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By Robert Owen Deane Contact Robert The real estate market is beginning to move from a market strongly favoring seller’s, to a more balanced market.  If you been unable to buy a home because you could not compete with cash buyers or were frustrated by multiple offers on a limited inventory of homes, you may want to look ...

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Enjoy More Options with the Tandem Garage Smaller, narrower lots have largely brought the end to three garage doors in front of a home.  A three-car garage takes up a minimum of 30-feet. That’s fine when the lot is 70 or 80-feet wide; not when you are on a lot that is 40 or 50 feet wide. With the typical five-foot ...

Just for Kids – Show Your Cartoons in a Global Gallery | Slylock Fox

By Robert Owen Deane Slylock Fox I enjoy reading the Sunday Comics and one of my favorite cartoonists is Bob Weber Jr. He is the creator of Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids which include mystery puzzles, visual games, how-to-draw lessons and informative fun facts.  I keep Slylock Fox as my last cartoon, like a desert, as a treat. Of course I am doing “research” for my granddaughter, but ...

Newport Beach – A Surge in New Construction and Remodeling

By Robert Owen Deane This blog post addresses the age of the housing stock in Newport Beach and a critical fact you need to know when looking at listings on the Internet. Don’t build you opinion of a home based on the year built. The value of property in Newport Beach is so exceptional, homes don’t just age, they are constantly re-born. ...

Barton Health – Skilled Nursing

By Robert Owen Deane Read My Blog, “Barton Memorial Hospital – It all Started with a Fall“, for the introduction to this post.   Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Just what’s important in rehabilitation from a broken leg? It was three days after my wife’s three hour operation on her fractured femur. It was time to ...

 

 

