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The Federal Reserve Sizes Up the Economy: All Quiet on the Western FrontPacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp breaks down the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates for the second time and what it could mean for the Bay Area's housing market. You’ll find it exclusively on the Pacif...
03/22/2017
San Francisco Homeowner Remodeling Spend Is Among the Nation's HighestU.S. home-remodeling spend has surpassed its previous peak, as owners in metro areas like San Francisco, where both home values and incomes are high, spare no expense on upgrades. For more information, go to http://pacunion.us/...
03/07/2017
This Old House: Tips for Maintaining an Older HomeOlder homes are beautiful and often full of character, history, and charm, but they have unique needs when it comes to care, repairs, and maintenance. If you're considering purchasing an older or historic home, it can be helpful to get a high-leve...
02/27/2017
Real Estate Roundup: Two Bay Area Suburbs Are Among the Nation's Most Sought-AfterSuburban 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 Uni...
02/21/2017
Pacific Union's January 2017 Real Estate UpdateThe median sales price for homes in Pacific Union's Napa County, Silicon Valley, and Sonoma Valley regions climbed to one-year highs in the first month of 2017, while low inventory remains a challenge for the region. See how activity played out acros...
02/14/2017
Forecast: U.S. Home Sales and Prices to Rise in 2017U.S. home sales volume and prices should continue to increase this year, although rising mortgage rates and declining affordability will prove challenging – particularly in expensive markets like the Bay Area. For the outlook, go to http://pacun...
02/07/2017
California’s Job Growth Slows in December but Ends 2016 Stronger Than the U.S.Despite a slower addition of jobs in December than in other months, the Golden State's employment growth is still outpacing the U.S. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp takes a look at the latest numbers. You’ll fi...
01/31/2017
Most Bay Area Home-Remodeling Jobs Projected to Pay Back in 2017Homeowners in the nation's hottest real estate markets can expect to reap substantial returns on home-renovation projects that they undertake this year, with the majority of jobs in San Francisco and San Jose projected to earn back 1...
01/23/2017
Election Outcome and Rising Mortgage Rates Temporarily Slow Bay Area Home SalesHome sales across the Bay Area declined more than usual in the final month of 2016. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp takes a look behind the numbers in her latest analysis. Read the full story at http://pacunio...
01/16/2017
Bay Area Projected to Lead U.S. for Home Price Gains in 2017Home price appreciation in the San Francisco and San Jose metro areas is expected to more than double the national rate this year, while rising mortgage rates will shut more first-time buyers out of the housing market. Get the full story...
01/10/2017
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