Weekly Real Estate Update

California Housing Markets Continued Cooling in December

The Golden State's largest real estate markets continued their rebalancing act in the final month of 2018, with Silicon Valley posting the nation's largest annual listings increase and steepest price decline. Get the latest statistics at https://tinyurl.com/y9vy9sjw


Small Home Price Increase Cuts Out a Large Number of Buyers

A seemingly tiny uptick in home prices can push a much larger number of prospective buyers out of the market, while rising mortgage rates have an even bigger impact. Read more at https://tinyurl.com/y9dqoreg


What Are the Most Expensive Neighborhoods in Los Angeles and San Francisco?

Although buying a home in San Francisco is certainly an expensive proposition, two neighborhoods in Los Angeles had eight-figure median prices in 2018. Get details at https://tinyurl.com/ya7w2thx


Which Home-Remodeling Project Do Owners Most Regret Doing Themselves?

Taking a do-it-yourself approach to home improvements can save owners a significant amount of money and give them a sense of accomplishment, but those who do not have much remodeling experience should likely expect at least one misfire along the way. Read more at https://tinyurl.com/ybfjbcaj


Real Estate Roundup: California Leads the Nation for Big Cash-Out Refinances

Many Californians with high-dollar mortgages are refinancing them for cash. Also: San Francisco ranks as one of America's best cities for staying in shape. Read all about it in Compass' latest Real Estate Roundup, available at https://tinyurl.com/yd6ub2r8


Home of the Week: 3-Story Penthouse Above Picturesque Santana Row

Set in the heart of Silicon Valley, this opulent residence overlooks the European village-style Santana Row district, the destination for upscale shopping, fine dining, and exciting nightlife in San Jose. Check it out at https://tinyurl.com/y74ksge8


Home of the Week: New Pacific Palisades Treasure Embrace Classic Details

This multi-level, new-construction Pacific Palisades residence combines classic detailing and quality finishes with an open, contemporary floor plan that invites gatherings large and small. Find out more at https://tinyurl.com/ybtj4dun