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Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines October’s job numbers in California, the Bay Area, and Los Angeles County. http://pacunion.us/2mKJubI

Key Takeaways From Pacific Union’s Real Estate and Economic Forecast to 2020 Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp offers a wrap-up of key points discussed at our exclusive Bay Area Real Estate and Economic Forecast to 2020, which was held Nov. 15 in San Francisco. Read her summary at http://pacunion.us/2mybkrD

Home Prices Return to Prerecession Levels in Two-Thirds of U.S. Metro Areas Although current housing market conditions may be reminiscent of the period leading up to the Great Recession, an excellent job market and stricter lending standards should prevent another bubble from forming. Read more at http://pacunion.us/2msOwK0

Real Estate Roundup: More Than Half of Bay Area Homeowners Are Now Equity-Rich San Jose and San Francisco once again had the most equity-rich homeowners in the U.S. in the third quarter. In other news, lenders think more first-time homebuyers will enter the market next year with the help of low-down-payment mortgages. Get these and other hot housing headlines in Pacific Union’s weekly Real Estate Roundup. It’s online at http://pacunion.us/2mHcWQb

Pacific Union’s October 2017 Real Estate Update The median sales price rose year over year in October in all Bay Area regions in which Pacific Union operates, the result of continued buyer demand amid tight supply conditions. Stay current with the latest local real estate market conditions in Pacific Union’s October Real Estate Update. You’ll find it exclusively at http://pacunion.us/2zpE0rZ

First-Time and Bay Area Homebuyers Have Much to Lose From Proposed Tax Changes The proposed tax reforms are a serious concern for the Bay Area homebuyers and the future of the housing market. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp offers her expert perspective on the potential impacts of the changes. It’s on Pacific Union’s blog at http://pacunion.us/2zpGLK6

Are We in the Midst of a Housing Bubble? Freddie Mac Offers Some Reassuring Words. Freddie Mac crunched the numbers and concluded “there currently is no house price bubble in the U.S.” And yes, that includes the Bay Area. Details are at http://pacunion.us/2mnZkJ9

The proposed tax reforms are a serious concern for the Bay Area homebuyers and the future of the housing market. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp offers her expert perspective on the potential impacts of the changes. http://pacunion.us/2zpGLK6

How Can You Help the Wine Country Recover? Come Visit. Pacific Union Sonoma Valley Regional Executive and Vice President of Relocation Services Jill Silvas offers her firsthand perspective on the aftermath of the Wine Country wildfires. Read it online at http://pacunion.us/2z0TrHd

U.S. Median Home Price Again Hits New High The national median sales price ascended to another all-time peak in the third quarter, with Bay Area sellers again enjoying the highest profits. For the latest facts and figures, go to http://pacunion.us/2lJMS6c

Pacific Union Quarterly Report: Q3 2017 Bay Area home prices rose on an annual basis in the third quarter in every region in which Pacific Union operates. Get all the latest market data, plus expert commentary from Chief Economist Selma Hepp, in our third-quarter real estate report. http://pacunion.us/2hQGVza