Category Archives: Housing trends

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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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 Grab Bag of Real Estate Stories for Super Bowl Sunday

January 30, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Real Estate News Never mind that neither the San Francisco 49ers nor the Oakland Raiders made it to the Super Bowl this year. If you’re thinking of house hunting on Sunday … Read More

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Homebuyers Willing to Pay Extra for Solar Power, Study Says

January 23, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Home Seller Advice Thinking about adding solar panels to your home? Not only will you score substantial savings on your home energy bills, you’ll also make your property much more attractive to … Read More

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New Survey Reveals a Gap Between the Homes We Live in and the Homes We Want

January 16, 2015 by Pacific Union • Posted in Industry Surveys & Studies No home is perfect. Whether a house is brand-new or a vintage model, every home could use a new coat of paint, or a few alterations, or … Read More

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