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Tag Archive: Generation X
March 29, 2017 • Posted in Industry Surveys & Studies
Student loans and high housing costs are posing challenges for both millennials and Gen Xers, but income gains and a thriving economy helped more of them become homeowners last year, prompting a modest improvement in first-time buyer activity.
March 3, 2017 • Posted in Industry Surveys & Studies
Half of all U.S. homeowners would do something differently if they could repeat the purchase process, with saving a larger down payment at the top of the list. Find out what other aspects of the homebuying process invoke a bit of buyer's remorse.
February 20, 2017 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Suburban communities in Alameda and Santa Clara counties rank among the 10 hottest housing markets in the U.S., while April Fools' Day is the most popular day of the year for new home listings. Check out Pacific Union's weekly Real Estate Roundup for these and other stories of interest.
October 24, 2016 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Chinese investors still play a crucial role in the Bay Area's luxury housing market, while interest in real estate is growing among first-time buyers nationwide. Check out these and other headlines of note in Pacific Union's weekly Real Estate Roundup.
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.
August 16, 2016 • Posted in Industry Surveys & Studies
The majority of today's first-time buyers would prefer to forgo starter homes for properties that will meet their future needs, and almost all of them are willing to make sacrifices in order to realize their homeownership dreams.
July 26, 2016 • Posted in Industry Surveys & Studies
More than half of American workers would pay a larger mortgage or rent payment for easy access to public transportation. And Bay Area freeways should soon see some extra relief, with the SMART train set to open in the North Bay and a BART extension proposed for Silicon Valley.
April 18, 2016 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Rental costs in Oakland continue to soar, and the city may soon become the nation's No. 3 most expensive market for tenants. Also, Gen Xers are still feeling the burn from the economic and housing-market collapse. Check out these and other headlines in Pacific Union's weekly Real Estate Roundup.
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