California Real Estate Investing News

Latest Job Report Came In and Showed a Slight Slowdown

February 5th, 2016

Sources: CoreLogic: Home prices maintain pace, increase 6.3% Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Ends Year on a Positive Note Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall below expectations Apartment sales worth $150 billion last year Here are the hottest top 20 housing markets for the start of 2016 The

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Rich Ford of Roofstock Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #472

February 5th, 2016

  Rich Ford Chief Development Officer for Roofstock (Full Bio) Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Rich Ford. Rich is Chief Development Officer and co-founder of Roofstock, a semi-stealth new startup based in Oakland. His website bills the company as “rental home investing made stock market simple.” Invitees who are starting to buy

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Builder confidence came in at 61, a positive number for the end of 2015

February 4th, 2016

Today’s News Synopsis: The NAHB reported builder confidence came in at 61, a high, positive number for the end of 2015.  Mortgage rates, on the other hand, were below expectations with 30-year rates at 3.72% and 15-year rates at 3.01%.  The value for apartment sales came in at $150 billion

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Ten-X Predicts Existing-Home Sales Will Reach Normal Levels This Year

February 3rd, 2016

Today’s News Synopsis: The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 2.6% decrease in mortgage applications from last week.  In a unique story, several bankruptcy claims were handled by several different banks after the housing bubble that produced drastically different results.  Ten-X predicts existing-home sales will reach normal levels this year.   In The

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New Repurchasing Rules Finalized By the GSEs

February 2nd, 2016

Today’s News Synopsis:   In a big news story, the GSEs have completed the final new rules for loan purchasing that will require a third party to review them.  CoreLogic reported home prices increased 6.3% year-over-year in December.  New York City is the popular place for foreign investors.   In The News: DS New –

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Urban Area Homes Increasing More Than Suburban According to Zillow

February 1st, 2016

Today’s News Synopsis: Zillow reported in many metropolitan areas homes in urban areas are increasing more than suburban areas.  Realtor.com just released their list of the top 20 markets, Dallas, San Jose, and San Francisco being at the top.  The first employment summary for both this year and part of

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Rich Ford of Roofstock Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #471

January 29th, 2016

  Rich Ford Chief Development Officer for Roofstock (Full Bio) Bruce Norris is joined this week by Rich Ford. Rich is Chief Development Officer and co-founder of Roofstock, a semi-stealth new startup based in Oakland. His website bills the company as “rental home investing made stock market simple.” Invitees who are starting to buy and

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MERS Experiences Victory this Week

January 29th, 2016

Sources: Black Knight: Home prices maintain trend, move higher Led by Housing, Economy Suffers Slight Setback to End 2015 Morning Briefing: Existing home sales set new monthly-gain record 2015 New-Home Sales Reach Eight-Year High Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates drop four consecutive weeks Pending Sales of Existing Homes in U.S. Rise Less Than Forecast Morning Briefing: Drop in

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Underwater Homes See Decrease at End of 2015

January 28th, 2016

Today’s News Synopsis:   Freddie Mac reported mortgage rates decreased for the fourth week in a row with 30-year rates now at 3.79% and 15-year rates at 3.07%.  Pending home sales did increase, but less than expected by only 0.1%.  Underwater homes also saw a decrease at the end of 2015,

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Real Estate Agents Putting More Time Into Helping Disabled Find Right Home

January 27th, 2016

Today’s News Synopsis:   The NAHB reported a 14.5% increase in new home sales, its highest in eight years.  At the same time, the MBA reported mortgage applications also increased 8.8% with the drop in mortgage rates.  Real estate agents are putting more time and effort into helping those with disabilities

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