Bay Area Housing Markets Highly Unaffordable for Low-Down-Payment Buyers

Although nine out of 10 U.S. homes are more affordable than their historic averages for buyers using low-down-payment programs, that’s not the case here in the Bay Area, according to a recent report. In a study conducted with Down Payment … Continue reading

Real Estate Statistics April 2015

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Pacific Union Earns Prestigious Award for Custom Technology Tool

Pacific Union is pleased to share the news that we recently won a prestigious accolade for our custom-built digital tool, which allows real estate professionals to give high-quality client presentations with the click of a button. The Web Marketing Association … Continue reading

Worried About Interest Rates? Just Be Glad It’s Not the 1980s

Rising interest rates are a real concern today, but a recent blog post on Freddie Mac’s website helps put the topic in perspective. The average interest rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage this week was 4.4 percent, up from 4.32 percent last week … Continue reading

California, Bay Area Economic Recovery Still Going Strong

As we reported earlier this week, Freddie Mac recently issued a sunny 2014 forecast for the U.S. housing market but noted that job growth will play a key role in the ongoing recovery. California’s February unemployment report bolsters Freddie Mac’s optimistic outlook here in … Continue reading

Home Prices in Three Bay Area Counties Near the Million-Dollar Mark

If home prices in certain parts of the Bay Area continue their steady rise, even more buyers will find themselves staring at seven-figure price tags in the near future. Strong appreciation over the past year has pushed the median single-family … Continue reading

U.S. HOME PRICE GAINS BEST SINCE 2005

Home prices across the nation grew year over year for the 22nd straight month and saw the largest gains in eight years, according to CoreLogic’s December Home Price Index. “Last year, home prices rose 11 percent, the highest rate of annual … Continue reading

21 Reasons Marin County Is The Most Beautiful County

1. Sunrises. Flickr: arrighi / Creative Commons 2. The view of the Bridge from the Headlands. Flickr: opusbloo / Creative Commons 3. Except for when it gets shy. Flickr: pwinker / Creative Commons Which is also still very beautiful. 4. The Headlands in general. Flickr: l1mey / Creative … Continue reading

Real Estate Roundup: Lengthy Government Shutdown Could Stall Housing Recovery

Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious: PROLONGED GOVERNMENT CLOSURE MAY HINDER MORTGAGE LOANS The U.S. government shutdown, which began October 1, could prove to be more than just a temporary annoyance … Continue reading

Marin schools fare well in state test score rankings

Twenty-three Marin schools scored perfect 10s in school rankings based on test scores released Friday by the state Department of Education. Public school rankings, which are released each spring, range from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest possible … Continue reading