Categories for Realestate Market

Real Estate Builds Wealth

There is greater proof that many of our parents were right when they impressed upon us the value of homeownership. The controlled housing expense established with a purchase, sense of security over the long term, and forced savings created with...
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Inflation and GDP Watch

A national look at inflation shows a continued slow descent from our June 2022 peak of 9.1% annualize rate. The mid-May report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the Los Angeles – Long Beach – Anaheim region at...
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Home Services Part in the Gross Domestic Product…

An indicator of housing strenth, 15-18% of the Gross Domestic Product is supported by the housing industry. This is brought about through two main categories that were pointed out in a First American Title REconomy Podcast (March 9, 2023).  Odeta...
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Three Drivers of Housing Affordability…

Prices, rates, and incomes. We know that incomes will drive housing prices quicker during recessionary times as incomes will decline quicker than they will rise. Inflation can act as a decelerator on wage increases. We have seen the impact of...
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Waiting For Home Price Crash?

We have heard people say that they’ll wait for the elevated home prices to crash before they re-enter the market. A couple of factors work against this happening in reality and psychologically. 1. Home equity is too substantial for most...
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No Housing Collapse in 2023

Southern California focused Housing Reports by Steven Thomas argues against any drastic housing implosion in 2023. This view is consistent with most housing economists. It is based on the high equity position of homeowners coupled with the comparatively low housing...
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Recession 2023?

Chapman’s Business forecast joined the consistent chorus of economists anticipating a mild to moderate recession by mid to late 2023. One common predictor used was the drop of the 10 year Treasury Bond below the Federal Funds Rate. A cross...
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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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