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Pacific Unions April 2018 Real Estate Update All Bay Area regions in which Pacific Union operates posted year-over-year median home price increases in April, except Napa County, which saw slight annual depreciation. Get all the latest market data of note in Pacific Union’s April 2018 Real Estate Update. You’ll find it exclusively at https://pacunion.us/2KP51bu

California Surpasses the U.K. as the Fifth-Largest Global Economy California’s gross domestic product climbed to $2.75 trillion in 2017, moving the state up the list of the world’s largest economies. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp weighs in on the numbers at https://pacunion.us/2rrL0iY

Labor Shortages, Materials Costs Increases to Drive Up Home-Remodeling Costs While most American homeowners and prospective buyers probably do not ponder the construction sector on a regular basis, current trends in that industry could affect their wallets in the coming months. Read more at https://pacunion.us/2KfjpIU

Real Estate Roundup: Is Now the Best Time Ever to Sell a Home? More Americans than ever think that now is the right to time to sell a home, while California has officially mandated that all new homes built in the state will have solar-power features. Take a look at the latest housing headlines in Pacific Union’s weekly Real Estate Roundup, online at https://pacunion.us/2KmWB9Y

California’s gross domestic product climbed to $2.75 trillion in 2017, moving the state up the list of the world’s largest economies. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp weighs in on the numbers at https://pacunion.us/2rrL0iY

Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Homeowners Begin 2018 as the Nation’s Most Equity-Rich Homeowners in Silicon Valley and San Francisco are still America’s most equity-rich, while the Federal Reserve chose not to raise interest rates at its most recent meeting. Check out what’s happening with the housing market in Pacific Union’s weekly Real Estate Roundup. It’s online at https://pacunion.us/2rvV5f1

The 10 Bay Area Housing Markets Where Buyers Paid the Most Per Square Foot: Q1 2018 Homebuyers in one Silicon Valley community paid more than $1,600 per square foot in the first quarter.  Find out where square footage currently costs the most in the Bay Area in this exclusive Pacific Union analysis. https://pacunion.us/2rbN9hO

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to the Lowest Level in Nearly 18 Years in April The U.S. unemployment rate fell to the lowest level in almost 18 years in April. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp breaks down the latest numbers and trends. https://pacunion.us/2ro0yn1

California Is the Top U.S. State for Having Fun While California’s booming job market and temperate year-round climate are definitely big draws, the fact that our state is simply a fun place to live cannot be underestimated. Read all about it at https://pacunion.us/2riS0xX

The Next Three Months Are the Best Time to Sell a Home in California Home sellers in San Francisco and the Wine Country who hope to receive premiums should consider listing their properties in May, while those in Southern California might want to wait until June. Read more at https://pacunion.us/2r6cB8x

California Maintains Record-Low Unemployment Rate in March While California shed jobs from February to March, the state’s unemployment rate remains at the lowest level in more than 40 years. Get Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp’s take on the latest employment numbers. You’ll find her analysis exclusively at https://pacunion.us/2qXmgxX

Pacific Union Quarterly Report: Q1 2018 Inventory was down on an annual basis across most of the Bay Area, pushing home prices up yet again. Get the latest market data and expert commentary from Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp in our first-quarter real estate report. You’ll find it exclusively at https://pacunion.us/2qDPAJP