Pacific Union Blog Posts

Following incredible job growth in July, August was a mixed month for the Golden State’s labor market. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp weighs in on the latest numbers.

Pacific Union’s August 2017 Real Estate Update Supply conditions remained tight across the Bay Area in August, with only Marin County seeing a slight inventory improvement from July. Get all the latest market statistics in Pacific Union’s August Real Estate Update. You’ll find it exclusively at

Bay Area Buyers Make the Nation’s Largest Down Payments To successfully close a sale, Bay Area homebuyers are putting down much larger down payments than the national average, and a substantial number are leveraging co-borrowers to help them qualify for the mortgage. Read more at

U.S. Foreclosure Rate Falls to 10-Year Low Home price appreciation and a thriving job market have pushed down foreclosures and mortgage delinquencies across the country, with California and the Bay Area posting lower numbers than the national average. Read more at

Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Workers Are America’s Happiest Bay Area employees are the nation’s happiest, thanks in part to high salaries, while a Contra Costa County city proposes to bring even more jobs to the region as’s new home. Get these and other local headlines of interest in our weekly Real Estate Roundup. It’s online at

Homeownership Is Still Key to Realizing the American Dream Owning a home remains a crucial part of achieving the American Dream, and financial gain is not the primary reason. Read more on the Pacific Union blog at

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

Real Estate Roundup: Ways to Save for a Down Payment Faster Skipping a morning latte and bringing lunch to work go further than you might think toward a down payment. Get the lowdown on savings advice plus other news stories in the Pacific Union Real Estate Roundup, online at

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

Home Prices Rise in All Nine Bay Area Counties in July The Bay Area’s prolonged inventory drought again pushed prices higher last month, with more appreciation forecast throughout the second half of 2017. Get the latest facts and figures at