Bay Area Home Sales Activity in July

  Finally, More Bay Area Housing Inventory Arrives After 16 Months of Declines. Read more on the @bethanywpatten blog. Executive Summary: The Bay Area’s decline in home sales (including single-family and condominiums) improved in July, with only 3 percent less activity year over year after a 13 percent decline in June. Sales of homes priced above …

The Ultimate Online Real Estate Marketplace

Introducing Private View. The Ultimate Online Real Estate Marketplace   Pacific Union International has created a unique alternative to traditional home selling strategies. Our exclusive Private View™ program brings together home buyers and sellers before the properties are widely marketed to the public. Our Private View™ listings are seen only on our website. View it …

Pacific Union’s July 2018 Real Estate Update

  San Francisco single-family homes posted the largest annual price gain in the Bay Area in July, up by 19.6 percent year over year to $1,675,000. Sellers received 111.1 percent of original price, mostly in line with premiums recorded over the previous 12 months.     Condominium prices in San Francisco trended in the opposite …

Private Dreams and Public Ideals in San Francisco

What a family’s story says about a city of romantic delusions and hazardous fortunes. Romantic ideas of life, unlike pragmatic ones, concern the bridging of distance to find your tribe, your place, your private order. During San Francisco’s postwar years, romanticism of this kind flourished as the city turned into a crucial testing ground for …

Californians Carry Among the Nation’s Least Student Debt

Californians doing well when it comes to managing student debt. Although student debt is widely considered one of the biggest hurdles preventing more first-time buyers from entering the housing market, Californians are making out quite well when compared with residents of other states. Read more on the @bethanywpatten blog #economy #PacUnion #bethanywpatten #student #debt #California  

International Real Estate Investor Activity Ticks Up in Golden State

    Although America’s housing inventory shortage caused foreign buyer activity to drop substantially last year, the share of overseas buyers who invested in California moved in the other direction.   Buyers from China remain the most active investors in U.S. real estate, while the national median home price again hit a new high in …