Category Archive for: ‘Federal Reserve’

Millennials Are Now The Most Active Home Remodelers

Millennials Are Now the Most Active Home Remodelers

Millennials have completed more home-improvement projects over the past 12 months than any other generation. Despite increased home-renovation activity by...
Bay Area Housing Inventory Further Tightens In November

Bay Area Housing Inventory Further Tightens in November

The median sales price for a single-family home in the nine-county Bay Area increased by 12.5 percent year over year in November to $910,350. Home prices...
Rising Mortgage Rates Drag Down Refinancing Activity

Rising Mortgage Rates Drag Down Refinancing Activity

First-quarter refinancing and loan-origination numbers were down substantially on a quarter and monthly basis, as rising mortgage rates caused some...
Americans Are Upbeat About Housing And The Economy As The First Quarter Ends

Americans Are Upbeat About Housing and the Economy as the First Quarter Ends

The first quarter of 2017 officially wraps up tomorrow, and consumers are feeling good about the state of the economy and the housing market, even as more...
Bay Area Pending Home Sales Slide For The Fifth Straight Month

Bay Area Pending Home Sales Slide for the Fifth Straight Month

Pending home sales dropped statewide and in the Bay Area in February due to an all-too-familiar culprit: extremely tight inventory. The California Association...
Homebuyers Should See Faster Loan Close Times This Spring

Homebuyers Should See Faster Loan-Close Times This Spring

The Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates last week will likely spur some potential homeowners to lock in financing before mortgage rates...
California Bay Area Post Strong Annual Home Price Gains In February

California, Bay Area Post Strong Annual Home Price Gains in February

A limited number of homes for sale helped push home prices higher both statewide and locally last month, though the tight supply conditions could put a damper...
Bay Area Housing Activity Slightly Slower In January As Markets Diverge

Bay Area Housing Activity Slightly Slower in January as Markets Diverge

February 10, 2017 by Selma Hepp • Posted in Economic Straight Talk, Home Sales Volume & Inventory Conditions, Pacific Union Insights Executive...
California And The Bay Area See Substantial Home Sales Gains In November

California and the Bay Area See Substantial Home Sales Gains in November

December 20, 2016 by Pacific Union • Posted in Home Sales Volume & Inventory Conditions Home shoppers across major California regions — including the...
San Francisco Ranks No 1 In U S For Homes With Positive Equity

San Francisco Ranks No. 1 in U.S. for Homes With Positive Equity

December 13, 2016 by Pacific Union • Posted in Market Conditions More U.S. homeowners moved into positive-equity territory in the third quarter, with the...
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