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Investors Find Plenty to Like With Real Estate

lisasheppard | August 28, 2013
California real estate remains an attractive option for investors, who report a 14 percent median rate of return on their investments. A recent survey by the California Association of Realtors found that two-thirds of investors who worked wi...

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Real Estate Roundup: US Home Prices Approach All-Time Peak

lisasheppard | August 27, 2013
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes data that indicates U.S. home prices are only 7 percent shy of their record highs, set in 2006. In addition, despite California's robust real estate market, on...

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Meet the 10 Bay Area Cities With the Hottest Home-Price Gains

lisasheppard | August 26, 2013
Median home prices in the entire nine-county Bay Area experienced solid year-over-year increases in July, up 24.2 percent from the same month in 2012. All six counties within Pacific Union’s Bay Area region also saw double-digit price spike...

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Pacific Union Named One of Fastest-Growing US Companies

lisasheppard | August 22, 2013
We're excited to announce that Pacific Union has been included in this year's Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the fastest-growing companies in the country based on revenue growth. We are the only full-service real estate brokerage in the Bay Area...

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As Real Estate Markets Evolve, Buying a Home Takes Longer

lisasheppard | August 21, 2013
Buyers today typically mull over thoughts of homeownership for nearly six months before reaching out to a real estate professional for advice. That's nearly twice as long as one year ago, as buyers react cautiously to today's real estate envi...

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Pacific Union’s July Real Estate Update

lisasheppard | August 16, 2013
Though median prices in many of our Bay Area markets experienced a slight midsummer cooling from June to July, homes are still in high demand, as low inventory levels and above-list sales prices attest. SONOMA COUNTY The Sonoma County mar...

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The Bay Area’s Hottest Real Estate Markets

lisasheppard | August 14, 2013
Over the past year, Bay Area homes have become an extremely valuable commodity, as buyers grapple not only with rising prices but also slim supply. For the period ending July 2013, the average months’ supply of inventory (MSI) for single-fa...

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