Tag Archives: Orange County

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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C.A.R. : April sales and price report

From the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS: California median home price reaches highest level since December 2007; home sales register largest monthly gain since January 2011 LOS ANGELES (May 15) –Showing true signs of improvement, California’s housing market continued to perform … 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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OrangeCounty – Number of homes sold in May increase by 24%

You be the Judge: Is the real estate market getting better or worse? May 2011 – homes sold: 2,286 May 2012 – homes sold: 2,838 (+24%) May 2011 – homes in escrow: 2,329 May 2012 – homes in escrow: 3,541 (+52%) May 2011 – homes for sale: 18,126 April 2012 … Continue reading

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W. S. JOURNAL: Discussion: Is the Housing Market Bottoming Out?

From THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – S. Mitra Kalita: Has the housing market hit bottom? It depends on where you are – and whom you ask. Developments posed the question to a handful of economists, real-estate agents and industry watchers. Here are their … Continue reading

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HW: New bill directs GSE, FHA principal reduction programs

From HousingWire – Jon A Prior: A bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives Friday would require regulators to craft principal reduction programs for government-backed mortgages. Click here for full article.

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Mission Viejo May Market Report

May Mission Viejo Home Sales 109 (+31 from last month) 24 condos (+5 from last month) 85 single family residences (+26 from last month) Mission Viejo Homes Now on Market At present there are 404 homes for sale in Mission Viejo (+9 from last month) … Continue reading

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MSNBC.com: Tight credit, few jobs make for ‘awful’ market

Excerpt from MSNBC.com/The Orange County Register — Jeff Collins: Jeff and Jannice Jacobson seemed like the ideal borrowers. Both had good jobs, money in the bank and solid credit scores. But that didn’t keep their lender from almost killing a … Continue reading

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