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Inman Spotlights Pac Union-John Aaroe Group Merger

How to merge your real estate brokerage without regrets Two players who recently took the leap give their take The merger-and-acquisition path is littered with casualties. Entrepreneurial companies accept the umbrella of a behemoth for protection, guidance and growth opportunities — but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way, says Ryan Abbe, managing director of San Francisco-based M&A adviser and real estate investment banking group ...more

Nina Hatvany’s Edwardian Listing Earns Curbed Spotlight

Renovated Pacific Heights Edwardian asks $6.5 million Shingled home in the city’s toniest neighborhood comes with views of the bay This turn-of-the-century Edwardian in Pacific Heights is an intricate, stately affair. Replete with a shingled facade, its warm and woody exterior belies the open and bright interiors waiting inside. Coming in at five beds, four and a half baths, and 4,058 square feet, 2830 Buchanan features hardwood floors, formal ...more

Pacific Union International Real Estate Teams With Rebuilding Together Peninsula

Pacific Union International Real Estate Teams With Rebuilding Together Peninsula to Sponsor “Play is More” Playhouse for June 3 Dreams Happen Auction Menlo Park, CA, May 31, 2017 — Pacific Union International, Inc., the eighth-largest residential real estate brokerage in the U.S., is bringing its Menlo Park and Palo Alto real estate professionals together in support of the biennial Dreams Happen Gala & Playhouse Auction on June ...more

All-encompassing luxury in Atherton

All-encompassing luxury in Atherton 147 Stockbridge Ave. in Atherton is a Hamptonesque mansion with more than 11,000 square feet of living space. Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. More photos: Address: 147 Stockbridge Ave., Atherton Asking price: $16.9 million Description: Beautiful materials pair with spa-caliber comforts in a decadent Hamptonesque estate. Nearly every ...more

Selma Hepp Quoted in LA Times Home Prices Story

L.A. County median home price ties record high as housing market sizzles A new report shows L.A. County’s median home price has now tied a record reached in 2007. The median home price in Los Angeles County has reached the all-time high set in 2007, a milestone that follows five years of steady recovery but comes amid renewed concerns over housing affordability. Home prices rose ...more

Russian Hill gem featured on Curbed

San Francisco’s most and least expensive homes this week The royal treatment on Russian Hill, while Nob Hill courts a bargain Friday is time for the High & the Low, a Curbed column chronicling the most and least expensive homes sold in San Francisco in the last seven days. Here’s this week’s pageant of extremes. Traversing the first of San Francisco’s in-demand hills this week, head ...more

The Press Democrat

Rick Laws Weighs in to Press Democrat Story on Million Dollar Sonoma Market

Sonoma County’s $1 million-plus home sales soar Sonoma County’s housing market continues to sputter amid lower sales, but one category of homes remains a striking exception: those fetching prices of $1 million or more. The number of single-family homes selling for $1 million or more has increased 45 percent during the first four months of the year, according to The Press Democrat’s monthly housing report, ...more

Steve Wu’s Posh Noe Valley House Comes with Posh Neighbors

Would you pay $12.5 million to live in this Noe Valley house near Mark Zuckerberg’s? If you have almost $13 million in your shopping budget and have always wanted to live in Noe Valley, now’s your chance: A posh $12.5 million listing at 526 Duncan Street just came on the market. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home has three terraces, a chef’s kitchen, a rooftop lounge, an elevator, ...more

Curbed Highlights Design on Noe Valley “T” House

The ‘T’ House in Noe Valley asks $12.5 million This neighborhood up on 24th Street, nestled in the hills above San Francisco, gets a bad rap. Noe Valley, while not the chicest of neighborhoods, is one of the city’s most bucolic. White picket fences. Charming boutiques. Strollers galore. It’s where many a former hipster plants roots to start a family. And where better to start than inside ...more

Pacific Union International Q1 Sales Volume Topping 42 Percent

Pacific Union International Delivers Aggressive Q1 Results With Sales Volume Growth Topping 42 Percent John Aaroe Group Posts Highest First-Quarter Sales in Company History SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With 2016 sales volume of $10.15 billion, Pacific Union International, Inc. continued its climb in 2017, posting sales volume growth of 42.1 percent for year to date April 2017 and units sold growth of 27.5 percent over the same ...more