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.
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For the most part, the number of Bay Area homes for sale did not improve in the second quarter from one year earlier, pushing prices up again. Get all the last data, plus expert commentary from Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp, in our second-quarter real estate report.
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.
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.
July 12, 2016 • Posted in Economic & Employment News
California's thriving economy was the nation's fastest growing last year, helping to push the state higher up on the list of global economic powerhouses. Bay Area counties are leading the charge, but the breakneck job growth is creating housing challenges for the region.
May 26, 2016 • Posted in East Bay
Schools, a nearby thriving commercial strip, and attractive homes all make Berkeley's Thousand Oaks a popular place to settle down, and its geology lends the neighborhood a unique, rugged appearance. But as in other sought-after East Bay enclaves, home shoppers should be prepared for plenty of competition.
March 17, 2016 • Posted in San Francisco
Located south of Bernal Heights and north of Crocker-Amazon, San Francisco's Excelsior neighborhood is a mostly residential enclave that is growing in popularity with families, thanks in part to its relative affordability.
February 24, 2016 • Posted in Consumer Advice
The Bay Area's excellent public-transit systems earn two local cities high rankings among a list of the nation's best, a factor that can play an important role for local homebuyers hoping to stay off the freeways.
February 17, 2016 • Posted in East Bay
The island city of Alameda is no longer a local secret. It has become a highly desirable location for both East Bay homebuyers and those coming from San Francisco, and its East End neighborhood offers plenty of big pluses.
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