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Flippers’ Paradise: The massive jump in list prices for Culver City. Median list price up almost 100 percent from two years ago. Record low inventory. Distressed properties 3 times the amount of MLS listed homes.


4 emerging trends in the housing market – Pending sales falling in spite of record low mortgage rates. How does the $750,000+ new home market look like? Would a 90 percent drop get your attention?


Chasing the market lower syndrome or how to lose $176,000 in seven months – Case Shiller hits a new post-bubble bottom – Finding the bottom in home prices in California. Woodland Hills has 483 properties in the shadow inventory while 200 non-distressed properties are for sale.


Canceling out a generation of future home buyers because of massive student debt – In 1980 a median priced home in California would purchase 330 years of a UC education. Today it is down to roughly 20 and student loan debt is creating a new class of indentured citizens.


Day of reckoning for shadow inventory and distressed properties – 40 percent of properties in foreclosure have not made a payment in two years or more.


Southern California fondly remembers Y2K by taking prices back to 2000. The typical monthly mortgage payment in California is now the same as it was in 2000. Over 50 percent of all SoCal home sales are distressed properties.


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