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Although California lost jobs in June, the Bay Area saw solid gains. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines the latest state and local job numbers at http://pacunion.us/2uQMfuS

Competition has increased again in Bay Area housing markets this summer, with 6 in 10 homes selling over the asking price. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp breaks down the bidding-war landscape in a new analysis at http://pacunion.us/2vINlpz

Forty percent of homebuyers say white is the color of choice for a home's exterior, but it's important to choose a hue that you can live with for the long haul. Read more here: http://pacunion.us/2tbfTv7

Strong price appreciation has increased the amount of equity that homeowners can borrow against, with California accounting for a significant share of the nation's equity. Get the latest numbers at http://pacunion.us/2t1V3ho

 

U.S., Bay Area Homes Sell Faster When Staged

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Sellers hoping for a speedy sale should seriously consider staging their homes, a process that most real estate professionals believe helps a buyer better visualize the property as their own. That's true here in the Bay Area, where Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp found that staged homes not only sell nearly twice as fast but also receive more offers and command higher prices. The report is online at http://pacunion.us/2tH6Izr

 

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that purchasing a home is a solid financial move, though worsening affordability is a top concern. Read more at http://pacunion.us/2t4RSWB

The first half of the year ended on a strong note for Bay Area housing markets according to a new analysis by Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp. You can read it exclusively at http://pacunion.us/2tj41XS

Although some home shoppers may overlook electricity, water, and gas bills when calculating how much they can afford to spend, utilities can add a significant amount to homeownership costs. Golden State homeowners can get some of that money back with solar panels, which more than double a home's profit when the time comes to sell. Find out more at  http://pacunion.us/2sDHTDq

Your first priority is to change the locks on all the doors. Also, find out where the fuse box and main water valve are located, check all smoke detectors, and change all filters. Read the full story on Pacific Union's blog at http://pacunion.us/2sMskt8

The Bay Area's housing market heated up in May, with prices higher from one year ago and seven of 10 properties selling above asking price. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines the latest local market conditions. Get her take athttp://pacunion.us/2sYNJ2B

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Ken J. Gendemann
Pacific Union International
1699 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco CA 94109
Cell: (415) 828-4063

Ken J. Gendemann, CPA
Pacific Union & Christie's International Real Estate
1699 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

Cell: 415-828-4063, Office: 415-345-3083
 License #: 01884446