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June 30, 2015 • Posted in Pacific Union News
Pacific Union is honored and pleased to share the news that 25 of our real estate professionals have been ranked among the top 250 in the U.S. We'd like to congratulate them on their outstanding achievements and thank our entire team of Northern California real estate professionals, who recently propelled our company into the top 10 in the country based on 2014 sales volume.
June 29, 2015 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that California's wealthiest homeowners hail from a small Alameda County city. Also, affluent homeowners from around the country are spending major money to convert historic barns into extravagant entertaining venues.
June 26, 2015 • Posted in Home Price Conditions
Home prices are higher and grow faster in neighborhoods with large concentrations of gay and lesbian couples, according to a recent report.
June 25, 2015 • Posted in Home Sales Volume & Inventory Conditions
Thanks in part to a healthy job market, first-time buyer activity is on the upswing and helped propel U.S. existing home sales to the highest level in five-and-a-half years last month.
June 24, 2015 • Posted in Sonoma County
Perhaps best locally known for its concentration of handsome and historic homes, Petaluma's D Street neighborhood also earns points with Sonoma County homebuyers for its excellent schools and proximity to the city's thriving downtown.
June 23, 2015 • Posted in Economic & Employment News
Although unemployment claims inched up in California and across most of the Bay Area from April to May, the Golden State ranks among the top five in the country for year-over-year job growth. And here in the Bay Area, employment levels are further above their prerecession peaks than anywhere else in the state.
June 22, 2015 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that homeowners in one Palo Alto ZIP code have enjoyed housing-wealth gains in excess of $100,000. Also, one company says that median home prices have reached new highs in Santa Clara and Alameda counties.
June 19, 2015 • Posted in Industry Surveys & Studies
A survey from the California Association of Realtors also found that 85 percent of buyers believe their home is worth the price they paid for it. Buyers also reported significantly fewer troubles obtaining a home loan.
June 18, 2015 • Posted in Real Estate Trends
Buyers from China have been steadily increasing in ranks over the past five years, leading the country to overtake Canada as the largest foreign investor in U.S. real estate. Here in the Golden State, more than half of international sales involve a buyer from Asia.
June 17, 2015 • Posted in Economic & Employment News
San Francisco and San Jose placed second and third, respectively, on a list of the nation's top 10 housing markets where job growth is powering home price increases.
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