Thursday, November 16, 2017

First-Time and Bay Area Homebuyers Have Much to Lose From Proposed Tax Changes

From the Pacific Union blog:
Last week, the House Republicans released their much-anticipated tax reform proposal.  The plan proposes to cut the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from 35 percent and reorganize individual tax rates from seven brackets into four.  Taxes are a complicated subject and with any sweeping change such as the proposed reforms, the devil is in the details.  While the proposal promises to save an American family an average of $1,182 per year, some of the proposed changes could be devasting for current and future California homeowners. Read all the details.... http://bit.ly/2ASsZgO

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Real Estate Roundup: East Bay City Named One of the Nation’s Most Livable

From the Pacific Union blog:
Fremont Ranked as America's Second Most Livable City
Fremont was recently named the least stressed-out place in America and now another study calls the Alameda County city one of the country's most livable.  That's according to an analysis by SmartAsset, which ranks the nation's 25 most livable cities based on six criteria - including access to jobs, income after housing expenses and walkability - on a scale of zero to 100.  Read more . . .
http://bit.ly/2zpbJ4R



Sunday, October 29, 2017

Master Bathroom Remodeling Costs Are the Highest in San Francisco

From the Pacific Union blog:
Homeowners in the San Francisco metro area who overhaul a large bathroom spend an average of      $34,000, $13,000 more than the national average. Bathroom remodels in San Francisco are estimated to net a return on investment of more than 90 percent. Baby boomers spend almost twice as much as millennials when renovating a master bathroom, driven by aging-in-place plans. Read all the details at http://bit.ly/2z29Ien .  For more information on this and all your real estate needs, call FRITZ.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Companies Offer the Nation’s Best Work-Life Balance

From the Pacific Union blog:
Bay Are employees enjoy the best work-life balance in the U.S. while three communities in Contra Costa and Alameda counties are named to a list of the best small cities for families.  Read all about it in Pacific Union's latest Real Estate Roundup. http://bit.ly/2iow17D


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Please Donate to Pacific Union’s Wine Country Relief Fund

All of us at Pacific Union would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to everyone afflected by the wildfires that have devasted Napa and Sonoma counties this week.  To help our colleagues in the North Bay get back on their feet, we have established the Pacific Union Wine Country Relief Fund.
Mail checks with this memo: Wine Country Relief Fund:
Pacific Union
3333 Mendocino Avenue #220
Santa Rosa, CA  95430
Thank you!!



Thursday, September 28, 2017

U.S. Home Prices Up, Sales Down in August

From the Pacific Union blog:
Four major trends persisited for the national housing market in August:  rising prices, declining inventory, slowing sales and strong buyer demand. Read all the details at: http://bit.ly/2wnIElQ
For more information about buying and selling a home, call FRITZ

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Best Bay Area Fall 2017 Events

Just because summer is ending doesn't mean there aren't plenty of things to do across the Bay Area and the Lake Tahoe region.  We've curated a list of the many festivals and events recommended by our local offices.  Find our suggestions online at http://pacunion.us/2vQxFFj .  For help with all your real estate needs, call FRITZ.



Sunday, September 10, 2017

Why Do Bay Area Homeowners Sell, and Where Do They Move?


Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp digs into transaction data to find out what factors motivate Bay Area homeowners to sell and where they go when they do.  Read her analysis exclusively at http://pacunion.us/2wten5C . For more information on buying or selling a home, call FRITZ