Join Us for a Twitter Chat: How to Buy, Sell & Finance a Home Read MoreJust Listed – Stunning Custom FarmhouseClick photograph to link to virtual tour Read MoreBerkeley’s Elmwood Neighborhood Offers Charming Homes, Busy Retail DistrictBerkeley's Elmwood neighborhood is a desirable destination, known for its mix of attractive, older homes, a vibrant restaurant and shopping district, and easy access to transportation. Read MoreProtect Your Home – Leslie Piper featured on KRON 4Read MoreHomebuyers Willing to Pay More in Tight MarketFaced with shrinking inventories and rising prices, homebuyers are increasingly willing to pay more for residential properties, a new survey says. Read MoreHave Low Housing Inventories Hit Bottom?Tight supplies of homes for sale have stymied would-be buyers in the Bay Area – and in many parts of California and the U.S. – for many long months. Have housing inventories finally hit bo… Read MoreCharming Homes, Gourmet Restaurants, & Great Transit in Oakland’s RockridgeWith its tree-lined streets, gourmet restaurants, charming homes, and great public transit, Rockridge remains one of Oakland’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Read MoreOpen Saturday & Sunday – 3473 Hamlin Road, LafayetteRead MoreConfidence in Rising Home Prices Tops 50%An April housing survey by Fannie Mae found that 51 percent of Americans expect home prices to climb at least 3 percent over the next year, a big jump in confidence from a year ago, when only 32 perce… Read MoreOne-Fifth of New Homes are ‘Green’Green housing projects accounted for 20 percent of all new-home construction in 2012 and could reach 38 percent in just three years. The payback: Energy-efficient features can add 9 percent to a home'… Read MorePacific Union’s April Real Estate UpdateApril home prices continued to post solid gains across the Bay Area and the Tahoe/Truckee region in April, with the median price for single-family homes reaching $1 million in San Francisco for the fi… Read MoreReal Estate Roundup: Home Ownership Declines, But Millennials Looking to BuyRecent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that homeownership has slipped to its lowest point since 1995. That report was tempered, however, by a surve… Read MoreBay Area’s Strong Economy, Rising Home Prices Attracting AttentionBoth The Wall Street Journal and USA Today have noted recently that rising home prices in the San Francisco metropolitan area are sustainable because of its strong economic base. Read MoreHomes for Sale Increasing Across Bay AreaAn increasing number of sellers are putting their homes on the market in Napa County this spring, and other regions in the Bay Area and Tahoe/Truckee are also seeing more homes for sale after months o… Read MoreReal Estate Roundup: Strong Forecast for Home Prices; Equity Loans Stage ComebackRecent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a forecast of 10 percent growth in home prices this year and 8 percent growth next year. Also, lenders are warming up… Read MoreTips to stand out in a competitive housing market Read MorePacific Union Quarterly Report: Q1 2013After record-breaking results in 2012, real estate activity in the first quarter suggests 2013 will once again reach new highs. Pacific Union’s Quarterly Real Estate Report has the facts and num… Read MoreThe Bay Area Sellers’ Market Heats UpIt has been a bitterly cold few years for would-be sellers in the Bay Area, but spring is bringing welcome warmth for both home values and buyer activity. Many homeowners who believe they are “u… Read MoreNavigate the New Rules of Real EstateRead MoreReal Estate Roundup: Home Sales Squeezed; Housing Rebound Boosts U.S. EconomyRecent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that a shortage of homes has held back sales for a second straight month. Also, Fannie Mae says the housing … Read MoreComing soon to Lafayette! Beautiful turn-key home in Burton ValleyRead MoreBay Area Included in Study That Links Public Transit With Stable Property ValuesAccess to public transportation keeps home prices stable, according to a recent study that found property values near public transit lines in the Bay Area outperformed other neighborhoods by 37 percen… Read MoreTight Supply of Homes Driving Prices Higher, Holding Back Sales in Bay Area, CaliforniaBay Area home prices continued to climb higher in March, with the median price of all sales up 33 percent from a year earlier, according to the California Association of Realtors. All nine Bay Area co… Read MoreReal Estate Roundup: Inventory Up, Foreclosures Down, Agents