Zillow recently unveiled its Coming Soon feature, a forward-thinking initiative that lets real estate professionals advertise exclusive property listings up to 30 days before they are loaded into the MLS. Pacific Union CEO Mark A. McLaughlin offers his thoughts on what this means for the industry.
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is still taking suggestions on improving the mortgage closing process but has already identified one major problem.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking for help identifying the most stressful and confusing areas for consumers when it comes to the closing process in a home purchase. The agency is hoping to identify the main “pain points” at closings as part of an effort to improve the mortgage process.
Lauded real estate executive David Barca is joining Pacific Union to lead our expansion into the Silicon Valley region. We're excited to welcome his vision to our team and are excited to begin our journey in this brand-new market.
Central air conditioning ranks at the top of a list of home features most valued by buyers. A survey by the National Association of Realtors found that the next most-important feature was a walk-in closet in the master bedroom.
Green housing projects accounted for 20 percent of all new-home construction in 2012 and could reach 38 percent in just three years. The payback: Energy-efficient features can add 9 percent to a home's value when it's time to sell.
Most renters say they have struggled to find pet-friendly apartments and single-family homes. For many renters, pet policies are as important as location and amenities when it comes to finding a place to call home.
The number of people who believe now is a good time to sell a home has nearly doubled over the past year, according to a new survey from Fannie Mae. Housing sentiment has been climbing steadily over the past 12 months as home prices posted double-digit increases and mortgage interest rates remained near record-low levels.
RISMedia’s Real Estate Magazine has again named Pacific Union one of the nation’s top “Power Brokers." The company ranked 18th in the nation in sales, up from 23rd last year. In number of transactions we rank 125th, up from 170th in 2012.
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that rental rates have stalled after investors bought millions of homes and converted them into rental properties. Also, the tight supply of available homes is holding back sales nationwide.
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