Thinking of adding solar panels to the roof of your house? They're a great way to help the environment and cut energy bills, but a recent new report cautions that leased solar systems could turn off some homebuyers down the road.
Bay Area home prices continued to climb higher in March, with the median price of all sales up 33 percent from a year earlier, according to the California Association of Realtors. All nine Bay Area counties posted double-digit increases.
Strong price growth in California and other Western states helped the U.S. see its biggest year-over-year jump in home prices in almost seven years.
Rising prices helped lift 1.7 million homes above water in 2012, according to a new report, and an additional 5 percent rise in prices will restore positive equity to another 1.8 million homes.
The number of Bay Area homes selling for $1 million and higher skyrocketed 39 percent last year, a clear sign of the region's strong economy as well as its bright prospects for 2013.
When you're checking out a home for sale, check out your potential new neighbors, too. Bad neighbors can lower a home’s value as much as any physical defect, according to the Appraisal Institute.
With the U.S. economy on the mend and home prices rising, many home sellers are entering a sweet spot where they’re able to get desired sale prices and then save tens of thousands of dollars as they trade up to more attractive homes themselves.
Historical data from the Case-Shiller home price index reveals the extent of the housing market collapse five years ago as well as the strength of the recovery now under way.
Home prices rose solidly in six of Pacific Union's seven real estate markets in July. Napa County led the pack, with the median home price jumping nearly 24 percent in one year.
For all the attention paid to U.S. home prices, it's remarkable how the numbers tracked by economists and government agencies vary so wildly. Instead of looking at national averages, here at Pacific Union we look locally for a story you won't find anywhere else.
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