Category Archives: Real Estate Trends

Bay Area’s most beautiful homes of 2017

These abodes made us gasp, swoon, and sigh Photo by Open Home Photography This year proved an excellent time for sellers; not so much for buyers, who faced catapulting prices with not nearly enough vertical growth options. The annual income needed … Read More

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Key Takeaways From Pacific Union’s Real Estate and Economic Forecast to 2020

Original Post November 16, 2017 by Selma Hepp | Posted in Economic Straight Talk, Featured Posts, Market Forecasts, Pacific Union Insights Yesterday, Pacific Union held its fourth annual Real Estate and Economic Forecast in partnership with John Burns Real Estate Consulting to project Bay Area activity through … Read More

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5 Things Your Accountant Wishes You Knew About Owning a Home

Elizabeth Simpson/Getty Images What’s not to love about tax season? The chill you get when you realize you owe the IRS thousands, the fear that you may be getting a bit too aggressive on your deductions, the fleeting hope you’re due for a big return … Read More

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Buying a House With Cash? Don’t Forget These Added Expenses

ismagilov/iStock There’s no question that buying a house with cash will make you feel like a million bucks. Maybe you came into a large inheritance, or you’re just really good at saving. Either way, paying the price of the home in full means … Read More

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Pacific Union Quarterly Report – Q2 2017

For the most part, the number of Bay Area homes for sale did not improve in the second quarter from one year earlier, except in Marin County and Sonoma Valley. Consequently, home prices rose in all regions year over year … Read More

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Real Deal: five tips for buyers in a tight market

REUTERS/Mike Blake Attempting to purchase a house in a market where inventory is low and prices are rising can make the already complex process of buying a home even more overwhelming. The National Association of Realtors offers the following suggestions … Read More

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Home inspections: What they are and why you should get one

Skipping an inspection could cost you Illustrations by Sunny Eckerle When Tori Easterling, a broker and real estate instructor, decided to purchase some investment property in Georgia, she faced fierce bidding challenges with cash investors. By the time she viewed … Read More

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Earnest Money Deposit vs. Down Payment: What’s the Difference?

ayzek/iStock When you buy or sell a home, you get used to hearing words you’ve never heard before. The mortgage lenders and insurance agents who help you through the process will throw around so much real estate jargon, somewhere along the … Read More

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How to Buy a House: The 5 New Rules That Can Make or Break Your Offer

Glow Images, Inc/Getty Images; realtor.com The rules on how to buy a house have changed, folks—so if you’re serious about becoming a proud homeowner in the near future, you’ll want to read this first! So what’s changed the most in … Read More

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The Wall Street Journal Investing in Real Estate With Your IRA: A Primer

Chris Gash Real estate can fund your retirement—but brace yourself for lots of risk and rules. Self-directed individual retirement accounts allow people to diversify their investments into assets other than the traditional stocks, bonds and mutual funds that make up … Read More

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