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A new model of real estate – Economic recovery driven not by residential real estate sector. Are lower real estate values helping the economic recovery?


Malibu housing correction – 2005 saw 50,000+ million dollar home sales in California. In 2010 it was roughly 20,000. Malibu REOs listed at 15 but shadow inventory above 100+ in a prime SoCal beachfront city.


REO-to-rentals another Fed subsidy for big investors and select banks. Federal Reserve looking to engineer yet another bailout for key banking allies. Fed acknowledges 12,000,000 homes with negative equity.


The rise of the investor and affordable home buyer class – Southern California has hit a lost decade when it comes to nominal home prices. Median home price of Southern California back to 2002 levels. Record number of absentee investors purchasing homes.


The future of the young American homebuyer. Average foreclosure timeline jumps from 253 days in 2007 to 674 days in 2011. Homeownership rates for younger Americans point to significant issues in household income, demographic changes, and attitude shifts in the desire to buy a home.


Three dramatic housing trends closing out 2011 – Impact of overstating home sales, foreclosure wave will return in 2012, and a very creative agent picture of a property.


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