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Here you can find recent news coverage and analysis about Compass, real estate, business, California economics, and more.



Nina Hatvany’s Marina Listing Featured on 7×7

Assuming you plan to spend at least some time outside the master bath, this house will continue to take your breath away. Don’t be fooled by its humble outward appearance on the flat block of Francisco Street, everything changes once you step through the custom redwood front door and climb up to the main level—Rich hardwood floors, aluminum and glass handrails and sleek modern design ...more

Nina Hatvany’s Cow Hollow Listing Featured on Curbed

Sick of antiseptic white interiors? So, it seems was the interior designer when they helmed the decor inside this huge three-floor home in Cow Hollow. Coming in at four beds, four baths, and approximately 4,220 square feet, the contemporary circa 1999 home at 2572 Greenwich features soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, curtains (drool), custom built-ins, and more. Yes, there is a vessel sink in one of ...more

Wealthy Chinese Buyers Are a Growing Force in U.S. Real Estate Markets

After a long and painful slide following the real estate collapse in 2008, Seattle’s property market is enjoying one of the sharpest rises anywhere in the United States. Buoyed by a rapidly expanding economy that has brought tens of thousands of high-paying jobs to the city, real estate values have nearly doubled since 2009, according to the online real estate database Zillow. Yet while technology ...more

Would you pay $19 million for this mansion with a three-acre estate in the South Bay?

If you have a cool $20 million laying around and are hoping to find a luxury property to buy, then Atherton is the place to be: A six-bedroom, three-acre estate has just gone on the market and is looking for a high-end buyer. Located at 52 Atherton Avenue, the mansion itself also has seven baths, stained glass windows, a renovated kitchen and a lap pool with “cooking ...more

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Rick Laws Talks Trends to the Press Democrat

Declining sales and a recent drop in new listings suggest that Sonoma County’s housing market is downshifting toward a new normal, a panel of real estate veterans said Tuesday. “The pie is smaller,” Pacific Union International senior vice president Rick Laws told agents and brokers at the weekly meeting of the North Bay Association of Realtors in Santa Rosa. Successful agents need to find a ...more

Selma Hepp Weighs in on Bay Area Housing Dilemma for San Francisco Business Times

California may lead the nation in economic output, and the Bay Area may be the center of its tech and real estate boom, but the region’s leaders are heading for a major failure if they don’t do something to address affordable housing and retain talent, an economist told the Business Times this week. “In coastal California, and particularly in the Bay Area, we are faced ...more

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Jeff Schween for The Press Democrat – Dearth Vader Is In The House

Dearth Vader Is In The House The latest epic movie in the Star Wars series, Rogue One, will launch this December. Many welcome the quick follow up from the prior along with the return of Darth Vader – a character that brings the dark facets to the film series. While we sit in anticipation our real estate markets are trying to fight back their own ...more

East Bay Counties Fastest Growing in CA from the Mercury News

The most recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show the Bay Area’s population is increasing — and it’s increasing quickly, pushing home prices up and sending many renters scrambling for an affordable place to live. The populations of San Francisco and the East Bay, especially around Oakland and Hayward, grew by more than 50,000 people between 2014 and last year, according to the bureau. ...more

Pacific Union Named Luxury Brokerage of the Year by Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco

San Francisco, Calif., September 7, 2016 – A recent San Francisco Business Times survey by Riley McDermid of the priciest Bay Area home sales for 2016 firmly places Pacific Union International as the top-performing local real estate brokerage, with three of the four most expensive home transactions in Northern California. The showplace homes range from the most expensive property ever sold in the East Bay ...more

San Francisco Real Estate Brokerage Pacific Union Leads Bay Area in Highest-Priced Home Sales for 2016

Named Luxury Brokerage of the Year by Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. San Francisco, Calif., September 7, 2016 – A recent San Francisco Business Times survey by Riley McDermid of the priciest Bay Area home sales for 2016 firmly places Pacific Union International as the top-performing local real estate brokerage, with three of the four most expensive home transactions in Northern California. The showplace homes ...more