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Pacific Union’s Best East Bay Attractions

Looking for something to do this weekend? The East Bay has plenty to satisfy, including an outdoor beer festival, a top-notch farmers’ market, and more. Find out which East Bay attractions our highly knowledgeable real estate professionals recommend.

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Berkeley’s Elmwood Neighborhood Offers Charming Homes, Busy Retail District

Berkeley’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.

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Pacific Union Quarterly Report: Q1 2013

After 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 numbers behind the good news.

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In Bay Area, Numbers Add Up in Sellers’ Favor

A new report says the San Francisco metro area is among the top five best places in the United States to sell a home in the coming year, thanks to robust sales prices. We agree, and local sales data shows homes in some Bay Area regions are going for well above asking.

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Pacific Union Quarterly Report: Q4 2012

The year 2012 was exceptionally busy in the Bay Area, with the housing recovery in full swing and most of our regions reporting their highest number of home sales since 2005. Pacific Union’s fourth-quarter real estate report has the facts and numbers behind the good news, and it sets the stage for a robust year ahead!

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There’s More Than Just Amazing Food in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto

Known for its mouth-watering eateries such as Chez Panisse Restaurant and Cheese Board Collective, Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood is also a great place to call home.

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East Bay Economic Recovery Picking Up Steam

The East Bay economy is poised for substantial growth in the coming year, and that’s good news for its local real estate markets. Here’s a look at the factors behind the region’s recovery.

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Local View: An S.F. Eatery Ducks the Foie Gras Ban, Blue Whales Draw Near, and More

In the Bay Area this week: A San Francisco restaurant ducks the statewide foie gras ban; Sonoma County beachgoers are having a whale of a time; San Anselmo ponders a ban on chain stores; Berkeley moves to accommodated bicyclists; Napa County gets a new poet laureate; and the Walnut Creek watershed gets new attention.

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Local View: Walnut Creek’s New Fountain, City College of San Francisco’s Woes, and More

In the Bay Area this week: Walnut Creek has a new fountain that is raising eyebrows; City College of San Francisco is in a tough spot; the St. Helena Public Library is adding more hours of operation; boxing returns to San Rafael’s Albert Park; drilling starts at Healdsburg’s Memorial Bridge; and a joint venture between the UC Berkeley Police and agencies in Berkeley and Albany is canceled.

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Local View: George Lucas Gives a Fire Engine, Google Drops In on San Francisco, and More

In the Bay Area this week: Muir Beach firefighters get a gift of a fire engine; private embulances get a green light in Santa Rosa; a Napa vineyard gets an international buyer; demolition starts on Berkeley High’s Old Gymnasium; Walnut Creek residents call for bovine-based fire protection; and Google descends on San Francisco — literally.

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