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Bay Area January Home Sales Slow, Not Because of Financial Volatility but Lack of Supply

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: • January Bay Area home sales were down by 12 percent on an annual basis, following the lowest inventory levels in three years. • Silicon Valley posted the largest sales decline, though decreases in all areas were driven … Continue reading

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Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Home Price Growth Hits Historic Run

February 5, 2018 by Pacific Union • Posted in Featured Posts, Weekly Real Estate News Roundups Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious. BAY AREA HOUSING MARKET APPRECIATION ON A NEARLY SIX-YEAR … Continue reading

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Marin County 2017 Q4 Report – The Marin County Market at a Glance

While fourth-quarter Marin County home sales increased compared with the same period in 2016, the Wine Country wildfires boosted stronger-than-usual November sales. Fourth-quarter activity increased by 4 percent year over year, with a notable gain in sales of homes priced … Continue reading

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Pacific Union CEO Mark A. McLaughlin Earns Top Honors As Nationally Ranked Power Broker

Pacific Union International CEO Mark A. McLaughlin has been recognized as one of the most powerful and influential leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry according to the 2018 Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) rankings. McLaughlin has been named to … Continue reading

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Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Cities Are Among Top U.S. Spots for Coffee Drinkers

Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious. OAKLAND NAMED NO. 3 BEST AMERICAN CITY FOR COFFEE LOVERS When it comes to getting a daily coffee fix, the West Coast is king, with … Continue reading

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Pacific Union launches in LA with SoCal ‘dream team’

Nick Segal of Partners Trust to run the regional operation as president of Pacific Union LA Today San Francisco-based luxury independent brokerage Pacific Union International formally introduced its brand into Southern California and announced that Nick Segal, co-founder of Los … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Rises in November, but Wage Growth Remains Weak

Today’s U.S. employment report offered another solid month of job gains, with 228,000 positions added and the unemployment rate holding steady at 4.1 percent. November was the 86th consecutive month of job growth, and the gains were above experts’ expectations. … Continue reading

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U.S. Housing Inventory Crunch to Ease in 2018, Forecast Says

• More housing supply is expected to hit the market by next fall, though the inventory of starter homes will be slower to improve. • The U.S. median home sales price is projected to increase by 3.2 percent in 2018, … Continue reading

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

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 2020. Below are some key, high-level takeaways from the live event. To watch the … Continue reading

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First-Time and Bay Area Homebuyers Have Much to Lose From Proposed Tax Changes

Executive Summary: Proposed tax changes that impact individual ownership of real estate include: Eliminating deductions for state and local income taxes Lowering the cap on mortgage interest deductions on newly issued loans totaling no more than $500,000, down from the … Continue reading

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