Category Archives: Real Estate News

First-Time Homebuyer Activity Reaches Three-Decade Low

November 6, 2014 by Pacific Union • Posted in Homebuyer Trends A combination of factors is keeping many younger Americans out of the real estate market, pushing the level of first-time homebuyer activity to its lowest level in more than … Read More

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Zombie Foreclosures Not a Problem in California — Other States Terrorized!

October 31, 2014 by Pacific Union • Posted in Market Conditions Good news, California! When the zombie apocalypse comes, it will almost certainly bypass the Golden State. We’re talking, of course, about the attack of zombie foreclosures of the real … Read More

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Real Estate Roundup: Big Annual Inventory Declines in Bay Area

October 27, 2014 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: BAY AREA ANNUAL HOME INVENTORY DECREASES AMONG LARGEST IN U.S. A … Read More

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Pacific Union and John Burns Real Estate Consulting Team Up to Deliver Exclusive 2017 Outlook

October 21, 2014 by Pacific Union • Posted in Pacific Union Insights We are asked almost daily to predict the future of real estate and to answer the question “When is the best time to invest in the market?” While … Read More

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Bay Area Sees Busiest September for Home Sales in 5 Years

October 16, 2014 by Pacific Union • Posted in Home Sales Volume & Inventory Conditions Homebuyers across the Bay Area were in the game as the usually brisk fall real estate season began, propelling September sales-volume numbers to the highest … Read More

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Failing to Refinance at Low Rates Could Cost You Thousands of Dollars

October 3, 2014 by Pacific Union • Posted in Homeowner Tips File this story under “Woulda, coulda, shoulda.” In December 2010, 20 percent of U.S. homeowners could have refinanced their mortgages and saved an average of $45,000 each over the life of … Read More

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Unemployment Drops in All 9 Bay Area Counties as Summer Ends

September 23, 2014 by Pacific Union • Posted in Economic & Employment News The Bay Area economy was riding high as summer came to a close, with August unemployment rates down from the previous month in all nine of our … Read More

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Moving Into a New Home? Choose Your Moving Company Carefully…

Moving into a new home? Congratulations! But how trustworthy are the movers who will be transporting your worldly possessions? Most moving companies are reputable, of course, but you will greatly reduce your chance of trouble by learning as much as you … Read More

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Why Real Estate Brokers Are Alive and Kicking

Why haven’t companies like Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin killed off real estate brokers? Businessweek recently published an article that asked the question but didn’t offer up a definitive answer. Let’s take a look at where this article missed the mark. Read More

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Bay Area Home Price Growth and Sales Volume Cool in May

After several months of solid price and sales volume gains, real estate activity across the nine-county Bay Area slowed a bit in May, though prices were still at their highest levels in nearly seven years. Read More

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