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New Homes Today Are Larger, With More Amenities

How does your home compare with the latest trends in residential construction? The U.S. Census Bureau recently released reams of data on new-home characteristics for 2014. Looking at data compiled over the past 40 years, new homes today are larger and come … Continue reading

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California: Home to Most of the Country’s Priciest ZIP Codes

Seventy percent of the most expensive U.S. communities in which to purchase a home are located in the Golden State, with Silicon Valley of course well represented. Using data from real estate listings portal Property Shark, Business Insider ranked the … Continue reading

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Marin County: Q2 Results

With a continued shortage of available homes and plenty of eager buyers, sellers controlled the market in Pacific Union’s Marin County region during the second quarter of 2015, as they have for more than a year. Home prices continued to … Continue reading

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Bay Area Home Sales, Price Growth Lead Golden State

Bay Area home sales continued to set the pace for all of California in May, posting solid sales growth and home prices that rose on a yearly basis at more than twice the rate of any other region. The latest figures from the … Continue reading

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Real Estate Executives Forecast More Growth in 2016

New home sales and prices should rise in the coming year, say recent projections from housing industry executives, while the chance of a downturn over the next three years appears less likely than it did one year ago. These were … Continue reading

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Bay Area Is the Nation’s Hottest Market for Home Sellers

As has been the case for the past few years, Bay Area home sellers remain firmly in the driver’s seat, with four of our local counties ranking among the top 10 in the nation for largest premiums this spring. RealtyTrac’s … Continue reading

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Mortgage Availability Improves for Sixth Straight Month

Good news for homebuyers: It’s becoming easier to get a mortgage. Relaxed government regulations, new offerings from federal loan programs, and new jumbo-loan options helped raise the Mortgage Bankers Association’s monthly Mortgage Credit Availability Index by an average 0.5 percent from March … Continue reading

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Understated Beauty Defines Architect Barbara Chambers’ Mill Valley Home

Barbara Chambers is one of my favorite architects.  Her Larkspur home is featured in the new SFC&G Magazine. Congratulations Barbara!! Ivory shades like White Dove and chalky Clunch predominate in architect Barbara Chambers’ project binders. This rigrously achromatic aesthetic extends … Continue reading

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Golden State Real Estate Investors Optimistic About Price Growth

An overwhelming majority of California real estate investors believe that property prices will grow in the coming years, according to a recent survey, and they’re anticipating handsome returns. In its 2015 Investor Survey, the California Association of Realtors (CAR) found … Continue reading

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$23.889 million for S.F.’s biggest single-family sale of 2015

After more than two years on the market, 2724 Pacific in (where else?) Pacific Heights has finally sold for $23.889 million, making it the biggest sale in San Francisco in 2015, thus far. The 1894 mansion, designed by E.A. Herman, … Continue reading

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