Rising From the Ashes: How Will the Wine Country Wildfires Affect Its Housing Markets?

Executive Summary: The Wine Country wildfires are estimated to have destroyed about 2,800 homes so far, or about 5 percent of Santa Rosa’s housing stock. The current property damage approaches $4 billion. With rents and home prices already growing robustly, there will be further pressure on prices given the region’s already tight inventory. City and […]



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. Have a great autumn! Contra Costa County/Tri-Valley Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, Lafayette Held each year on […]



Annual Home Price Growth Recorded in 9 of 10 U.S. Metro Areas

Nationwide, the median single-family home price grew by 6.2 percent year over year in the second quarter to reach a new peak of more than $250,000. Annual appreciation in the Bay Area’s two largest metropolitan areas outstripped the U.S. rate — San Jose (9.1 percent) and San Francisco (8.6 percent). San Jose and San Francisco […]



Real Estate Roundup: Know the Unexpected Costs of Buying a Home

Don’t let unexpected costs surprise you when you’re ready to close on the home of your dreams. Find out what they are in Pacific Union’s latest weekly Real Estate Roundup.



Forecast: California Home Prices to Grow by 10 Percent Through 2018

Golden State homes should appreciate at almost double the national rate by next spring, although price growth and increasing rental costs do not bode well for affordability.



Lawn-Care Lessons: How to Mow the Right Way

It’s July, and your lawn is at its most vulnerable under the fierce Northern California sun. Here are some smart lawn-mowing tips to help keep it healthy all summer long.