Category Archives: Real Estate Trends

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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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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Is It Time to Downsize? Ask Yourself These 4 Questions First

Original Post By Deborah Kearns | 1:00 pm ET | September 10, 2015 GraphicaArtis/Getty Images When is the right time to “rightsize” to a home that’s better suited to your needs? Well, if you’re in the 60+ crowd (or have a parent in that … 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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SMART plans dry runs in September, sets $3.50 one-way base fare

Sonny Hogg, president of VenTek Transit, shows the user interface of the SMART train’s new ticket vending machines at the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District offices in Petaluma, Calif. during a district board meeting on May 18. VenTek is … Read More

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6 Reasons Real Estate Agents Aren’t Extinct

kokouu/Getty Images It’s 2016, and it seems our need for real live people is ever-diminishing. There’s self-checkout instead of cashiers, selfie sticks instead of photographers, self-driving cars, self-watering plants, self-administered colonoscopies … well, you get the idea. Given that technology has … 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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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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