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Real Estate Roundup: Nearly Half of Young Americans Live With Their ParentsMore millennials are living with their parents than at any time since before World War II, while mortgage rates continued to climb as the year ended. Get the lowdown in Pacific Union's inaugural Real Estate Roundup of 2017...
Blended, Golden, and Sophisticated: 2017 Interior-Design TrendsGold accents, mixed metals, and darker bathrooms are on the list of home-decor trends to expect in the upcoming year. Read more at http://pacunion.us/2hISNVz
The Federal Reserve's D-Day: Interest-Rate Hike Reflects Confidence in the U.S. EconomyIn her latest analysis, Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp breaks down the Federal Reserve's decision to increase interest rates. Read it at http://pacunion.us/2hpEzso
Bay Area Homebuyers Push November Sales 10 Percent Higher Than Last YearPacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines November home sales trends across the Bay Area and individual counties. Get her expert take on the numbers and what they mean at http://pacunion.us/2hlkUe4
U.S. Home Prices Still Substantially Short of Pre-recession PeaksEven with the rapid appreciation seen across the country over the past few years, home prices are still quite a bit lower than levels recorded a decade ago. And despite mortgage rates that are already rising, affordability is improv...
Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Homes Are Selling Faster Than Anywhere ElseBay Area homebuyers wasted no time in October, with properties in the San Francisco and San Jose metro areas selling at the nation's fastest clip. Check out the latest headlines of note in Pacific Union's weekly Real Estate ...
California at the Bottom for U.S. Housing AffordabilityThe Golden State's lack of affordable housing has been in the spotlight lately, and a third-quarter index underscores that point, with nine California cities ranking among the country's 10 least affordable markets. For more on the story, go t...
The Trump Era: What the Disruption Could Mean for the Economy and Housing MarketPacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp offers her perspective on what the presidential election's unexpected outcome might mean for the economy and housing market. Read her analysis at http://pacunion.us/2fKOl6c
Bay Area Wage Growth Outpaces U.S., Other Large CitiesBay Area employees have enjoyed larger wage gains over the past year than workers in other top-tier American metro areas, and the positions with the most income growth may come as a surprise to many local residents. Read more at http://pacunio...
Real Estate Roundup: Home Sales, Homeownership RisingWestern states posted a strong rise in pending home sales in September, the biggest regional increase in the U.S. Also, homeownership is edging higher across the U.S., and San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood gets a recommendation for H...