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Kitchen Renovations Offer Homeowners the Largest Returns

• Nationwide, a complete kitchen renovation nets a return on investment of 62 percent when a home is sold. • In the San Francisco and San Jose metropolitan areas, kitchen remodels return more than 100 percent of their costs at … Continue reading

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The Bay Area’s Economy Grew at the Strongest Rate in the Nation in 2016

At 5.2 percent, the Bay Area’s¹ gross domestic product (GDP) grew at the fastest rate in the nation and among California metropolitan areas in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area 2017. … Continue reading

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August Was a Mixed Month for Job Creation in California

Following incredible job growth in July, which was revised upward to 84,500 positions, the August data release from the California Employment Development Department was a mixed bag, showing a decline of 8,200 jobs. However, the overall state number carries some … Continue reading

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Annual Home Price Growth Recorded in 9 of 10 U.S. Metro Areas

• Nationwide, the median single-family home price grew by 6.2 percent year over year in the second quarter to reach a new peak of more than $250,000. • Annual appreciation in the Bay Area’s two largest metropolitan areas outstripped the … Continue reading

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Your Market Quarter Updates for Marin County – Q2 2017

Marin County homebuyers once again showed signs of renewed enthusiasm in the second quarter, particularly for homes priced above $2 million. Demand has rebounded at the higher end of the market, and the number of homes priced above $3 million … Continue reading

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Bay Area Home Sellers Are Still Raking in the Nation’s Largest Profits

U.S. homeowners who sold in the second quarter realized average returns of 26 percent since the time of purchase, which translates to $51,000. Home sellers in the San Jose and San Francisco metro areas netted average profits of 74.5 percent … Continue reading

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California Job Growth Slows in June, but the Bay Area Comes Out Ahead of Other Metro Areas

California’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in June at 4.7 percent according to the state Employment Development Department, the same rate recorded at the end of 2000 and down 0.8 percent from last June. California’s unemployment rate is only 0.3 percent … Continue reading

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Pacific Union CEO Mark A. McLaughlin’s Top Four Time-Management Tips

At a recent company meeting, I was asked by our firm’s real estate professionals to offer insight into how I manage my time. While the time-management strategy below has served me well in the real estate sector as I have … Continue reading

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Just Listed! 357 Rose Avenue, Mill Valley | Exclusively Offered at $2,495,000

JUST LISTED! 357 Rose Avenue, Mill Valley | Exclusively Offered at $2,495,000 | www.357RoseAve.com | Designed & built in 2011 by renowned architect, Jared Polsky & master builder, Jeff Mathew, 357 Rose Ave is a modern masterpiece offering luxurious living, … Continue reading

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Q4 – The Marin County Market at a Glance

Q4 ANALYSIS From Selma Hepp, Chief Economist Pacific Union International – 1/13/2017 Following a slower fall, housing market activity in Marin County regained some speed to finish the fourth quarter slightly up on an annual basis. Nevertheless, overall home sales … Continue reading

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