Buying a home will most likely be one of the biggest decisions you ever make, so it's no surprise that many new owners have some anxiety. Here's how to cope with a few of the most common worries. Go online tohttp://pacunion.us/2mzaVFe
Half of the happiest 10 places in the U.S. can be found right here in the Bay Area, yet another reason why so many people want to call the region home. Find out which city took the top spot for happiest residents. It’s online at http://pacunion.us/2mqDHYn
The time it took to close a home loan dropped in February, a trend that is expected to continue as the traditionally busy spring real estate season officially arrives. Read more at http://pacunion.us/2mJGI18
Pending home sales dropped statewide and in the Bay Area in February due to an all-too-familiar culprit: extremely tight inventory. Get the story at http://pacunion.us/2mumm0C
More than half of America's 10 best cities for money-management skills are located in Silicon Valley, with a Santa Clara County city claiming the top spot for the second year in a row. Find out which Bay Area residents are the most financially savvy. Details are at http://pacunion.us/2mJed5p
Although California price appreciation slowed in 2016, homeowners still gained about twice as many equity dollars as the national average. San Francisco remains the country's leader in that respect, with virtually all homeowners in positive-equity territory at the end of last year. Read more at http://pacunion.us/2n2LZ8v
A limited number of homes for sale helped push prices higher both statewide and locally last month, although the tight supply conditions could put a damper on the traditionally busy spring season. Get the latest data athttp://pacunion.us/2nc6JKN
Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp breaks down the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates for the second time and what it could mean for the Bay Area's housing market. You’ll find it exclusively on the Pacific Union blog at http://pacunion.us/2mXYXDD
Home flippers in three Bay Area cities pulled down profits in excess of $100,000 last year, while Americans' confidence in the housing market has climbed to a new high. Peruse the latest headlines of note in our weekly Real Estate Roundup. It’s on the Pacific Union blog at http://pacunion.us/2mv87qT
As in January, Bay Area home sales declined year over year in February, though recent open-house activity in one local county suggests another busy spring. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp has an expert, in-depth analysis of the latest real estate statistics in a new Straight Talk column. You’ll find it only athttp://pacunion.us/2maIdGe
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