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The vast majority of Americans who don't own a home want to purchase one in the future, although affordability is a primary concern. The down payment, however, may not be as big of a hurdle as many first-time buyers believe. Read more at

Top-quality public school districts never fail to attract homebuyers, and California's three best are located in Santa Clara County. Find out which other Bay Area school districts are at the head of the class in 2017. Details are online at

Income gains helped keep California's housing affordability in check in the fourth quarter and even resulted in some modest improvements in the Bay Area, though only one-quarter of the region's residents can afford to purchase a home. For more information, go to

Check out our quick guide to feng shui design practices and tips for incorporating it into your home. You’ll find it on Pacific Union's blog at

The recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showed off a dazzling array of digital gadgets and smart home technologies, including home-automation devices, ultrahigh-resolution television sets, and home control systems. See some examples on the Pacific Union blog at

U.S. home prices are just short of their prerecession peaks, while California still has a bit further to go. Here in the Bay Area, however, prices surpassed their previous highs during 2016. For more, go to

U.S. home sales volume and prices should continue to increase this year, although rising mortgage rates and declining affordability will prove challenging  particularly in expensive markets like the Bay Area. For the outlook, go to

January's U.S. job numbers paint an encouraging picture, Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp reports in her latest Straight Talk column. It’s online at


While the Bay Area's housing affordability crunch is all too familiar for local home shoppers, a recent report brings a global perspective to the situation, with San Jose and San Francisco ranking among the planet's least affordable housing markets. Read more at

Despite a slower addition of jobs in December than in other months, the Golden State's employment growth is still outpacing the U.S. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp takes a look at the latest numbers. You’ll find the story only on the Pacific Union blog at

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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