Pacific Union’s July 2014 Real Estate Update

Pacific Union’s July 2014 Real Estate Update

Wine Country real estate was red-hot as the third quarter began, with home prices reaching yearly highs in our Napa County, Sonoma County, and Sonoma Valley regions. Get all the latest market data for homes in the Bay Area and the Tahoe/Truckee region in Pacific Union’s July 2014 Real Estate Update. Get the latest facts and figures at

Investors Slowly Back Off as California Home Prices Rise

Investors Slowly Back Off as California Home Prices Rise

Rising prices are curtailing investment activity as the California housing market recovery continues. That’s proving especially true in expensive Bay Area markets like Silicon Valley. Read more at



Some home-improvement projects will go a long way to helping your property stand out from the rest. Find out which ones are currently giving sellers the most bang for their buck in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and surrounding areas.

Home Prices Are Climbing At A Steady Rate. Buying Is Still Cheaper Than Leasing

Home Prices Are Climbing At A Steady Rate. Buying Is Still Cheaper Than Leasing

Even though prices have been climbing steadily, buying a home in the Bay Area is still cheaper than leasing one. Pacific Union explains:

Some Remodeling Projects Pay Off Better Than Others, Survey Finds


If you’re thinking of undertaking a remodeling project before putting your home on the market, you may want to know which jobs offer the most return on investment. We take a look at which home improvements give owners the most bang for the buck in the San Francisco area – online at

Looking for a Home, Like Looking for Love, Is an Affair of the Heart


Here’s a Valentine’s Day revelation: A recent survey found that prospective homebuyers frequently develop “crushes” on certain properties and drive by or hit the Internet for a second or third look while technically still playing the field. Learn more about love and real estate at

Luxury Home Roundup

Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Luxury Home Sales Reach Record Highs
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that homes priced at more than $2 million sold like hotcakes throughout the Bay Area in 2013. And another study points to one reason why — the bustling Silicon Valley economy, which is back at dot-com-era highs. Get all the news at

Home Prices Increase For The 9th Straight Month

San Francisco Metro Area Posts Big Home Price Increases for Ninth Straight Month
The most recent S&P/Case-Shiller report shows that San Francisco year-over-year home prices rose 23 percent in November, the ninth consecutive month of 20-plus percent increases. We took things a step further and compared how yearly price gains stacked up across our individual Bay Area regions. Get the full story at

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San Francisco Condominium Development Still Lagging Demand

Demand for San Francisco housing is booming along with the Bay Area job market, and condo developers stand to make a handy profit on new units in the City by the Bay. But the supply of San Francisco condominiums for sale continues to lag. San Francisco County added some 40,000 jobs from early 2012 to March 2013, and developers need to build around 10,000 new units a year to house those workers. Read more at

Good News From The October Housing Front

Pacific Union’s October Real Estate Update

After seasonal September dips, median home prices rebounded in Contra Costa County; the East Bay; and Marin, Napa, and Sonoma counties. And prices in our Silicon Valley region reached yearly highs. Get a comprehensive look at last month’s Bay Area real estate picture in Pacific Union’s October Real Estate Update. Get the details at


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