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.
Tag Archive: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
April 3, 2017 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Healthy wage growth helped boost affordability in San Francisco in the first quarter, although buying a home here still takes up the bulk of the average income. And tight inventory conditions aren't just a problem here in the Bay Area, as the U.S. home supply drops to a record low. Check out these and other stories of note in Pacific Union's latest Real Estate Roundup.
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.
December 20, 2016 • Posted in Home Sales Volume & Inventory Conditions
Home shoppers across major California regions -- including the Bay Area -- were quite active in November, boosting annual sales volumes by double-digit percentage points.
Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp offers a thorough wrap-up of the recent Housing Renaissance conference, where industry economists and analysts discussed factors that will shape the real estate landscape, including millennials, affordability conditions, and the mortgage market.
January 19, 2016 • Posted in Home Sales Volume & Inventory Conditions
Golden State and Bay Area home sales rebounded as 2015 came to a close, say the latest numbers from the California Association of Realtors. That, combined with fewer new listings, exacerbated already tight inventory conditions statewide and locally.
January 5, 2016 • Posted in Mortgages
Three months after new mortgage disclosure rules took effect, federal regulators and U.S. lenders are smoothing out some wrinkles that remain in the procedures designed to protect homebuyers.
October 12, 2015 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that examines the impact that a tech bubble would have on the world of Bay Area real estate. Also: San Francisco remains the country's priciest rental market, while Oakland has seen costs explode over the past year.
July 24, 2015 • Posted in Pacific Union Insights
In early October, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will implement new mortgage regulations that both homebuyers and sellers need to understand. Pacific Union CEO Mark A. McLaughlin explains.
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