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WASHINGTON (April 22, 2013) – Existing-home sales eased in March from inventory constraints, which continued to pressure home prices, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, declined 0.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2013, Continue reading at the source
WASHINGTON (February 25, 2013) – Major commercial real estate sectors continue to improve, albeit slowly, with gradual economic improvement and job creation driving absorption of space, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said rental housing demand has been exceptionally strong. [...]
Mon, Feb 25, 2013, Continue reading at the source
WASHINGTON (February 21, 2013) – Existing-home sales edged up in January, while a seller's market is developing and home prices continue to rise steadily above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales rose in every region but the West, which is the region most constrained by limited [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2013, Continue reading at the source
WASHINGTON (February 11, 2013) – A growing number of metropolitan areas had higher median home prices in the fourth quarter, with the national price showing the strongest year-over-year increase in seven years, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. A companion report shows record high [...]
Mon, Feb 11, 2013, Continue reading at the source
[...] detailed break down of buyers at the regional level (the six Southern California Counties) from DataQuick. DataQuick reports that on the regional level a full 28 percent of home purchases are made by Cash [...] [...]
Thu, Dec 05, 2013, Continue reading at the source
NAHB analysis of the most recent Census numbers regarding the sources of financing for new single-family home sales suggest little change from the prior quarter, although the long-run trends point to a growing market share for conventional financing sources. The onset of the housing crisis in 2007 led to a [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, Continue reading at the source
September new home sales were virtually unchanged from a revised August report. At an annual rate of 467,000, new home sales were the highest since July 2008. The August number was revised downward after an unusually large and unsustainable spike. Given the month-to-month variation in the series, a quarterly average [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, Continue reading at the source
The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) rose one point to 57 in the third quarter of 2014, the sixth consecutive 3-month period the index has been over 50. An RMI above 50 indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher (compared to the prior quarter) than report it is [...]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014, Continue reading at the source
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the prices on expenditures made by urban consumers increased over the last twelve months by 1.7% before seasonal adjustments. Consumer prices increased in September by 0.1% on a seasonally adjusted month-over-month basis. Modest and consistent gains in the consumer price index (CPI) [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014, Continue reading at the source
For release:October 23, 2014 Millennials haven't written off homeownership; more than half expect to buy within five years, C.A.R. survey finds LOS ANGELES (Oct. 23) – Contrary to popular belief, millennials still highly value homeownership, and a majority expect to buy a home in the next five years, according to a CALIFORNIA [...]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014, Continue reading at the source
For release:October 22, 2014 California home sales maintain pace in September as price gains temper and market balances LOS ANGELES (Oct. 22) – California home sales remained steady in September, as home price gains eased back from an unusually high increase in August, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today. [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014, Continue reading at the source
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DSnews: Housing market cools off as inventory slowsBy Tory BarringerAt the national level, Realtor.com reported the median age of September's housing stock was 90 days, four days longer than August's median age as home shoppers back off for the season. Compared to last year, however, September's median inventory age was [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014, Continue reading at the source
FOR RELEASE:October 16, 2014 LOS ANGELES – (Oct. 16) The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and leading real estate research centers at California's top universities will convene thought leaders from a variety of disciplines for a day-long conference to examine real estate's role in driving the state's economic future, as well [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, Continue reading at the source
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The key report this week is Q3 GDP on Thursday.There will be an FOMC meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the FOMC is expected to announce the end of QE3 on Wednesday.----- Monday, October 27th -----10:00 AM ET: Pending Home Sales Index for September. The consensus is for a [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, Continue reading at the source
This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources.Here is the unofficial problem bank list for Oct 24, 2014. Changes and comments from surferdude808: It was the fourth time in 2014 for the FDIC to close a bank on back-to-back weeks. Other than the failure, [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Excerpts from a research piece by economist Kris Dawsey at Goldman Sachs: US data have generally been solid since the last FOMC meeting, with a few exceptions. However, concern about downside risks to global growth increased—echoed by Fed communications—while financial market volatility rose considerably. The market-implied date of the first [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, Continue reading at the source
From Merrill Lynch: The October FOMC meeting is likely to see the end of QE3 buying, as the Fed tapers the final $15bn in asset purchases. ... Tapering has been largely contingent on an improving labor market, and that has generally continued. The FOMC also has indicated multiple times that [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Whenever we see an analysis of the benefits of buying a home there is always this underlying assumption that you will stay put in the same residence for a long duration. Of course, most people in places like California hop on and off the property ladder game multiple times. Repeat [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, Continue reading at the source
If you had to write two chapters on the housing market between say 2000 and 2007 and one between 2007 and 2014 both would look incredibly different. One was guided by massive exuberance and a populist movement of giving money to anyone with a pulse. The latest chapter is one [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014, Continue reading at the source
There was an odd sort of rejoicing last week in the midst of market volatility. Housing starts jumped but the people pointing at this failed to grasp that a large reason for this was because of multi-family housing starts. In other words, the demand is reflecting a nation [...]
Sat, Oct 18, 2014, Continue reading at the source
I love the antiquated notion that most people buy their homes to live in forever. To setup roots. But the underlying reality is very different. Most people stay in their home for 7 to 10 years. In places like California, a first home purchase is considered a “starter” home until [...]
Thu, Oct 16, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Part of the puzzle of the mortgage meltdown has been the role of real estate brokers. Could real estate brokers have done more to prevent home buyers from making inappropriate purchases or using loans which were inherently too risky? The question has now been raised by the National Association of Exclusive [...]
Mon, Aug 03, 2009, Continue reading at the source
There's been considerable debate regarding the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), the agreement to curb appraisal abuses worked out between New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and their then regulator, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO). A number of leading real estate and lending [...]
Tue, Jul 14, 2009, Continue reading at the source
On RealTalk, a listserve with some 30,000+ agents and brokers, several relate that they have had bad experiences under the new Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) concept, something which only began May 1st. Why is anyone amazed? Combine a new and different program with a huge number of interactions and [...]
Tue, Jun 30, 2009, Continue reading at the source
There is now a new effort on Capitol Hill to increase the first-time buyer credit from $8,000 to $15,000. Under S1230, first-time buyers would be able to get a credit equal to as much as 10 percent of the purchase price, up to $15,000. Not only that, but the time the [...]
Thu, Jun 18, 2009, Continue reading at the source
Should you buy a home in the suburbs or downtown? In an established neighborhood or a new subdivision? One story or two? Stop wracking your brain trying to figure out ...Read Full Post [...]
Thu, May 29, 2014, Continue reading at the source
It might not occur to you to meet the neighbors before buying a home, but let's consider a few reasons why that's a good idea. First and foremost is the fact you could be living next door to these people for a long time, and who knows if you'll even like [...]
Tue, May 27, 2014, Continue reading at the source
So much can happen after the purchase offer is accepted that we real estate agents sometimes caution our buyers not to get overly excited too quickly. Not that it ever slows anybody down enough to carefully inquire about the next home buying steps. Nope, buyers are so jazzed and filled with [...]
Sun, May 25, 2014, Continue reading at the source
An experienced agent will tell a home buyer that seller repairs are not a guarantee in any transaction after a home inspection. A much better time to ask about seller repairs is during the offer stage. Particularly if the repair is an item a buyer can easily spot while walking [...]
Thu, May 22, 2014, Continue reading at the source
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