Saturday, April 21, 2018

Pacific Union Quarterly Report: Q1 2018 East Bay

From the Pacific Union blog:
The East Bay's housing market continued to maintain it's strong momentum in the first quarter.  While the number of sales in more affordable market segments lagged due to continually falling inventory, sales of homes priced above $1 million surged.  following Silicon Valley, the East Bay saw the second highest increase in sales of homes above $1 million. 
Read all the details at https://bit.ly/2F6uVTR



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Most Americans Believe They Are Adept at Home Repairs — Particularly Millennials

From the pacific Union blog:
Millennials are more likely than other generations to describe themselves as handy around the house, although they actually have the least experience at do-it-yourself projects.  Millenials are also three times less likely to call a handyman than baby boomers, perhaps deterred by costs.  Read more https://bit.ly/2qGnuOT. For help with all your real estate needs, call FRITZ.



Thursday, April 5, 2018

Bay Area, California Homebuyers Lead the Nation for Down-Payment Size

From the Pacific Union blog:
If you're planning to shop for a home in the Bay Area this spring, you would do well to have more than $200,000 in the bank for a down payment.  Buyers in the San Jose metropolitan area are currently shelling out the largest down payments in America, an average of 23.9 percent.  As the country's most expensive housing market, with a median list price of $1.2 million, San Jose homebuyers are placing down payments of $257,000.  Read more at https://bit.ly/2GAEcJF . For more information about this and all your real estate needs, call FRITZ.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

4427 Moraga Avenue, Oakland

New Listing!  4427 Moraga Avenue, Oakland.  Offered at $749,000.
This charming bungalow is close to city conveniences and features gorgeous living and dining room built-ins with original detailing, fireplace, gleaming oak floors, big country kitchen and breakfast nook. Also features a huge, non-conforming rumpus/office/family room space with separate entrance and a huge deck and yard.  Contact FRITZ for more information, to schedule a tour.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bay Area Luxury Home Sales Doubled in February

From the Pacific Union blog:
Bay Area homebuyer demand remained strong in February despite concers over tax changes, rising mortgage rate and stock market volatility.  While overall activity remained flat year over year in February, sales of homes priced above $3 million doubled to about 126 for the eight-county Bay Area (excluding Solano County).  Read more at . . . http://bit.ly/2FOSQwn .  Call FRITZ for more information on this and all your real estate needs.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Outsourcing Home-Maintenance Tasks: How Much Should You Expect to Pay Each Year?

From the Pacific Union blog:
Homeowners who hire a housekeeping service can expect to fork over nearly $300 each month.  Find out how much it costs to outsource some other common home-maintenance jobs. Read more at:
http://bit.ly/2tcn5Y6


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pacific Union’s January 2018 Real Estate Update

From the Pacific Union blog:
The median sales price rose on an annual basis in January in almost every Bay Area region in which Pacific Union operates.  Get the latest market data you need to make an informed homebuying or selling decision in Pacific Union's January Real Estate Update.  Read about your area at http://bit.ly/2EKdUDI .


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Say What? A Guide to Real Estate Lingo

While house hunting, you may hear words and phrases that you have not heard before.  Check out our guide to understanding some of the more vague or confusing real estate terms. We've collected a few commonly used words and phrases, along with their descriptions as they relate to the world of real estate.  For help with your real estate needs, call FRITZ for in-depth answers to all your questions.
 http://bit.ly/2Cn60Ks