Interest rates & economy
December 19, 2016

The Federal Reserve’s D-Day: Interest-Rate Hike Reflects Confidence in the U.S. Economy

With interest rates hitting 4.16 percent, 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages are very close to the highest levels in more than two years. The Fed has suggested that more aggressive action may be taken in 2017.  In her latest analysis, our Chief Economist Selma Hepp breaks down the Federal Reserve’s decision to increase interest rates and how this affects already tight affordability in the Bay Area. Learn more here.

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The Mark Company is one of the nation’s premier urban residential marketing and sales firms. Founded by Alan Mark in 1997, The Mark Company provides a full range of core consulting services including analytics, design, marketing and sales for urban high-rises and suburban attached properties throughout the Western United States. The firm is a trusted partner to global leaders in residential development and finance, providing buyer-driven sales and marketing strategies that produce industry-leading results. The Mark Company has represented more than 10,000 residences and generated over $5 billion in sales for some of the nation’s most notable and successful developments including The Infinity in San Francisco, Evo in Los Angeles and The Martin in Las Vegas. Current projects include 181 Fremont Residences and The Harrison  in San Francisco and Cavalleri in Malibu. A subsidiary of Pacific Union International, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top-performing resale brokerages, The Mark Company benefits from an enriched leadership team, enhanced technology and added global reach through its affiliation with Christie’s International.  For more information, please visit