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.
Real Estate News
March 27, 2017 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
In spite of the Bay Area's high housing costs, millennials are still flocking here for the region's plentiful, high-paying jobs. Also, some of the Bay Area's most expensive rental markets have seen significant price declines since last March. Check out these and other stories of note in our latest Real Estate Roundup.
March 22, 2017 • Posted in Real Estate News
Half of the happiest 10 places in the U.S. can be found right here in the Bay Area, yet another reason why so many people want to call the region home. Find out which city took the top spot for happiest residents.
March 20, 2017 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Spring officially arrives today, but U.S. real estate activity was already heating up in February. Also, your credit score might soon get a boost, as the major reporting agencies are relaxing a standard. Get a quick rundown of the latest headlines in Pacific Union's weekly Real Estate Roundup.
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 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Home flippers in three Bay Area cities pulled down profits in excess of $100,000 last year, while Americans' confidence in the housing market has climbed to a new high. Peruse the latest headlines of note in our weekly Real Estate Roundup.
March 6, 2017 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Rising mortgage rates caused home loan origination activity to dip in the fourth quarter, while they had the opposite effect on refinancing activity. And no surprise here: Three Bay Area counties rank among the nation's top 10 wine destinations in 2017. Check out these and other stories of interest in Pacific Union's weekly Real Estate Roundup.
February 28, 2017 • Posted in Economic & Employment News
Home sellers with an office space or a bonus room will likely find it an increasingly attractive amenity to buyers, as the number of Americans who telecommute is on the rise. Which comes as fortunate news, considering that traffic and commute times aren't getting any better.
February 27, 2017 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Nationwide, existing home sales had their best month in nearly 10 years in January, while Santa Rosa ranks as one of the 10 cleanest cities in America. Catch these stories and more in Pacific Union's latest weekly Real Estate Roundup.
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