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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 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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What Trends Will Dominate the Next 10 Years of Home Design?

What will the modern home of 2026 look like? What gee-whiz features of today will be standard 10 years from now? Having a better understand of emerging design trends could be useful for today’s house hunters hoping to buy ahead … 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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Remodeling Your Home? Start With the Kitchen and the Roof.

If you’re planning interior and exterior renovations in advance of putting your home on the market, upgrading the kitchen and the roof may be the smartest calls, according to results of a new survey.  And even if you intend to … Continue reading

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Nearly Half of California’s Job Growth Happening in the Bay Area

Although unemployment rates rose across the Bay Area from September to October, our region remains California’s job-growth leader and was responsible for nearly half of the state’s gains last month. In its latest monthly jobs report, the California Employment Development … Continue reading

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San Francisco Dethroned as Nation’s Hottest Real Estate Market

After four consecutive months as the country’s hottest real estate market, San Francisco lost the top slot in October, although it still ranks high on the list, along with two other Bay Area cities. In an ongoing monthly report, Realtor.com … Continue reading

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Marin Headlands home to be offered for rent by National Park Service

One of Marin’s newest real estate rentals offers mind-blowing views of the Golden Gate and the opportunity to live in a national park. And it’s not cheap. The landlords, the National Park Service, are asking at least $6,500 a month … Continue reading

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