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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May 07, 2019

Riverside, CA Has The Biggest Share

Today’s News Synopsis: More than 1/5 Millennials still live with mom.  Home prices in March increased by 3.7% year-over-year according to CoreLogic.  So what it is about that $17,000 “sweet spot” that could help you in selling your home? In The News: Zillow – “More Than One in Five Millennials Sill

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Apr 02, 2019

Oh Yeah, And Now A Mortgage Too

Today’s News Synopsis: Zillow can help you find a house.  Home prices increased 4% year-over-year in February according to CoreLogic.  In order to help boost homeownership, Bank of America will start giving borrowers $10,000 to close a loan. In The News: Zillow – “Sale Prices Jump After Communities Named Opportunity Zones”

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Mar 26, 2019

Zillow Zestimates For 14 Famous Movie Homes

Today’s News Synopsis: How much would the Father of the Bride home cost in real life?  Home prices saw their smallest increase in six years in 20 cities in the U.S.  Housing starts decreased 8.7% in February after having seen a surge the month prior. In The News: Bloomberg – “Home

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