Weekly Real Estate Update

Bay Area Is the Nation's Hottest Market for Home Sellers

As has been the case for the past few years, Bay Area home sellers remain firmly in the driver's seat, with four of our local counties ranking among the top 10 in the nation for largest premiums this spring. Get the full story at http://bit.ly/1ESBNw4

California Dominates List of Most Thriving U.S. Housing Markets

Demand for Golden State real estate remained strong in May, with California metro areas accounting for half of what Realtor.com deems the country's hottest markets. Read all about it at http://bit.ly/1H4xnbA

Bay Area Employees Remain the Nation's Happiest

Workers in the Bay Area's largest two cities rank as the most satisfied in the U.S. for the third consecutive year, a key intangible that should continue to draw highly skilled, highly paid employees to the region and fuel demand for real estate. For more, go to http://bit.ly/1IcTIT0

Installing a Pool, Watering the Lawn Become Debate Topics During California's Lengthening Drought

Is water conservation in drought-stricken California best served by installing a swimming pool or by watering your lawn? Or maybe by something else entirely? Read more at http://bit.ly/1eTnwdG

Real Estate Roundup: U.S. Average Down Payment Declining Thanks to First-Time Buyers

Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that while the average U.S. down payment declined in the first quarter, Santa Clara County homebuyers were putting down some of the largest in the nation. Also, you might not believe how high the median rent in San Francisco has climbed. Get all the week’s top news at http://bit.ly/1FEBGWI