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Rick Laws interviewed by Los Angeles Times on Santa Rosa rebuild

Santa Rosa’s rebuild is anything but easy Fac­ing com­pli­ca­tions, many fire vic­tims de­cide to move on A BURNED car sits in Mark West Es­tates on Wednesday. Much of the fire de­bris has been cleared, but the re­build­ing ef­fort is slow go­ing. Pho­to­graphs by Wally Skalij Los An­ge­les TimesA RAIN­BOW rises above empty lots at Mark West Es­tates in Santa Rosa, Calif., where en­tire neigh­bor­hoods were ...more

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Selma Hepp quotes by ECNS.cn on Chinese real estate investment declines

Chinese real estate investment in U.S. declines by 55% Chinese investment in U.S. commercial real estate in 2017 plunged an estimated 55 percent from 2016, according to a report, but participants in the sector still expect Chinese capital to be a factor in the U.S. The 2017 China-U.S. Inbound Investment Capital Watch report from real estate company Cushman & Wakefield put the estimated decline at ...more

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Pacific Union Economist Selma Hepp quoted in article on Chinese real estate investment

Chinese real estate investment in US declines by 55 pct. Chinese investment in US commercial real estate in 2017 plunged an estimated 55 percent from 2016, according to a report, but participants in the sector still expect Chinese capital to be a factor in the US. The 2017 China-US Inbound Investment Capital Watch report from real estate company Cushman & Wakefield put the estimated decline ...more

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The Registry Bay Area Real Estate

The Registry covers Pacific Union’s new ranking as the fifth largest brokerage in the US

Pacific Union International Real Estate Ranked Fifth-Largest Brokerage in the U.S. With 2017 Sales Volume of $14.1 Billion California’s leading independent residential real estate brokerage delivers a 39 percent increase in sales volume over 2016 with a strategic expansion from the Bay Area to Southern California SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2018 – As California’s powerful economic engine continues to ignite global markets, San Francisco-based Pacific ...more

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The Press Democrat

Rick Laws and Jeff Schween quoted in Press Democrat

Hundreds of vacant lots placed on the market in Sonoma County after October wildfires The cul-de-sac above the first green of the Fountaingrove golf club has become a land of broken dreams. At the southern tip of Deauville Place, near a meadow where the new grass shimmers green, five adjacent lots have been offered for sale. Each one has been cleared of debris after the ...more

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Chief Economist Selma Hepp quoted by Mercury News

$3 million listing: Amid affordability crisis, sales of luxury homes double in the Bay Area Finding a Bay Area home for less than $1 million is harder than ever, but if you have $3 million to spend, you could have better luck: Sales of such luxury homes doubled across the region in February, compared to the previous year, according to an analysis by Pacific Union. ...more

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Selma Hepp quoted in Mansion Global article on Bay Area Sales

Bay Area Luxury Sales Double Despite Market Uncertainties A volatile stock market, tax reform and rising interest rates did little to dampen demand San Francisco Bay Area luxury home sales doubled in February, fueled by activity in Silicon Valley and Wine Country, according to analysis from brokerage Pacific Union. Home sales over $3 million doubled to around 126 transactions last month in the eight counties ...more

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Pacific Union No. 1 independent in Los Angeles Business Journal list of largest residential brokerages

Top Residential Brokerages Near $90B Mark in ‘17 Another hot year for housing prices drove a 15 percent jump in sales among the largest residential real estate brokerages in Los Angeles County, as well as some consolidation among firms on the high end of the market. On this week’s Business Journal list, the 50 largest firms by dollar volume totaled $86.8 billion in sales for ...more

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The Press Democrat

Rick Laws quoted by Press Democrat

Upended by fires, Sonoma County housing market inventory hits 25-year low Still shaken from last fall’s wildfires, Sonoma County’s housing market saw its inventory drop in January to the lowest level for the month in more than a quarter-century. The county ended last month with only 414 single-family homes for sale, according to The Press Democrat’s monthly housing report, compiled by Pacific Union International senior ...more

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Nina Hatvany quoted by Wall Street Journal

Cases of Mistaken Identity While a name-brand architect can add a significant premium to the value of a home, buyers should beware: proving the provenance of a property can be difficult, and high-end real estate is susceptible to rumors and hearsay. Download a PDF

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