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2018 Top 10 Celebrity Homes: Cher, Paris Hilton, Robert Redford, Frank Sinatra & More

In 2018, many of the world’s top superstars tried to sell their glamorous homes. A roundup of the year’s Top 10 Celebrity Homes is featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. 2018 Top Ten Celebrity Homes “Cher’s Original Mansion” Cher’s original mansion was her first serious home after her divorce from Sonny Bono, which she designed and built in Beverly Hills in 1980. It was a testament ...more

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All the home’s a stage

by David Goll / Palo Alto Weekly When a real estate agent helps an owner put a Midpeninsula home on the market, besides carefully setting the price and scheduling open houses, there is now another universally standard practice that can boost the selling price of a home — staging. Preparing properties inside and out for prospective buyers can increase a home’s sale price and also ...more

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Housing Market Breathes Post-Election Sigh of Relief

A split Congress will add a dose of stability amid already strong economic fundamentals U.S. voters handed home sellers and buyers—regardless of their political persuasion—a double shot of stability on Tuesday. Research has shown that home sales tend to spike following elections as political clarity is restored, at least in the short-term. Now, add to that the Democratic takeover in the House in January, and ...more

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Pacific Union International’s Steve Mavromihalis Hosts Classic Sports Racing Group for Fundraiser at $25 Million Bay Area Vineyard Estate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pacific Union International’s Steve Mavromihalis Hosts Classic Sports Racing Group for Fundraiser at $25 Million Bay Area Vineyard Estate San Francisco, Calif., September 24, 2018   Pacific Union International real estate top producer, Steve Mavromihalis put the spotlight on 10SerenityLane.com, a 100-acre hilltop vineyard property in the Bay Area for a recent gala fundraiser. The September 13th event featured vintage car race enthusiasts ...more

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Pacific Union International Names Shawna Borg Cashin To Lead Silicon Valley Offices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pacific Union International Names Shawna Borg Cashin To Lead Silicon Valley Offices San Francisco, Calif., September 21, 2018 – Pacific Union International’s Silicon Valley offices in Burlingame and Palo Alto welcome Shawna Borg Cashin as the newly named regional executive for one of California’s hottest real estate regions. Cashin’s move to her new position in Silicon Valley comes after five years as operations ...more

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Pacific Union Joins Compass

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pacific Union to Join Compass Compass Becomes the Largest Independent Brokerage Committed to Serving Real Estate Professionals in California SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2018 — Compass, the real estate technology company, announced today that Pacific Union International, a leading luxury real estate brokerage in California, will be joining Compass. Pacific Union is currently ranked the #5 largest brokerage in ...more

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Inman covers Pacific Union and Compass union

The naysayers are wrong about 2018’s biggest real estate deal While it surprised some that Pacific Union CEO Mark McLaughlin linked with Compass, the union makes sense Mark McLaughlin lusts for opportunity. The Compass deal, the biggest in real estate this year, is consistent with the Pacific Union CEO’s singular vision. Read more on Inman

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The Real Deal covers Pacific Union and Compass deal

Here’s why a Compass-Pacific Union deal makes sense The mega merger’s potential upside was too good to resist, despite past ill will Mark McLaughlin (left) and Robert Reffkin (right) (Credit: iStock) On the night of Aug. 5, Pacific Union CEO Mark McLaughlin fired off an email to his top deputies. What followed were “highly confidential” instructions for conducting due diligence on a potential tie-up with ...more

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Chief Economist Selma Hepp and Nina Hatvany quoted by Forbes on ‘Buyer Fatique’

‘Buyer Fatigue’ Setting Into Silicon Valley Real Estate Markets “Buyer fatigue” is setting into Silicon Valley real estate markets, according to Selma Hepp, PhD, chief economist at San Francisco-based Pacific Union International. “In my latest monthly analysis of Bay Area housing markets, the most interesting findings are in Silicon Valley. They include a notable drop in sales year over year, a decline in absorption rates ...more

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Twelve Pacific Union Real Estate Professionals and Teams Named to REAL Trends Top 250 in the US for 2017 Sales Achievements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                     Twelve Pacific Union Real Estate Professionals and Teams Named to REAL Trends Top 250 in the US for 2017 Sales Achievements Underscores Pacific Union International’s Ranking of 5thin the U.S. with 2017 Sales Volume of $14.1 Billion San Francisco, July 2, 2018— Twelve real estate professionals and teams at Pacific Union International have been ranked among the most productive in the United States, ...more

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