More news that coincides with National Home Improvement Month: First-time buyers pumped quite a bit more money into renovations in 2016 than they did the previous year, and they're especially keen on installing smart technologies.
The tech industry is driving luxury real estate prices in cities such as San Francisco, although even expensive U.S. markets remain a bargain by global standards -- particularly China.
Bay Area real estate markets are having a strong spring showing, as April's median sales price for single-family homes set or tied a one-year high in Contra Costa County, the East Bay, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. Stay up to date on the latest market statistics of note with Pacific Union's April Real Estate Update.
No surprise here: San Francisco homebuyers who want a Golden Gate Bridge View are going to pay handsomely for it. Also, Bay Area homeowners remained the nation's most equity-rich in the first quarter. Get the lowdown in Pacific Union's latest Real Estate Roundup.
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.
Pacific Union CEO Mark A. McLaughlin weighs in on Palo Alto-based DeLeon Realty's recent decision to waive buy-side commissions in home sales where its agents work both sides of the transaction.
Happy National Home Improvement Month: Increasing home equity and confidence in the U.S. housing market helped lift remodeling spend significantly over the past year, with another boost expected in the coming year.
Read a quick recap of the May 2 "Golden Bridge From China" event, which featured a panel of experts -- including Pacific Union CEO Mark A. McLaughlin -- who discussed current trends shaping Chinese investment in U.S. real estate.
For the second straight year, Bay Area-based tech heavyweights dominate the list of the nation's highest-paying companies -- good news for anyone who's landed a job at one of them considering the region's extremely high housing costs.
Bay Area pending home sales slid for the sixth straight month in March, the result of a continual shortage of affordable homes for sale. Check out recent notable headlines in Pacific Union's weekly Real Estate Roundup.
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