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Special Report: 2017 real estate industry outlook

2017 will be all about being nimble, responding quickly to market changes and keeping your clients informed Key Takeaways There is solid optimism about the housing market in 2017, with 27.43 percent of respondents saying they are extremely optimistic. More than half of this survey’s respondents (52.21 percent) expect President-elect Donald Trump to have a positive effect on the U.S. housing market. A strong majority ...more

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Pacific Union International Real Estate to Mark a Quarter of a Century of Bay Area Philanthropy

Over $1 Million Donated to Northern California Charities San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 22, 2016 As the Bay Area prepares to celebrate the launch of 2017, the coming year will have deeper significance for the leading luxury real estate brokerage. On January 1, Pacific Union International, Inc. marks twenty-five years of continuous support for the vibrant organizations that tackle Northern California’s most pressing social challenges. Delivering both volunteers and resources ...more

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Chief Economist Selma Hepp Interviewed on American Public Media’s Marketplace

  New data out this week show the average 30-year fixed mortgage at 4.16 percent. That’s a 2016 high, and is set to keep rising with the Fed promising more interest rate hikes. That means home buying is getting more expensive just ahead of the important spring selling season. But the economy is strengthening overall, which should be good for the housing market. Click play ...more

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Merger Announced in the Chronicle

Pacific Union in L.A. deal Pacific Union Interna­tional, a San Francisco real estate firm, said Wednesday that it is merging with John Aa­roe Group, a Southern California luxury real estate brokerage. The combined companies will have 38 offices and 1,100 professionals. Com­ bined, the two firms sold $10.5 billion in homes in 2015. Pacific Union was already the ninth-largest real estate firm in the country; the deal will ...more

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Inman Scoops with Merger News

Deal links two California brokerages with a combined 1,100 professionals. Pacific Union has invested in outreach to Chinese investors through a concierge program established in Beijing. In the announcement, Pacific Union cast the initiative as “a key success driver in the Los Angeles and San Francisco markets.” Like a growing number of brokerages, Pacific Union also emphasized a focus on technology. It called attention to ...more

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LA’s The Real Deal Covers Merger with John Aaroe Group

John Aaroe Group is merging with one of San Francisco’s largest real estate brokerages, Pacific Union International, the two companies announced Wednesday. The two firms will combine their operations, which will total 1,100 agents working in 38 offices across California. In 2015, their combined production reached $10.5 billion, the firms said. Founded in 2009, the John Aaroe Group has nine locations in Los Angeles, including ...more

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Yahoo Finance Announces Merger

SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewsw ire/ — San Francisco’s Pacific Union International, Inc., the ninth largest real estate brokerage in the U.S. by sales volume, and John Aaroe Group, a leading Southern California luxury brokerage,announce their merger. This strategic business collaboration links two of the strongest residential real estate firms on the West Coast, supporting combined 2015 production of $10.5 billion. ...more

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CBS8 Announces Merger

SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES , Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — San Francisco’s Pacific Union International, Inc.,the ninth largest realestate brokerage in the U.S. by sales volume, and John Aaroe Group, a leading Southern California luxury brokerage, announce their merger. This strategic business collaboration links two of the strongest residential real estate firms on the West Coast, supporting combined 2015 production of $10.5 billion. “Pacific ...more

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The Registry Announces Merger

Strategic West Coast Expansion Focuses on Firm of the Future San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. 14, 2016 – San Francisco’s Pacific Union International, Inc., the ninth largest real estate brokerage in the U.S. by sales volume, and John Aaroe Group, a leading Southern California luxury brokerage, announce their merger. This strategic business collaboration links two of the strongest residential real estate firms on ...more

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The Street Covers Merger

Strategic West Coast Expansion Focuses on Firm of the Future. SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — San Francisco’s Pacific Union International, Inc., the ninth largest real estate brokerage in the U.S. by sales volume, and John Aaroe Group, a leading Southern California luxury brokerage, announce their merger.This strategic business collaborat ion links two of the strongest residential real estate firms on ...more

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