Home-Remodeling Spend Surges, as Baby Boomers Lead the Way

May 8, 2017   by Tom LeMieux
Happy National Home Improvement Month: Increasing home equity and confidence in the U.S. housing market helped lift remodeling spend significantly over the past year, with another boost expected in the coming year. That’s......
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Two-Thirds of the Best-Paying U.S. Companies Call the Bay Area Home

May 2, 2017   by Tom LeMieux
For the second straight year, Bay Area-based tech heavyweights dominate the list of the nation’s highest-paying companies — good news for anyone who’s landed a job at one of them considering the region’s extremely high......
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Real Estate Roundup: U.S. Home Sales Remain at the Highest Point Since Previous Boom

April 24, 2017   by Tom LeMieux
Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious. U.S., BAY AREA HOUSING MARKETS ARE MOVING SWIFTLY THIS SPRING Despite rising home prices across the country, sales remained at the......
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Lawn Care: Know the Difference Between Not Enough and Too Much

April 20, 2017   by Tom LeMieux
Lawn-care experts will tell you that all landscaping mistakes by homeowners ultimately come down to two errors: not paying enough attention to your home’s outdoor space, and paying too much attention to it. For every neglected,......
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Bay Area Home Sales Volume Surges This Spring

April 17, 2017   by Tom LeMieux
After a particularly rainy January and February, Bay Area home sales jumped in March as the region dried out a bit, although low inventory and the consequent affordability conditions are likely to stifle activity across the region and the......
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Pacific Union Quarterly Report: Q1 2017

April 13, 2017   by Selma Hepp, Pacific Union Chief Economist
The median home sales price increased in all of Pacific Union’s real estate markets on an annual basis in the first quarter of 2017. Five regions saw double-digit-percent year-over-year appreciation: the East Bay, the Mid-Peninsula,......
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Real Estate Roundup: San Francisco Housing Affordability Improves in the First Quarter

April 10, 2017   by Tom LeMieux
Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious. ALL BAY AREA COUNTIES EXCEED MAXIMUM MORTGAGE DEBT-TO-INCOME THRESHOLD San Francisco was California’s least-affordable housing......
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Americans Are Upbeat About Housing and the Economy as the First Quarter Ends

April 6, 2017   by Tom LeMieux
The first quarter of 2017 officially wraps up tomorrow, and consumers are feeling good about the state of the economy and the housing market, even as more mortgage-rate hikes loom. The National Association of Realtors’ first-quarter......
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Wage Growth Helps Boost First-Time Homebuyer Activity

April 4, 2017   by Tom LeMieux
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......
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Real Estate Roundup: San Francisco Housing Affordability Improves in the First Quarter

March 30, 2017   by Tom LeMieux
Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious. ALL BAY AREA COUNTIES EXCEED MAXIMUM MORTGAGE DEBT-TO-INCOME THRESHOLD San Francisco was California’s least-affordable housing......
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