Category Archives: tips for homebuyers

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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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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Mortgage Rates and Home Prices to Rise in 2015, Forecast Says

December 11, 2014 by Pacific Union • Posted in Market Forecasts Both mortgage rates and home prices are projected to rise in the coming year, while continued economic growth should enable more millennials to enter the real estate market, a … Read More

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Housing Recovery Slowdown Ahead? Not in ‘Highest-Performing’ Bay Area.

December 4, 2014 by Pacific Union • Posted in Market Conditions A new report warns of a possible slowdown ahead in the U.S. housing recovery, but the Bay Area apparently has little to fear: Market conditions that suggest future trouble are nowhere to … 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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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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