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Alert! Renters, it’s time to consider home ownership.

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 ...

Pet-friendly residential design – The Pet Suite

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
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its second estimate of real GDP growth for the fourth quarter of 2014. Growth in economic output was revised downward to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.2% from an “advance” estimate of 2.6%. The second estimate is based on more complete information [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Both the University of Michigan Index of Consumer Sentiment and the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index declined in February after soaring to cyclical highs in January. The Index of Consumer Sentiment Index decreased to 95.4 in February from 98.1 in January, but was up from 81.6 during February 2014. The [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015, Continue reading at the source
The Pending Home Sales increased 1.7% in January, and was up 8.4% from the same period a year ago. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), increased to 104.2 in January, up from an upwardly revised [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Earlier today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported a 10 basis point decline in mortgage interest rates for the month of January. Looking into the data a little further shows that the story was essentially the same for the subset of mortgages used to purchase newly built homes, [...]
Thu, Feb 26, 2015, Continue reading at the source
For release:February 25, 2015 California pending home sales lift in January after disappointing December Fewer multiple offers and more homes sold below asking price point to less competitive buyers' market LOS ANGELES (Feb. 25) – Pending home sales rose from December's extreme lows and posted month-to-month and year-to-year increases in January, the [...]
Tue, Feb 24, 2015, Continue reading at the source
For release:February 17, 2015 International home-buying activity remains strong in California, C.A.R. survey findsChina, Canada, and Mexico were top countries of origin of international buyers LOS ANGELES (Feb. 17) – Despite a slowing in the California housing market and appreciation of the U.S. dollar in 2014, international home-buying activity continued its momentum, [...]
Tue, Feb 24, 2015, Continue reading at the source
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Northern California REALTOR® Chris Kutzkey was installed as the new C.A.R President by Gov. Jerry Brown during the C.A.R. Directors meetings in Indian Wells over the weekend. The governor also addressed C.A.R. directors before the installation dinner, commending the directors on their political involvement and thanking them for their daily [...]
Tue, Feb 24, 2015, Continue reading at the source
In an editorial to the Sacramento Bee, C.A.R. President Chris Kutzkey says that Washington needs to support and put forward more leaders such as U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt, who believe homeownership is important and are willing to take [...]
Tue, Feb 24, 2015, Continue reading at the source
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Note: In a related story, the WSJ reported yesterday Wages Rise at Restaurants as Labor Market TightensRestaurant wages zoomed up to an annualized pace of more than 3% in the second half of last year from below a 1.5% pace in the first half of 2013, according to the Labor [...]
Sun, Mar 01, 2015, Continue reading at the source
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The key report this week is the February employment report on Friday.Other key indicators include the January Personal Income and Outlays report on Monday, February ISM manufacturing index also on Monday, February vehicle sales on Tuesday, the ISM non-manufacturing index on Wednesday, and the January Trade Deficit on Friday.----- Monday, [...]
Sat, Feb 28, 2015, 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 February, 2015. Changes and comments from surferdude808: Very busy week for the Unofficial Problem Bank List as the FDIC closed a bank and provided an update on its enforcement actions [...]
Sat, Feb 28, 2015, Continue reading at the source
From the FDIC: Banco Popular De Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Assumes all of the Deposits of Doral Bank, San Juan, Puerto RicoAs of December 31, 2014, Doral Bank had approximately $5.9 billion in total assets and $4.1 billion in total deposits. ... The FDIC estimates that the cost [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015, Continue reading at the source
California like the rest of nation has gained a large number of rental households. Many of these households were formed from the ashes of the 1 million completed foreclosures. Over the last ten years the nation has lost 1 million net homeowner households and has gained a whopping [...]
Sun, Mar 01, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Some people think that all parts of Los Angeles are created equal. Areas with poor performing schools and hundreds of crap shacks suddenly become the next gentrification hub. Most professionals and especially those with young children are not in the mood to send their kids to poor performing schools. But [...]
Wed, Feb 25, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Investors continue to be a big percentage of home sales although overall home sales are rather low. Big investors started pulling back from the housing market late in 2013 and steadily into 2014. But even as that trend continues, we find some states heavily dominated by investors. [...]
Sun, Feb 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Sales volume continues to be exceptionally weak in Southern California. The Taco Tuesday debt lovers are finding that HGTV upgrades on crap shacks are luring in fewer lemmings. People are probably coming to the stark realization that 30 years on a mortgage is a very long-time especially for [...]
Wed, Feb 18, 2015, 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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