Jan 08, 2019

Hey Siri, Is It Time To Buy A House?

Today’s News Synopsis: How long before your smartphone tells you when and where to buy a home?  Delinquency rates decreased in October to their lowest in 18 years according to CoreLogic with 4.1% of mortgages in some stage of delinquency.  Do you want security for your home that is simple

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Aug 09, 2018

Equities, Housing, Treasury Bills or Bonds?

Today’s News Synopsis: What’s the best investment over the last 150 years?  In the second quarter of 2018, 1 in 10 properties was seriously underwater.  Mortgage rates decreased only slightly with 30-year rates now at 4.59% and 15-year at 4.05%. In The News: Zillow – “The U.S. Will Gain 23 New

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Jul 26, 2018

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

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Jul 18, 2018

Never Going to Happen But Kind of Fun to Think About. Probably Never?

Today’s News Synopsis: How California stacks up split into 3 states.  HUD and the Commerce Department reported housing starts decreased 12.3%.  Zillow plans on expanding the buy and sell business to Atlanta. In The News: ATTOM Data Solutions – “How California Housing Stacks Split Into Three States” (7-18-2018) “ATTOM Data Solutions,

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Jun 21, 2018

Rising Mortgage Rates Chipping Away Affordability

Today’s News Synopsis: Mortgage payments require largest share of income since 2009.  ATTOM Data Solutions released their latest data on home prices, which showed they are now at their least affordable level since the third quarter of 2008.  According to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates decreased again, putting 30-year rates at

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Jun 14, 2018

What Causes Equity Gains?

Today’s News Synopsis: A Trillion dollars’ worth of equity.  May saw a hot housing market with home prices increasing by 6.3%.  Mortgage rates are increasing once again with 30-year rates now at 4.62% and 15-year rates at 4.07%. In The News: ATTOM Data Solutions – “Home Equity Lines of Credit Increase

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Jun 07, 2018

Age-In-Place Remodels?

Today’s News Synopsis: Where will 55+ living go next?  ATTOM Data Solutions reported the rate of home flipping in the U.S. was at its highest in six years at the beginning of hte year, with 48,457 flipped in the first quarter.  Mortgage rates decreased for the second week in a

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May 10, 2018

How Many Do You Possess?

Today’s News Synopsis: What are 10 habits of successful real estate investors?  Home affordability increased in the first quarter of 2018 with the rise in incomes.  Mortgage rates remained relatively the same with 30-year rates at 4.55% and 15-year rates at 4.01%. In The News: Zillow – “Share of Millennials Living

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May 07, 2018

Other Than, You Know, Um, Being Affordable

Today’s News Synopsis: What are the other benefits of affordable housing?  The latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index from Fannie Mae showed a 3.4% increase in housing confidence, putting it now at 91.7.  The effects of the housing crisis are now being felt in smaller cities, not just the big ones.

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May 03, 2018

Is It Taxes, House Prices…Are You Mad At Me?

Today’s News Synopsis: Hey Californians. Where you going?  The NAHB reported builder confidence for the 55+ housing market continued to stay strong in the first quarter at 71.  ATTOM Data Solutions released their latest report on home equity and underwater properties, showing they were down 291,000 from last year while

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