Categories for Realestate Market

Bubble Trouble or Gradual Slowdown?

The consensus seems to be, shared by real estate economists, is the latter, gradual slowdown. Taylor Marr, of Redfin, concedes there are some signs of overheating, while Rick Palacios, from John Burns Real Estate Consulting, sees a “high risk, high...
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What Were The Actual Numbers?

The total number of homes sold for February, (the last complete month available), was 2,725, up 13% from 2/20 (all comparisons are for same month year over year). Single-family homes numbered 1,671, up 10.6%. Condo sales continued their growth with...
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Orange County Housing Market Sizzles

Doubles – doubles aren’t just for burgers anymore, the OC housing market is sizzling too and it’s pretty much all price ranges and housing types. There are only 36 out of 380 months, between 1988 and 2020 that qualify as...
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Being Competitive With Your Offer…

It isn’t always who has the highest offer, there are many other factors; your down payment position, contingency positions, loan approval, repair considerations, escrow length, contingent offers on another home being sold, rent back flexibility.  So how to navigate… Your...
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Is Our Current Market Sustainable…

That is a valid and reasonable question; at the beginning of the year, Jonathan Lasner reported we were a weak 1 on a scale of 1-5 (5 being highest), of a real estate bubble. Now, according to the Fitch report,...
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Housing Appears Poised For Strong 2021

Welcome to our first  newsletter of 2021. Wow, what amazing finish to one of our most difficult years ever, in terms of worry and hardship; but those who had the nerves to pursue housing were rewarded on both the seller...
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What Were The Actual Numbers…

Unbelievable numbers! Total number of sales for December, the last complete month numbers available, was 3,611, which is an increase of 17.7% over December 2019. (All numbers reflect year over year for the same month.). Single-family resale reported 2,254, up...
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Why So Many Refinances…

Good question… it doesn’t technically hurt you to refi again and again, if you are going to stay in a property long enough to get your investment back on the cost of your refinance and substantially lower your payment, usually...
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What An Amazing Turnaround July Was…

The market has now proven resiliency regarding the COVID pandemic. There were questions last month after the negative numbers across all sales markers for June. But July (the last complete month available), came roaring back and so did the scarcity...
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