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Marketing Reports

Sonoma County Median Home Prices Hit $600,000

July 15th, 2016   by lisasheppard

Sonoma County’s housing market hit another milestone in June — the county’s median home price reached $600,000.  Just a few months back, the median price was $579,000, but home prices in Sonoma County continue to trend upwards.  The new median price represents a 10% increase from last year, and is only 3% below the county’s all-time median price of $619,000 in August 2005.  Inventory remains fairly low, and the average amount of days on the market is 45 days.  However, experts forecast that the county will only see moderate growth in home prices in the future.

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Sonoma County Home Prices Go Higher, Stay Higher

June 14th, 2016   by lisasheppard

The county’s median price now stands at $580,500 which is just 7% below the record high of $619,000 set in August 2005.  Sonoma County housing market recovery is going strong with home prices consistently higher than the year prior for the last 48 months.

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What’s California Real Estate Going To Do in 2016?

October 20th, 2015   by lisasheppard

California’s housing market is expected to improve in 2016, but a shortage of available inventory and continuing high costs are expected to limit the price growth, according to a report released last Thursday by the California Association of Realtors.

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Pacific Union Quarterly Report: Q2 2015

July 24th, 2015   by lisasheppard



After a slow first quarter, home sales picked up in Pacific Union’s Sonoma County region during the second quarter. The number of available homes rose above first-quarter levels but still lagged behind totals recorded one year earlier. The tight supply kept buyers scrambling and guaranteed multiple offers for the most attractive homes on the market, helping to drive the median sales price up moderately.

Fewer lower-priced homes were available than in past quarters: The short sales and foreclosures that dominated the market several years ago have all been sold, and price appreciation moved the market higher. Homes selling for $900,000 to $2 million had the highest increase in sales during the second quarter, while the number of homes priced below $400,000 shrunk by almost one-half.

Looking Forward: July and August typically see fewer sales, but we expect real estate activity to once again pick up by mid-September. Sellers will still have the upper hand in the third quarter, but Sonoma County will continue to move toward a more balanced market, and buyers will have increased negotiating room. Home shoppers will be plentiful, spurred by the probability of rising mortgage rates. Sellers who put their homes on the market at a fair price will likely see multiple offers and a quick sale.

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Real Estate Roundup: U.S Foreclosures Drop to Decade Low

July 23rd, 2015   by lisasheppard


Recent news of interest to home buyers, home sellers, and the home-curious: U.S. and California foreclosure starts have reached precession lows, Google’s stock price has climbed to a record high, and mega-basements are all the rage in Silicon Valley.

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Pacific Union Now Ranks in the Top 10 U.S. Brokerages for Sales Volume

April 13th, 2015   by lisasheppard

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One of the many reasons I’m so glad to be a part of the Pacific Union team:

Pacific Union has moved up the ranks of RISMedia’s 2014 Power Broker list and the latest REAL Trends 500 list and is now one of the 10 largest brokerages in the U.S. as measured by sales volume.

The firm has experienced in excess of 20 percent annual growth for the fifth consecutive year since the acquisition from GMAC Homes Services in 2009 and has accomplished these results organically, without acquiring other companies.

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7 of 9 Bay Area Counties Now at Full Employment

April 13th, 2015   by lisasheppard


Unemployment rates dropped from January to February in all nine Bay Area counties, one more reason that demand for local real estate should remain high as the busy spring buying season kicks into gear.

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High Housing Costs Holding Back California Economy, Study Says

April 10th, 2015   by lisasheppard


California has some of the most expensive housing prices in the U.S., a metric that could be keeping the state’s vibrant economy — already the world’s eighth largest — from reaching its full potential.

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Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Among Top 5 U.S. Spots for Gen Xers

February 23rd, 2015   by lisasheppard


Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that major Bay Area regions have some of the largest pools of Gen X homebuyers in the nation. Also, January’s excellent U.S. employment numbers have already begun to affect mortgage rates.

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U.S. Consumer Income Confidence Hits 5-Year High

February 19th, 2015   by lisasheppard


Americans are currently more optimistic about their personal financial situations than at any time in the past five years, and that positive outlook should help fuel housing activity in 2015, say results from a recent Fannie Mae consumer poll. That certainly seems to be the case in Oakland, where job growth has led to one of the largest annual asking price gains in the nation.

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