Category Archives: Real Estate News

Trump victory creates great divide among housing experts

Is a December rate hike still on the table? Original Post November 9, 2016 by Kelsey Ramírez Tuesday night, now President-elect Donald Trump shocked the world as he took the victory over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Now, Twitter is trending … Read More

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How to Shop for Mortgages: The Guide to Finding a Great Home Loan

Original Post By Cathie Ericson | Nov 1, 2016 Mortgages might not be as much fun to shop for as new shoes or a new car, but if you know how to do some smart comparison shopping, you’re going to save … Read More

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Here’s the Salary You Need to Buy a Modest Home in New York City, San Francisco & 25 Other Places

Original Post by Taryn Williford | Sep 7, 2016  Inside The Home of ModCloth Founders Susan & Eric (Image credit: David Dines) It’s funny how buying a home became known as “The American Dream,” because for decades, it wasn’t a dream at all. … Read More

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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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Title Insurance — Is It Really Necessary?

Original Post August 5, 2016 by Pacific Union • Posted in Consumer Advice Title insurance is one of those arcane parts of the homebuying experience that many people don’t pay much attention to — until they have to. So it seems reasonable … 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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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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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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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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