Thursday, March 23, 2017

Real Estate Roundup: Spring Homebuying Season Starts Early This Year

From the Pacific Union blog:
Spring has officially arrived, but U.S. real estate activity was already heating up in February.  Also, your credit score might soon get a boost, as the major reporting agencies are relaxing a standard.  Get a quick rundown of the latest headlines in Pacific Union's Real estate roundup.  It's on line at http://pacunion.us/2mYGBCo .  For more on this and all your real estate needs, call FRITZ.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Federal Reserve Sizes Up the Economy: All Quiet on the Western Front

From the Pacific Union blog:
In a new Straight Talk column, Pacific Union Economist Selma Hepp weighs in on the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates earlier this week and what it might mean for home sales activity.  Read all about it at http://pacunion.us/2mXYXDD
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Friday, March 10, 2017

Bay Area Home Sales Continue to Decline in February, but Signs Point to Strong Spring

From the Pacific Union blog:
Bay Area home sales declined year over year in February, though recent open-house activity in one local county suggests another busy spring.  Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp offers an expert, in-depth analysis of the latest real estate statistics in a new Straight Talk column.  http://pacunion.us/2maidGe   

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pets Have a Big Say in the Homes We Buy, Sell and Remodel

From the Pacific Union blog:
Eight out of 10 respondents to a recent National Association of Realtors survey said that pet-related considerations play a role when deciding on their next living situation.  The full story is on Pacific Union's blog at http://pacunion.us/2l17ggG .  For moe information on buying or selling your home, call FRITZ.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

First-Time Buyers Overestimate Down-Payment Size

From the Pacific Union blog:
The vast majority of Americans who don't own a home want to purchase one in the future, although affordability is a primary concern.  The down payment, however, may not be as big of a hurdle as many first-time buyers believe.  Read more at http://pacunion.us/2lbk3vt .  For more information about this and all your real estate needs, call FRITZ.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Forecast: U.S. Home Sales and Prices to Rise in 2017


From the Pacific Union blog:
U.S. home sales volume and prices should continue to increase this year, although rising mortgage rates and declining affordability will prove challenging - particularly in expensive markets like the Bay Area. For the outlook, go to http://pacunion.us/2k4hdJN .  For more information contact FRITZ.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Election Outcome and Rising Mortgage Rates Temporarily Slow Bay Area Home Sales

From the Pacific Union blog:
Home sales across the Bay Area declined more than usual in the final month of 2016.  Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp takes a look behind the numbers in her latest analysis.  Read the full story at http://pacunion.us/2j0KMsO

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New Year Resolutions for Homebuyers and Sellers


From the Pacific Union blog:
Maybe you've been thinking about buying a home in 2017 - or selling one.  Now is a good time to set some realistic real estate goals (call them resolutions, if it helps!) for the weeks and months ahead. Here are some ideas to help you get started.  For more, go to http://pacunion.us/2hC8AH7
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