Homeowners who hire a housekeeping service can expect to fork over nearly $300 each month. Find out how much it costs to outsource some common home-maintenance jobs.
Real Estate Trends
Having excellent credit is a key factor in obtaining a mortgage, so it comes as welcome news for the economy and the housing market that Americans' credit scores rose again in 2017, though the fact that debt has reached a record high somewhat tempers the picture.
A new report forecasts that first-time homebuyer activity will increase this year, and if that comes to pass, one reason may be because millennials' financial-planning habits have notably improved over the past few years.
Good news for Bay Area homeowners whose list of 2018 new year's resolutions includes a renovation project: Most improvements are expected to turn a profit at the time of sale.
Last fall, a survey found that San Francisco homeowners spend the most money in the U.S. when remodeling their homes' master bathrooms, and it turns out that the same trend applies to kitchens.
Following our two live November events, Pacific Union has produced six exclusive regional real estate and economic forecasts to 2020 for the Bay Area and Los Angeles County in partnership with John Burns Real Estate Consulting.
More than half of millennials and older adults prefer neighborhoods that allow them to walk to amenities such as restaurants and shops, and they are willing to spend more money on housing to live in such communities.
The average U.S. down-payment size reached a new high in the third quarter, with Silicon Valley homebuyers putting down 12 times the national amount.
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