Category Archives: Economy

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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Fed again delays interest rate hike

FOMC: The economy is just not ready yet Original Post by Ben Lane | October 28, 2015 2:16PM The Federal Reserve said today that it is not going to raise the federal funds rate this month, citing the fact that the country’s economy … Read More

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Real Estate Roundup: Baby Boomers Are Biggest Drivers of Housing Demand

October 5, 2015 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. OLDER AMERICANS LEAD U.S. FOR HOUSEHOLD FORMATION For all the talk … Read More

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Marin luxury real estate market holding its own

An aerial view of Locksley Hall in Belvedere. The house sold for $47.5 million. Mike Jacobsen photo By Janis Mara, Marin Independent Journal Original Post: 09/05/15, 4:31 PM PDT | UPDATED: 4 DAYS AGO Marin’s luxury real estate market is … Read More

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These are the 20 hottest housing markets right this minute

The summer seller’s market is started to swing a little more in favor of buyers as of August, according to the research from realtor.com looking at the number for the first three weeks of August. A combination of market volatility … Read More

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How well do you understand your credit score?

Original post published August 25, 2015 | Brena Swanson The world of credit scores if often misunderstood, which is not a good thing since scores play a large role in whether or not you will qualify for a mortgage. For example, … Read More

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California Median Home Price Reaches Highest Level Since 2007

May 19, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Home Price Conditions The median Golden State home price hit its highest point in more than seven years in April, while sales volume rose for the third consecutive month. The Bay Area also enjoyed … 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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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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