California’s is Finger Licking….Bad!

Today’s News Synopsis:

What is the ugliest building in every state?  The median home price for single-family homes and condos was $255,000 in the second quarter, up 6.3% from last year.  According to Zillow, half the homes in the U.S. are more valuable now than they were at their most valuable prior to the recession.

In The News:

ATTOM Data Solutions – “U.S. Median Home Price Appreciation Decelerates in Q2 2018 to Slowest Pace in Two Years” (7-26-2018)

“ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Q2 2018 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that U.S. single family homes and condos sold for a median price of $255,000 in the second quarter, up 6.3 percent from a year ago to a new all-time high but the slowest annual appreciation since Q2 2016.”

Forbes “For Developers Seeking Tenants And Tenants Seeking Top Talent, Art Works” (7-26-2018)

“In the dog-eat-dog world forged from today’s battle for top talent, employers are no longer content offering free beer and fitness centers as job candidate bait. That trend hasn’t been missed by architects and developers, who are weaving into the very core of their environments aesthetics that engender innovation and expressive thought.”

Zillow – “Half of All U.S. Homes Are More Valuable than Pre-Recession Peak” (7-26-2018)

“A decade after the U.S. housing market crashed, half of the country’s homes have regained the value they lost during the recession, according to the June Zillow Real Estate Market Report.”

Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates Shift Slightly Higher” (7-26-2018)

“Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing that mortgage rates moved up slightly over the past week to their highest level since late June.”

Wall Street Journal “Real-Estate Agents Discover It’s (Literally) a Zoo Out There” (7-26-2018)

“From wild turkeys that crashed a home showing and a stare-down with a startled moose, property brokers recall their encounters with critters.”

National Association of Realtors – “International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate Market Declines, According to Realtor Survey” (7-26-2018)

“Rising home prices and low inventory led to a decline in foreign home purchases in the United States. Total international sales totaled $121 billion during April 2017 to March 2018, a 21 percent decline from the previous 12-month period, according to an annual survey from the National Association of Realtors.”

Bloomberg “The U.S. Housing Market Looks Headed for Its Worst Slowdown in Years” (7-26-2018)

“They were fed up with Seattle’s home bidding wars.  They were only in their late 20s but had already lost two battles and were ready to renew with their landlord.  Then, in May, their agent called.”

Business Insider – “The ugliest building in every US state, according to people who live there” (7-26-2018)

“Architecture is a form of art. When a city constructs a new building, it should add beauty to its streetscape.  But that doesn’t always happen. Every town across the United States likely has a tower, a government complex, or an office building that residents wish never went up.”

 

Hard Money Loan Closed

San Bernardino, California hard money loan closed. Real estate investor received loan for $250,000 on this single family property appraised for $386,000.

San Bernardino Hard Money Loan

 

California Real Estate Investor Events

Bruce Norris will be speaking at the Stay Put or Cash Out with LA REIA on Tuesday, August 7.

Bruce Norris will be presenting Cashing In On A Boom on Saturday, Septemeber 8.

Bruce Norris will be speaking at the Stay Put or Cash Out with SJREI on Thursday, Septemeber 13.

 

Looking Back:

What was spurring Millennial home ownership?  According to Forbes, it was real estate investing.  Despite previous plans to increase interest rates again this month, the Federal Reserve decided to postpone it once again.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications increased 0.4% from the previous week.

 

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