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The O C Register: $645,000 – How O.C. home prices got back to pre-recession peak, and why experts aren’t worried

From The ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER by Jeff Collins, The median price of a home – or price at the midpoint of all sales – hit $645,000 in April, making Orange County the first Southern California county to get back to … Continue reading

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C.A.R.: 2016 CALIFORNIA HOUSING MARKET FORECAST

From the California Association of Realtors: California’s housing market will continue to improve into 2016, but a shortage of homes on the market and a crimp in housing affordability also will persist, according to C.A.R.’s “2016 California Housing Market Forecast,” … Continue reading

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CFAP: Can FHFA Save the Mortgage Market?

From the Center for American Progress – Sarah Edelman and Julia Gordon: Mel Watt, the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, announced last week that the agency will take a more proactive approach toward healing the housing market. This decision … Continue reading

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CAR: February home sales and price report

From the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS: LOS ANGELES (March 17) – California home sales fell in February, but housing inventory increased as sellers gear up for the spring home-buying season, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported. Click here for … Continue reading

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DSnews: Obama Administration Releases February Housing Scorecard

From DSnews – Colin Robins: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasuryreleased the February edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard on Friday. The report found that new home sales rose, foreclosure completion were … Continue reading

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DQNews: California Foreclosure Starts Dip to Eight-Year Low

From DataQuick News – Andrew LePage: La Jolla, CA.–The number of California homeowners pulled into the formal foreclosure process dropped to an eight-year low last quarter, the result of an improving economy, foreclosure prevention efforts and higher home prices, a real … Continue reading

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C.A.R: The Future of California Real Estate

From the California Association of Realtors: Esteemed authors, futurists, and social commentators joined CEO Joel Signer for the first Thought Leadership panel at the California Association of REALTORS’ annual EXPO. Panelists concluded that the future is not a given when … Continue reading

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C.A.R.: December 2013 home price and sales report

From the California Association of Realtors: LOS ANGELES (Jan. 17) – California home sales fell for the fifth straight month in December as the distressed market plays a dwindling role in the state’s housing market.  Sales for the year were … Continue reading

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L A Times: U.S. regulator asks consumers about home deal closing issues

From the Los Angeles Times – Kenneth R. Harney: The federal government has a real estate question for consumers who have bought or refinanced homes that’s certain to generate more than an earful: Were there any problems when you went … Continue reading

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O C REGISTER: Quick ramp-up for new O.C. builder

From the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER – Jonathan Lansner: It was 2009, the real estate market was in the dumps and Doug Bauer was just another unemployed Orange County homebuilding executive. He had recently left William Lyon Homes as its president, … Continue reading

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