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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 Investing in Accessory Dwelling Units” …

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Is Rent Control A Tool To Deal With The Consequences Of California’s Affordability Problem?

Today’s News Synopsis: OPINION: California renters need relief.  That means weakening Costa-Hawkins.  Where are the best places to buy if you are a first-time homebuyer: Florida and Las Vegas.  A new style of home brings the jungle right into your own backyard, or more accurately, your living room. In The News: LA Times – “California renters …

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The Stone Of the Brexit Exit May Be Skipping Across The Pond To America

Today’s News Synopsis: America could be feeling the effects of Britain’s exit from the European Union.  Home prices saw their smallest year-over-year gain in seven years, having increased only 0.6% in February.  Mortgage rates decreased to 4.31% for 30-year rates and 3.76% for 15-year rates, making homebuying less expensive too. In The News: Realtor.com – “Britain’s …

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Do You Know How It Works?

Today’s News Synopsis: Buying a foreclosed home?  2018 ended with new home sales decreasing drastically by 18-19% compared to December 2017.  Could we see an end to interest rate hikes this year? In The News: Zillow – “Silicon Valley Still Reigns Supreme for Hottest Housing Markets, but the South Will Heat Up in 2019” (1-15-2019) “The …

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