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July 24, 2015 • Posted in Pacific Union Insights
In early October, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will implement new mortgage regulations that both homebuyers and sellers need to understand. Pacific Union CEO Mark A. McLaughlin explains.
July 23, 2015 • Posted in Home Sales Volume & Inventory Conditions
Home inventory dropped in all nine Bay Area counties last month, driving prices higher from one year earlier and ensuring that multiple offers remained commonplace.
July 22, 2015 • Posted in Economic & Employment News
California's economy is firing on all cylinders, with job gains and the gross state product (GSP) both growing faster than the national rates. In fact, the state's prosperity may soon lead it past Brazil on the rankings of the world's largest economies.
July 21, 2015 • Posted in Pacific Union Quarterly Reports
Our second-quarter 2015 report is packed with data and regional summaries that offer a complete look at real estate activity in the Bay Area and the Lake Tahoe/Truckee region, including data for more than 70 individual communities.
July 20, 2015 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious: U.S. and California foreclosure starts have reached precession lows, Google's stock price has climbed to a record high, and mega-basements are all the rage in Silicon Valley.
July 17, 2015 • Posted in Industry Surveys & Studies
In a recent survey of would-be homebuyers, nearly two-thirds said that they would like to provide a sizable down payment of 20 percent or more, but most were unable to do so. In fact, needing to save money for a down payment was the biggest deterrent to buying a home.
July 16, 2015 • Posted in Market Conditions
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.
July 15, 2015 • Posted in Real Estate News
Money magazine ranked hundreds of colleges for overall excellence and value, and two Bay Area powerhouses were among the top 10 -- with Stanford University taking the No. 1 spot.
July 14, 2015 • Posted in Market Conditions
Even with the Bay Area's astronomical rental costs, expensive home prices mean that buyers who purchase an investment property they plan to rent will see smaller returns than those in the rest of the country.
July 13, 2015 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that property values in San Mateo County have reached a new peak. Also, second-quarter rental rates in San Jose were up 7.2 percent from a year earlier, while San Francisco rents rose 6.8 percent.
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