Archive for January, 2011

Is housing hiding inflation in other sectors of the economy? CPI gives housing a 42 percent weight and this has obscured rising costs in medical care, education, food, and energy. It has also given the Federal Reserve another excuse to digitally print more money.


Santa Monica real estate enters correction mode – Prime California housing market enters correction phase. From $1 million to $865,000 and still in a bubble. 1 MLS listed foreclosure for Santa Monica yet 177 homes are in some stage of foreclosure.


Foreclosure properties moving through the belly of the banking python – Notice of defaults decline while properties scheduled for auction jump. 2011 will see a jump in visible bank owned properties making it to the public. Agoura Hills and Woodland Hills real estate examples.


Southern California housing and the lost decade in prices – Inland Empire median home prices now officially back to 2001 price levels. Orange County median price down 5 percent on an annual basis.


Financially dreaming in California – 50 percent of California households with a mortgage cannot afford the home they are living in. The lingering effects of Alt-A mortgages and negative equity.


Culver City home enters the $300,000 price arena. Foreclosure tipping point in prime Southern California cities. Some banks moving ahead of the California housing correction. Real Homes of Genius.


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