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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Architectural Digest Features Hillary Ryan’s Restoration Hardware Estate

If you’ve ever visited an RH store and wanted to move in, now is your chance. The home brand—known for mixing modern furnishings with antique, patinated finishes—has transformed a Napa Valley estate into an RH haven, named Eight Palms, replete with design and furnishings exclusively from the brand. Over a two-year period, RH CEO Gary Friedman worked to remodel the California property to fit the ...more

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Nob Hill Jewel Box Catches Coverage from On the Block

In an alleyway just a few blocks from the Cable Car Museum on Nob Hill, 12 Auburn fits a whole lot of design punch into just over 700 square feet. But the small size of the single-family home was actually a benefit, according to interior designer Noz Nozawa of Noz Design. Describing the project on her website, Nozawa said, “Given the kitchen’s small footprint, we ...more

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Power Broker Perspectives: Mark McLaughlin – Building a Winning Team

Mark McLaughlin, CEO of San Francisco’s Pacific Union International, celebrated his 10th year in residential real estate this past September. The Bay Area native started Morgan Lane, a small brokerage business in Marin County, in 2006, and in August 2009, acquired Pacific Union and has seen sales rise from $2.2 billion to more than $7.8 billion. “I love the people in this industry. I was ...more

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Dana Green’s Duffield Estate Highlighted in Cottages & Gardens Magazine

PeopleSoft founder David Duffield spent seven years on the design and construction of a dream house for his family—and their pets—on more than 21 acres in the East Bay hills. Among the more unusual amenities at the multi-gabled English manor are a dog spa, two paw-washing stations and an aviary. The 10-bedroom house is a paradise for young humans as well, with a home cinema, ...more

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