Archive for March, 2014

In California buying is about timing and speculation: Since 2000 the California housing market has experienced more dramatic booms and busts courtesy of speculation, investors, and new financial products.


What happened to the traditional home buyer? California has the highest percentage of young adults living at home with parents. Existing home sales collapse.


Baby boomers value real estate much higher than their offspring: 6 ways traditional buyers are entering high priced markets with the assistance of baby boomer parents.


Investor exhaustion with investment properties hits: Blackstone’s acquisition pace has fallen by 70 percent from peak last year. Running the numbers on rentals in high priced markets.


Will we ever see a return to normal inventory in Southern California? Current February sales weakest since 2008 and the lack of baby boomers listing properties.


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