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Silicon Valley Home Sales Activity Slows but Not in All Price RangesPacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp dives into slowing sales trends in certain segments of the Silicon Valley housing market and offers a look at what to expect moving forward. Read her analysis at http://pacunion.us/2ep8Lkt
Which Bay Area Communities Are Growing the Fastest?Plentiful jobs continue to bring highly paid workers from across the globe to the Bay Area, which will likely translate to more strong demand for housing for the foreseeable future. And three Silicon Valley communities are doing particularly well...
San Francisco Returns to Top of Hottest U.S. Housing Markets RankingsSan Francisco, which lost its title as the hottest U.S. real estate market to a Bay Area suburb back in the spring, returned to the head of the class in September, coinciding with a miniature Indian summer heat wave in Northern ...
Affordability Improves in Parts of the Bay Area but Remains Low Although about half of Bay Area counties saw modest housing affordability improvements in the third quarter, the average household can expect to shell out a hefty percentage of its income in order to own a home. Get the full story at...
Proud to Be a Californian: State Among the Nation’s Fastest-Growing EconomiesTech-based economies like the Bay Area are among the fastest-growing in the U.S. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp offers her take on the current state and future of the California economy, now the world's sixth l...
What's the Value of Your Home? It Depends on Who's Doing the EstimatingIf you're looking to sell your home, the danger of underestimating its value is obvious: You risk losing money on the sale. But pricing your home too high can bring problems, too. Here's a look at how to get an accurate estima...
Closed Home Loan Activity Is Among Nation’s Lowest for Bay Area MillennialsSky-high real estate prices are keeping the vast majority of young buyers on the sidelines of the Bay Area housing market in 2016, with the San Francisco metro area posting one of the smallest percentages of closed home lo...
What Does the “Shift” in the Housing Market Really Mean?It has become evident during the current recovery that U.S. regional housing markets are highly different, and what happens in one market may have no bearing on others. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp explains why and examines Bay A...
Suburban Bay Area City Now Ranks as Nation's Hottest Housing Market Demand for Northern California real estate remains as intense as ever, with relatively affordable Bay Area bedroom communities commanding the most interest in the country in May. Get the full story at http://pacunion.us/1RMVzQm
Positive Trends in Venture-Capital Activity to Impact Bay Area’s Tech Employment Despite a slowdown in venture-capital funding and tech-company IPOs, the Bay Area's economy remains in a position of strength. Pacific Union's Vice President of Business Intelligence and Chief Economist Selma Hepp ex...