HappyRecent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that the number of available homes for sale in San Francisco was up 14 percent in March from February, but i… Read MoreU.S. Banks Bullish on Housing Recovery, Believe Rising Home Prices SustainableA recent survey of U.S. banks found that lenders are bullish on the housing recovery and confident that home prices are rising at a sustainable pace. Read MoreSurvey: Americans Increasingly Say Now Is a Good Time to Sell a HomeThe number of people who believe now is a good time to sell a home has nearly doubled over the past year, according to a new survey from Fannie Mae. Housing sentiment has been climbing steadily over t… Read MorePacific Union Moves Up Power Brokers ListRISMedia’s Real Estate Magazine has again named Pacific Union one of the nation’s top “Power Brokers." The company ranked 18th in the nation in sales, up from 23rd last year. In numb… Read MoreOpen Houses: 4 Steps To Get The Jump On The CompetitionRead MoreReal Estate Roundup: New Rental Homes Reach Capacity; Pending Sales RetreatRecent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that rental rates have stalled after investors bought millions of homes and converted them into rental prope… Read MoreJust Listed! $4,995,0000 – Stunning Custom-built Craftsman in LafayetteRead MoreWhat Words Will Make Your Real Estate Listing Get Noticed? That Depends.Researchers at Trulia sorted millions of property listings to find the most-used words and phrases. They ranked them according to most- and least-expensive homes, with a sidelong glance at regional di… Read MoreWestern States Lead Rebound in Home PricesStrong price growth in California and other Western states helped the U.S. see its biggest year-over-year jump in home prices in almost seven years. Read More2012 Sales Up Phenomenal 45% at Pacific UnionPacific Union held onto its spot as the third-largest real estate firm in the Bay Area, according to an annual ranking by San Francisco Business Times. But we're especially proud of our sales growth o… Read MoreWhy are Interest Rates for Home Loans Low?Read MoreBay Area Job Growth Leads U.S. in JanuaryThe San Francisco metropolitan area ranked No. 1 in the United States in January for job growth, up 4.3 percent from a year earlier, and the Oakland area wasn't far behind. The strong job growth helps… Read MoreReal Estate Roundup: Lending Standards Loosen, Bright Forecasts for SpringRecent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes word from Fannie Mae that not all buyers need a 20 percent down payment to get a home loan, forecasts for a strong sp… Read MoreComing Soon!Read MoreAmbitious Chart Maps Online Real Estate ToolsA new chart from blogger Paul Knegten attempts to map the hundreds of companies active in online real estate: brokerages, search tools, listing services, market data analyzers, and more. Read MorePacific Union’s Monthly Real Estate UpdateFebruary home prices posted exceptionally strong gains across the Bay Area and the Tahoe/Truckee region, led by San Francisco, where the median sales price for a single-family home jumped $166,000 -- … Read MoreCBS MoneyWatch – What do home buyers want?Read MorePocket listing in Lafayette – email Kurt for an exclusive showing Read MoreRising Prices Mean Fewer Homes UnderwaterRising prices helped lift 1.7 million homes above water in 2012, according to a new report, and an additional 5 percent rise in prices will restore positive equity to another 1.8 million homes. Read MoreWhy Real Estate Brokers Are Alive and KickingBusinessweek recently published an article that asked why companies like Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin haven't killed off real estate brokers. We don't think it's a tough question at all. Here's a look a… Read MoreReal Estate Roundup: Home Sales Down Across the Bay Area, but Prices Shoot HigherRecent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that home sales were down in February across most of the Bay Area, although median sale prices showed no suc… Read MoreKey Coverage – Good Day SacramentoLeslie Piper, Consumer Housing Specialist – Realtor.comRead MoreHousing Leads California, U.S. Recovery, Signals Strong Sales in 2013 — UCLA AnalysisThe prospects for robust real estate activity in the coming year just got a shot in the arm with a report from UCLA’s business school that predicts a steady drop in unemployment across Californi… Read MoreBay Area Sees Boom In Smaller Home SalesAs more baby boomers look to downsize, sales of smaller homes are on the increase in the Bay Area. Juliette Goodrich reports.