale. Many areas across the country … Read More

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Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Counties Have State’s Most All-Cash Buyers

Original Post March 21, 2016 by Pacific Union • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious. ONE-QUARTER OF CALIFORNIA HOMEBUYERS PAYING ALL CASH Despite high … Read More

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Pacific Union’s February 2016 Real Estate Update

Original Post March 8, 2016 by Pacific Union • Posted in Pacific Union Monthly Real Estate Updates For the most part, the months’ supply of inventory (MSI) was up from January to February across Pacific Union’s Bay Area markets, with … Read More

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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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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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