Archive for March, 2012

Can the young save the California housing market? 5 demographic trends impacting the California housing market from 2010 to 2020.


2012 the year of the short sale – Short sales over 50 percent of all MLS inventory in Southern California. Beware of costs like PMI, HOAs, and Mello-Roos.


Groundhog Day – California budget deficits pop up once again. California hyper cyclical with tax policy. What does a normal housing market for California look like?


Retracing the housing bubble in Orange County – Is real estate still in a bubble in Orange County? The $1 million median home price prediction of 2005. Costa Mesa lists 8 foreclosure on MLS while 313 homes are in the shadow inventory.


FHA insured loans have stepped in to fill a gaping void left from low down payment mortgage products. The risk and consequence for this action is now coming home to roost in a dramatic fashion.


Short sales and foreclosures made up 52 percent of all recent Southern California home sales – Lenders aggressively pricing lower-end properties to move. Two Pasadena examples.


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