Category: Real Estate Market News

New Threats to Housing & Homeownership in Napa

New Threats to Housing & Homeownership in Napa Housing is once again caught in the crossfire in the battle over vineyard development. A new County proposal could amount to a ban on residential activity in thousands of areas in Napa County. The multiple layers of restrictions could potentially render lots unbuildable, diminishing the value of residential property […]

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Are We At The Peak Of The Market?

SOURCE: In May, sales of previously-owned homes slumped, the second month in a row of declining sales. The National Association of Realtors, which tracks those sales, pointed to the same culprit it’s blamed for the past few years: not enough supply of homes to buy. Shortly after the Realtors released their data, Regions Chief […]

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Millennials Are Part Of The Renovation Generation

SOURCE: Millennials aren’t turned off by home improvement projects, but are actually more likely than any other generation to remodel any part of their home, according to a HomeAdvisor’s 2018 True Cost Survey. Millennials are twice as likely as baby boomers to complete bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects. They are also more likely to […]

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Are Most Baby Boomers Delaying Retirement?

Source: The NHP Foundation The majority of working baby boomers ages 50 and over say they expect to delay retirement, according to a survey by The NHP Foundation, a nonprofit real estate corporation supporting affordable housing. The cost of housing may be one reason why. Prospective retirees say their top three concerns are an inability to […]

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Labor Shortage is Slowing Sonoma County Builder’s Projects

SOURCE: northbaybusinessjournal David Leff started Leff Construction in 1978, and the Sebastopol-based design-build firm has differentiated itself in green and sustainable custom home construction and remodeling projects. Leff is set to be on a panel of design and building experts at North Bay Business Journal’s Construction Industry Conference on May 31. He talked to the […]

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