Dec 03, 2019

Can You Guess How Many Are in California?

Today’s News Synopsis: 6 cities you need a 6 figure salary to afford.  Home prices increased by 3.5% year-over-year according to CoreLogic.  Is rent control as effective as it seems? In The News: Inman – “Rent control is getting more popular, but does it actually work?” (12-3-2019) “New laws in California

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Nov 26, 2019

Fannie and Freddie Stepping Up Their Game

Today’s News Synopsis: Conforming loans limits over $500K for the first time.  New home sales were strong last month, having increased 0.7% to 733,000 units.  You better get ready, because it turns out the best time to buy a home is the winter. In The News: Forbes – “The Real Estate

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Oct 23, 2019

Attack of the iSquatters!

Today’s News Synopsis: What are iSquatters, and how do they abuse the iBuying space?  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported an 11.9% decrease in mortgage applications from last week.  Home prices increased 4.6% from last month according to the FHFA. In The News: Realtor.com – “What Do Both Republicans and Democrats Really

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Sep 03, 2019

Deal Would Cap Annual Rent Increases At 5% Plus Inflation and 10% Max

Today’s News Synopsis: California governor announces deal to cap rising rents.  Home prices increased slightly in July by 3.6% year-over-year.  Which age group is driving home prices up again?  Believe it or not, it’s the older millennials. In The News: HousingWire – “Artificial intelligence in residential real estate: Reality or hype?”

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Aug 15, 2019

What’s On Your Color Palette For 2020?

Today’s News Synopsis: What are the top colors for your home for 2020 and beyond?  Mortgage rates are at their lowest on record with 30-year rates at 3.6% and 15-year rates at 3.07%.  Home prices increased 3% in July with the 3% drop in supply. In The News: Mortgage Bankers

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Aug 06, 2019

The Black and Yellow Buzzy Invaders Can Become Territorial

Today’s News Synopsis: How to get rid of Wasps.  Home prices increased 3.4% year-over-year in June according to CoreLogic.  Job openings continue to remain high as of June. In The News: Realtor.com – “How to Get Rid of Wasps – and What to Do If You Find a Nest” (8-6-2019) “You’re

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Jul 23, 2019

The ADU Top Ten

Today’s News Synopsis: If you’re considering investing in accessory dwelling units, what are ten things you should consider?  The FHFA reported home prices increased by 0.1% in May across the country.  Meanwhile, existing-home sales were weaker, having declined 1.7% in June. In The News: BiggerPockets – “10 Things to Consider When

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Jul 02, 2019

Is It Time To Sound The Alarm?

Today’s News Synopsis: Alt-doc loans have doubled in the last 2 years.  Home prices increased 3.6% year-over-year in May according to CoreLogic.  Where is the number one zip code for baby boomers to live in America? In The News: Curbed – “Oregon just effectively banned single-family zoning” (7-2-2019) “Oregon just staked

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Jun 20, 2019

Would You Let A Buyer Spend The Night In Your House?

Today’s News Synopsis: Wanna sell your house, let buyers sleep on it.  Literally.  Mortgage rates remain stable with 30-year rates at 3.84% and 15-year rates at 3.25%.  Home prices increased 3.6% in May, the largest year-over-year increase in 7 months. In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates Stabilize” (6-20-2019) “Freddie

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Jun 04, 2019

Changes Could Lower Housing Cost For Millions of Americans

Today’s News Synopsis: Fannie and Freddie changes coming.  CoreLogic reported home prices increased 3.6% year-over-year in April.  Meanwhile, home prices for newly constructed homes decreased by 1% in the first quarter. In The News: Forbes – “Expecting?  These Cities Are The Most Affordable Places To Raise A Child” (6-4-2019) “It’s tough

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