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.
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 Amazon.com's new home. Get these and other local headlines of interest in our weekly Real Estate Roundup.
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.
Expensive prices and hefty remodeling costs once again place the Bay Area's three largest cities among the toughest real estate markets in the U.S. for flipping homes.
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.
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.
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 of note in our weekly Real Estate Roundup.
There are no shortage of things to do around the Bay Area this fall. Check out our local offices' recommendations for the best fall festivals and events.
On the heels of a report that explains how paychecks stretch further in San Francisco than they do in other coastal job centers comes more promising economic news: Wages here are growing faster than in other major U.S. metropolitan areas.
Owning a home remains a crucial part of achieving the American Dream, and financial gain is not the primary reason.