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The California Association of Realtors has issued its September 2009 homes sales report, which has some good news. Home sold units at CA increased 2.1 percent in September as compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home declined 7.3 percent. "The market's m...
Job growth and employment figures aren't very sexy as topic for a blog article, but it's good to hear expert economist Anil Puri at Cal State University Fullerton make some positive predictions about Orange County.  He sees job growth in 2010.  Cal State Fullerton's 2009 economic forecast now rel...
Scary Hot Housing Market at Orange County is just about right, especially for homes under $500k.  We see homes in this range come onto the market and get multiple offers within 24 hours, with many of these homes going for over asking and for all cash. To Sellers Advantage.  They can wait for the ...
New California law with focus to Limit Predatory Lending Practices was signed today, October 12, 2009, by our Governator (Assembly Bill 260 - Lieu). This new law covers CA state-regulated independent mortgage brokers.  The policy stated and purpose of this law was to restrict California mortgage ...
Monday after this year's Thanksgiving Weekend, November 30, 2009, will be a very busy day in real estate, with home purchases to satisfy First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit - Act Now Before It's Too Late ~ Take Advantage of Your First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit.  New FED "TRUTH IN LENDING" requirement...
Buyer Demand is Wiping Out REOs at the Irvine Housing and Local Real Estate Market.  Trend for local market shows huge buyer demand for REO homes and that the market doesn't have enough listings to support.    Homes sold at Irvine, CA, last thirty days (ending September 29, 2009) - 170 homes Regu...
Congress getting active with support of Proposed Extension on First Time Homebuyer US Income Tax Credit. Press Release September 29, 2009 on a Number of News Sites Legislation will promote growth, stability in housing market September 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) - Reps. Frank Kratovil (D-MD) and ...
Great news for Homebuyers and borrowers is that better mortgage rates were quoted today by Caliornia lenders and mortgage brokers. Conforming 30 Year to $417k                       4.750% 30 Year to $729,750                  5.000% 15 Year                                      4.250% 5 Year       ...

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