Weekly Real Estate Update

January Marked the 100th Straight Month of U.S. Job Growth

Although the U.S. unemployment rate inched up in January, the number of new jobs still exceeded expectations. Compass Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines the latest employment numbers. Read her expert analysis exclusively at https://tinyurl.com/yarszb3w


The Economic Impacts of the Government Shutdown and the Federal Reserve's Patient Stance

Compass Chief Economist Selma Hepp weighs in on the implications of the government shutdown and the Federal Reserve's decision to exercise restraint. Read more at https://tinyurl.com/y9lo6ka7


The Bay Area's 10 Fastest-Paced Housing Markets: Q4 2018

Most of the Bay Area's fastest-paced real estate markets as of the fourth quarter were found in the East Bay. Find out where local buyers are closing deals the quickest at https://tinyurl.com/y6vm5c5g


Bay Area Home Sellers Continue to Enjoy the Largest Returns in the U.S.

San Jose and San Francisco led the country for home seller returns in 2018. Get the latest facts and figures at https://tinyurl.com/y8bdfgr7


Most Millennials Would Buy a Fixer-Upper, Survey Says

A new report again highlights millennials' desire to become homeowners, and they are not afraid to pick a property that needs work to make that dream a reality. Read more at https://tinyurl.com/yak2mcwv


Home of the Week: Stone Canyon Ranch, an Equestrian Paradise

Just south of Silicon Valley and east of Carmel, one of the premier equestrian ranch properties in the country covers more than 10,000 acres of the pristine San Benito Valley. For an online viewing, go to https://tinyurl.com/y6urortz


Real Estate Roundup: More California Home Sellers Cutting Prices This Year

Home price reductions rose in San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in January. Los Angeles, by the way, ranks as one of America's best cities to tie the knot. Get the lowdown in our latest Real Estate Roundup at https://tinyurl.com/y9cercg7