Category Archives: Housing trends

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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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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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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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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Bay Area Real Estate Ends 2015 on a Hot Note

Bay Area Real Estate Ends 2015 on a Hot Note Original Post Published December 30, 2015 by Pacific Union Like in previous months, more than half of the nation’s most in-demand real estate markets are located in California as December … Read More

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Supervisors consider rent control, other tenant protections as housing crisis reaches boil

Claudia Ramirez of San Rafael addresses the Marin Board of Supervisors as others wait to speak during a forum about affordable housing at the Civic Center in San Rafael on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. (County of Marin photo) By Richard … Read More

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Bay Area Home Price Growth to Moderate to 2018, Forecast Says

Original Post appeared November 19, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Pacific Union Insights Home price growth should normalize throughout the Bay Area over the next three years, although demand is likely to remain high based on our region’s … Read More

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