Pacific Union Weekly Update

Wealthy Americans Propel Vacation Home Sales to New High
One in five U.S. properties sold in 2014 was a vacation home, the result of a thriving economy and strong consumer confidence. Read more at http://bit.ly/1JUFCp5

California, Bay Area Job Markets Continue to Gain Momentum in March
Unemployment dropped from February to March across the Golden State and all Bay Area counties, with Contra Costa being the latest to reach full-employment status. Get the numbers at http://bit.ly/1J6ovR2

Artificial Grass Growing as a Drought-Era Option in Bay Area
With lawn care accounting for more than one-third of urban water use, it may be time for some Bay Area residents to consider replacing their thirsty lawns with artificial grass. Read more at http://bit.ly/1I2ZRUu 

Palo Alto’s Community Center Neighborhood Packs Plentiful Perks for Families
Access to top-performing schools and a bounty of indoor and outdoor activities for children make Palo Alto’s centrally located Community Center neighborhood popular with local families. Read our neighborhood profile at http://bit.ly/1EQVhYE 

Real Estate Roundup: Some High-End Bay Area Homebuyers Heading Inland
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that high-end home sales in the Sacramento area surged in the first quarter, thanks in part to buyers from the Bay Area. Also, San Francisco and Oakland rank among the top five pet-friendliest cities in the U.S. for renters. Get all the week’s top news at http://bit.ly/1FKIOVl


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