Selma Hepp is Pacific Union's Vice President of Business Intelligence. Her previous positions include Chief Economist at Trulia, senior economist for the California Association of Realtors and economist, and manager of public policy and homeownership at the National Association of Realtors. She holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo and a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning and Design from the University of Maryland.
May 23, 2017
Although California’s April jobs report was somewhat of a disappointment, the number of unemployed residents has declined to the lowest rate since the dot-com era. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines the latest state, Bay Area, and Southern California job numbers.
May 12, 2017
Bay Area home sales dipped from March to April, which is not consistent with typical seasonal patterns. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines the latest numbers and trends in a new Straight Talk column.
May 5, 2017
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly a decade in April. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines the latest job numbers and trends.
April 28, 2017
Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp offers her take on the potential impacts of the Trump administration's proposed tax changes and how they might affect homeowners and homebuyers.
April 25, 2017
Despite having reached full employment, California continues to add jobs at a steady rate. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines March job numbers in California and the Bay Area.
April 19, 2017
Sales volume in the Bay Area saw a bigger-than-usual spike from February to March, promising a strong spring season. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines the latest trends across the region and in individual counties.
April 7, 2017
Although the U.S. economy added fewer-than-expected jobs in March, today's employment report is overall positive. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp takes a look at the latest numbers.
March 27, 2017
California and Bay Area job markets enjoyed continued prosperity in February, though an out-migration of workers from Silicon Valley to other tech hubs is a potential concern. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp offers her take on the latest employment numbers.
March 17, 2017
Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp breaks down the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates for the second time and what it could mean for the Bay Area's housing market.
March 13, 2017
Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp offers her perspective on the most recent U.S. and California job reports.