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Luxury Homes That Are Better, Not Bigger

When Joanne and Bruce Montgomery built a vacation home on Washington’s Whidbey Island, they thought big: sweeping views of the Puget Sound, mahogany-framed windows, heated Brazilian teak floors and other high-end amenities. Their budget was an ample $875,000. The only … Continue reading

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Real Estate Update: House of the Year 2013: Lake Tahoe Condo Wins

I loved seeing the Wall Street Journal House of the Year in the Friday Mansion section. This year’s winner is a 4,100 square-foot condo at Fleur du Lac Estates on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. This part of the … Continue reading

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Love Letters: Marin County

Karin Swanson is a UCLA alum and the current Ignite Good Fellow for the Huffington Post. She was born and raised in downtown Mill Valley where she treated Mt. Tam as her personal backyard playground. She now lives in Williamsburg, … Continue reading

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Pacific Union Q4 2013 Newsletter

Marin County: Q4 Results The supply of available homes tightened noticeably in the fourth quarter, but sales activity in our Marin County region remained strong until the last weeks of December, when holiday plans typically crowd out homebuying considerations. Sales … Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA HOME-PRICE APPRECIATION SECOND HIGHEST IN U.S.

Home prices in the Golden State showed the second largest year-over-year gains in the county in November, according to CoreLogic’s recently released Home Price Index. California home prices, including distressed sales, increased 21.3 percent from November 2012 to November 2013, trailing … Continue reading

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Buying or Selling a Home in 2014? There’s Still Time for New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2014 – By: Pacific Union The year 2014 is just a few days old, so homebuyers and sellers still have time to make some practical resolutions for the new year. And remember to stick to them in the weeks … Continue reading

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Marin home prices jump 13 percent in November

By Janis Mara – Marin Independent Journal Marin’s real estate market neared a strong close for 2014 as the price of a single-family home jumped 13 percent in November, according to the Marin County Assessor’s Office. The median price for conventional … Continue reading

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Marin luxury real estate market rebounds

By Janis Mara – Marin Independent Journal Hot on the heels of the overall real estate rebound, Marin’s luxury home market is coming back, with sales up 38 percent in 2013 and upbeat predictions for 2014 from market experts. In 2012, … Continue reading

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Which $100 million home will sell in 2014?

These six properties carry nine-figure price tags — but their sale prices may end up being quite a bit lower. By Robert Frank, CNBC At least a half-dozen homes in America are priced at $100 million or more. The question is … Continue reading

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Pacific Union Gains Key Exposure via Christie’s Art Miami Sponsorship

December 20, 2013 by Pacific Union From left to right: Pacific Union CEO Mark A. McLaughlin, CIRE CEO Bonnie Sellers, Pacific Union real estate professional Betty Sun Wong, and Better Homes & Gardens/Mason McDuffie real estate professional John Yen Wong … Continue reading

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