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Archive for February 28, 2013

California Housing Shortage Holds Back Sales

lisasheppard | February 28, 2013
Between January 2012 and January 2013, San Francisco home sales jumped 31.1 percent, a marked departure from the statewide norm. A typical seasonal slowdown coupled with an exceptionally tight supply of available homes for sale held back Cal...

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Pacific Union’s Monthly Real Estate Update

lisasheppard | February 21, 2013
Home sales typically slow during the winter months, but Pacific Union’s real estate markets in the Bay Area and Tahoe/Truckee have stayed busy through January (and on into February), with buyers eager to make purchase offers even as the inv...

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Bad Neighbors Can Lower Property Values

lisasheppard | February 8, 2013
An overgrown yard may be more than an eyesore. When you're checking out a home for sale, check out your potential new neighbors, too. Bad neighbors can lower a home’s value as much as any physical defect, according to the Appraisal Institu...

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