Housing Solution…Disruptor?

Today’s News Synopsis:

Are cheap 3D-printed homes on their way?  It looks like we will have to wait a little bit longer to see the results of the Dodd-Frank reform bill as voting has been postponed by the Senate.  One thing California has seen a decrease in is empty houses as vacancies are at their lowest in 13 years.

In The News:

HousingWire – “Senate postpones vote for Dodd-Frank reform bill” (3-12-2018)

“The Senate announced Thursday it would postpone the vote on its Dodd-Frank reform bill until sometime this week after it couldn’t agree on the bill’s more than 100 amendments.”

Zillow – “Changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Could Cost Borrowers Additional $400 in Monthly Mortgage Payments” (3-12-2018)

“Proposed reforms to the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) that guarantee the majority of U.S. home loans could drive up monthly housing costs and diminish housing affordability for many Americans, according to Zillow.”

The Balance – “Three Types of Foreclosures” (3-12-2018)

“No matter how you look at it, the business of buying and selling properties at or near foreclosure is not a happy one.  However, it can be a mutually beneficial transaction for a willing investor and a distressed homeowner.”

The Verge – “This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter” (3-12-2018)

“Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities”

Realtor.com “How to Make Homemade Carpet and Floor Cleaners to Spring-Clean Your Home” (3-12-2018)

“Want to know how to make homemade carpet cleaner, floor cleaner, and more, to scour every surface in your home? It’s a good idea—particularly if you’re spring-cleaning, or else just because you’ve noticed that Windex ain’t cheap, or heard that Pine-Sol could give your pets a tummy ache and punch a hole in the Earth’s ozone layer (kidding about that last part!).”

KQED – “Data Dig: Are Foreign Investors Driving Up Real Estate in Your California Neighborhood?” (3-12-2018)

“How many all-cash home sales happened in your neighborhood?  With the help of real estate data firm ATTOM Data Solutions, we’ve mapped all-cash home sales for each zip code in California from 2005 to 2017.”

Mercury News – “Empty homes a California rarity as vacancies at 13-year low” (3-12-2018)

“One challenge folks shopping for California housing face is the rarity of a vacant home.  The U.S. Census Bureau tracking of the empty-but-owned homes found that 1 percent of ownership residences were vacant in California in 2017, the lowest since 2004 and the fifth-lowest rate nationally.”


Hard Money Loan Closed

Compton, California hard money loan closed. Real estate investor received loan for $240,000 on this single family property appraised for $410,000.

Los Angeles Hard Money Loan


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