Category Archives: Market Reports

Bay Area Suburbs Again Top San Francisco as Hottest U.S. Housing Market

While San Francisco may steal the majority of the national headlines when it comes to Bay Area real estate, cities in relatively affordable Solano County are commanding the most attention from prospective homebuyers as June draws to a close. That’s … Continue reading

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Economic Straight Talk: A Tale of Two Economies: The U.S. and California

Real Estate Economic Analysis from leading expert  and Pacific Union Economist Selma Happ This year has certainly not been without its challenges. Since January, news has kept pundits and the general public going back and forth on the state of … Continue reading

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Pacific Union’s May 2016 Real Estate Update

At $1.25 million, the median sales price in Marin County reached a one-year high in May. Homes sold in an average of 34 days, the quickest pace of sales in a year. The MSI increased slightly from April to 1.6, … Continue reading

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Economic Straight Talk: The Impact of Market and Economic Volatility on Bay Area Luxury Home Sales

Real Estate Economic Analysis from leading expert  and Pacific Union Economist Selma Happ Executive Summary: The luxury housing market has seen a slowdown this spring compared with last spring. Silicon Valley was the only Bay Area region with more luxury … Continue reading

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Pacific Union Monthly Economic Report: April 2016

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Pacific Union’s April 2016 Real Estate Update

Marin County homebuyers acted with particular urgency in April, snapping up single-family homes in an average of 36 days — more than twice as fast as in rainy February. The median sales price rose to $1,225,000, slightly surpassing levels recorded … Continue reading

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To Panic or Not to Panic: Think the Bay Area’s Real Estate Market Has the Jitters?

Executive Summary The 2018 Pacific Union Real Estate Economic Forecast called for market “normalization,” with cumulative home price growth of 10 percent over the next three years. The market is still on track for this appreciation. Stock-market volatility is primarily … Continue reading

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Marin County: Q4 Results

Marin County: Q4 Results There were plenty of buyers in Pacific Union’s Marin County region during the fourth quarter but nowhere near enough homes to accommodate them – a problem that has persisted across the Bay Area for several years. … Continue reading

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San Francisco to Remain a Top Market for International Investors in 2016

    The U.S. is by far the most favorable country for foreign real estate investors seeking a safe haven for their money, new survey results say. And just as last year, San Francisco is one of the top destinations … Continue reading

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U.S. Home Sales Projected to Reach Decade High in 2016

U.S. home sales should climb in 2016 to levels we haven’t seen since the last housing boom — with millennials leading the charge — as continued economic prosperity appears to be on the horizon. In its 2016 Housing Forecast, Realtor.com … Continue reading

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