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A Cooling Of The Rental Market…

The rising rental rates that spiked earlier this year have begun to cool down this winter. Zillow’s Observed Rent Index saw a year over year rent peaking at 17% in February 2022. It has slowed to 11% increase in September....
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The Great Adjustment Of Housing Enthusiasm

Rising rates are having their effect on the resale housing market. Orange County home resales dropped almost 60% from October 2021, and significantly lower than September 2022. Gary Keller of Keller Williams referred to the national sales drop as the...
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The Impact Of Inflation On Housing

The rapid jump in inflation hasn’t been experienced by many people living today. We have to go back to the 1970s and 1980s to find a similar time in our economy. This is illustrated by Reports on Housing October letter...
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A Buying Trend On Pause Or Going Away?

We all saw the ads for deep pocketed companies willing to buy our home on the cheap and easy. No cleaning it up for showings, no fixing of leaks, no new painting required. In exchange for a quick and mostly...
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What Were The Actual Numbers?

The total number of sales for June (the last complete month available) was 2,767 compared month over month with June 2021 (as are all figures) it was a negative 33.5%. The median price however still rose 13.9% to $1,025,000. Single-family...
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Home Sales Sink And Payments Rise

It’s the data everyone has been expecting. What goes down must go up — call it economic physics; interest rates could not stay at 3% forever. Of course, this is explanation enough for the sizzling market, expressed as raw, purchasing...
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Does Sky High Have Its Limits?

Most assuredly the answer to this concerning question is undoubtedly yes; the more pressing question is, “are we there?” —And of course there are varied answers depending on whose opinion you most value. From a personal standpoint, if you are...
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What Were The Actual Numbers?

The total number of sales for the month of March (the last complete month available), was 3,184, a decline of 18.6% from March 2021. (All numbers are year over year). Median price for all homes was $1,020,000, up 22.1%. Single-family...
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