Market Minute August 12
Recent increase in housing formation, lowered interest rates, make better housing market. Los Angeles still low on approved housing construction; mortgage rates dropped as low as 3.60%, read more at the link . . .
Market Minute July 29th
In June, existing home sales dip but new home sales increase; jobless claims drop to lowest level in 3 months
Market Minute July 22
California median home price up slightly from May of 2018; housing permits fall to lowest level in 2 years, read newsletter at the link . . .
Market Minute July 16
Calif. Assoc. of Realtors upgrades its annual forecast at last week's midyear presentation to even better sales and faster price growth than predicted last Fall; FHA bill clears the House allowing 1st time buyer to receive discount on mortgage insurance premiums, read more at link; mortgage delinquency lowest in over 20 years . . . .
Market Minute July 8
Home prices increased 3.6% from one year ago, additional increase predicted to 5.6% by May 2020; tariff worries have some impact on manufacturers and service sectors; jobs added in June; see newsletter at the link . . . .
Market Minute June 3
Weak home-price gains, falling sales, Americans cut back on spending, and mortgage applications decreasing
Market Minute May 20
California's housing market, although not surging ahead, is looking much less scary than it did during the first quarter
Market Minute May 13
Slow but upward trending price growth, widening trade deficit, mortgage applications slightly up
The latest reported existing home sales series, median home prices, unsold inventory index, median time on market, first-time buyer housing affordability index, and the latest mortgage rates
Market Minute Feb 11 2019
Housing and Real Estate articles on the Economy - Mortgage rates in 3 month low - national home prices slow. Articles from Wall Street Journal, Housing Wire, CNBC, and more. see the link
Market Minute Feb 4 2019
Downloadable articles from Wall Street Journal, Freddie Mac, Housing Wire, etc., on subdued mortgage rates, lower consumer confidence, construction spending, and more at the link
Market Matters, January 17, 2019
Builders offering discounts in a slowing market; what is in the new Governor's housing budget?; mortgage rates remain reined in, see more at link
Market Matters, January 3 2019
Bay Area housing, more expensive and getting less; home renovation projects are going DIY; San Diego County renters spending 30 percent and more on rent;
Market Matters Dec 27
Homeownership rate to rise in 2019; 30 year mortgage rates fluctuating, but higher; find out what first time buyers regretted and would do differently, see more at the link