Bay Area Real Estate Ends 2015 on a Hot Note

Like in previous months, more than half of the nation’s most in-demand real estate markets are located in California as December comes to a close, with Bay Area cities claiming the top three spots. In a recurring monthly analysis, Realtor.com names … Continue reading

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

Golden State Real Estate Markets Stay Sizzling in June

Demand for homes in California showed no sign of cooling as summer officially began, with three Bay Area cities named among the nation’s five most booming real estate markets. In a new report, Realtor.com ranks the hottest U.S. real estate markets … Continue reading

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 … 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

REAL ESTATE MARKETING DRONES SPOTTED IN CONTRA COSTA COMMUNITY

Back in December, we relayed how an Illinois real estate agent had constructed drones for the purposes of taking aerial photographs of his listings. It seems the same idea has taken wing and flown west, landing in the Contra Costa County community … Continue reading

SILICON VALLEY ECONOMY EXPLODING

The current tech boom is bringing high wages and low unemployment rates to Silicon Valley, so much so that a recent SFGate article claims that its economy has returned to heights seen in the dot-com era. Using data from Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual … 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

Home Prices Are Rising in Palo Alto’s Popular Crescent Park Neighborhood

With handsome homes situated on large lots but still just a short stroll from happening downtown Palo Alto, quiet Crescent Park is one of the northern Santa Clara County city’s most coveted neighborhoods. Separated from neighboring Menlo Park (and San Mateo County) to the north by … Continue reading

Remodel or Move Up?

Have you noticed lately how it seems that everywhere you look people are either remodeling their existing homes or considering a new one? Not surprising when you look at what is happening in Marin Real estate. The local real estate … Continue reading