Category Archives: Economy

AAA survey: Gas prices continue to climb in Marin, state

Rob Rich of Bolinas replaces the nozzle after filling his truck with $83.34 worth of gas at the Chevron station at 458 Miller Ave. in Mill Valley. Frankie Frost — Marin Independent Journal By Mark Prado, Marin Independent Journal Posted: … Read More

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Millennials Make Up Largest Share of U.S. Homebuyers

March 12, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Industry Surveys & Studies Generation Y represents the largest share of homebuyers across the country, a recent survey says. And just as virtually all millennial buyers initiated their research online, nine … Read More

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March is a Busy Month for Buyers and Sellers. Are You Ready?

March 6, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Consumer Advice Are you ready for the springtime real estate rush? March is one of the busiest months of the year for Northern California homebuyers and sellers, as winter recedes and … Read More

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Why Do Households Move? Location, Location, Location.

February 27, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Industry Surveys & Studies When it’s time to pull up stakes and move, the location of the new home is as important as the property itself. And maybe even more important. … Read More

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U.S. Consumer Income Confidence Hits 5-Year High

February 12, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Economic & Employment News Americans are currently more optimistic about their personal financial situations than at any time in the past five years, and that positive outlook should help fuel housing … Read More

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The Coffeehouse Effect: Follow Starbucks for Neighborhoods With Rising Home Values

February 6, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Real Estate Trends Looking for the next up-and-coming neighborhood in the Bay Area? Look for a new Starbucks coffee shop. Seriously. A new book by two top executives at the real … Read More

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A Parade of Internet-Connected Home Devices at 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

January 9, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Homeowner Tips The Internet continues to make inroads into your home. After it conquered your computer and then your smartphone, the Internet became an indispensable component in television sets and home-entertainment … Read More

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Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Homebuyers Require Largest Salaries in U.S.

January 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: HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED TO EARN TO AFFORD A BAY … Read More

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Mortgage Rates and Home Prices to Rise in 2015, Forecast Says

December 11, 2014 by Pacific Union • Posted in Market Forecasts Both mortgage rates and home prices are projected to rise in the coming year, while continued economic growth should enable more millennials to enter the real estate market, a … Read More

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Housing Recovery Slowdown Ahead? Not in ‘Highest-Performing’ Bay Area.

December 4, 2014 by Pacific Union • Posted in Market Conditions A new report warns of a possible slowdown ahead in the U.S. housing recovery, but the Bay Area apparently has little to fear: Market conditions that suggest future trouble are nowhere to … Read More

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