stop foreclosure: Home Prices Up 6.34% Across the Country & Mortgage Rates Are Down! - 12/01/18 01:04 PM
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Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. I am NOT interested in Selling 100 or 200 homes a year because I would not be able to give each family the time, attention and energy they deserve....
Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based … (8 comments)

stop foreclosure: Weekly Mortgage Rate Update #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #TimeToSell - 04/08/17 10:51 AM
Weekly Mortgage Rate Update A wide range of news was positive for mortgage rates this week. Hawkish comments from the Fed were the only significant unfavorable influence. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week lower, near the best levels of the year.
THIS WEEK'S RATE TREND IS DOWN  
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stop foreclosure: Why Millennials Choose to Buy #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 04/08/17 10:32 AM
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Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.” At 93%, the top reason Millennials choose to buy is to have control over their living space. Many Millennials who rent a home or apartment prior to buying their own homes dream of the day that they will be able to paint the walls … (0 comments)

stop foreclosure: #TimeToSell, Drones: Not Just for Listing Photos Anymore - 04/05/17 02:37 PM
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stop foreclosure: Buying this Spring? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 04/05/17 09:21 AM
Traditionally, spring is the busiest season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on buyer activity. This year will be no different!
Buyers have already been out in force looking for their dream homes and more are on their way, but the challenge is that the inventory of homes for sale has not kept up with demand, which has lead to A LOT of competition for the homes that are available.
A recent Bloomberg article touched on the current market conditions:
“It’s the 2017 U.S. spring home-selling season, and listings are scarcer than they’ve ever … (0 comments)

stop foreclosure: Homes For Sale In Conejo Valley #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 07/21/16 05:40 AM
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stop foreclosure: Ventura County Home Price & Mortgage Rate Update #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 07/16/16 07:10 AM
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Weekly Mortgage Rate Update:  Investors showed a preference for stocks over bonds this week. The economic data had little impact. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week a little higher.
THIS WEEK'S RATE TREND IS UP

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stop foreclosure: Ventura County Home Prices & Mortgage Update #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 07/11/16 10:30 AM
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Weekly Mortgage Rate Update: Over the past week, investors continued to seek the safety of U.S. bonds in the wake of the British vote to exit the European Union. This added demand offset stronger than expected U.S. economic data, and mortgage rates ended the week at the best levels in years.
THIS WEEK'S RATE TREND IS DOWN
 
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stop foreclosure: Mortgage Rates Are Still Tumbling Approaching Record Low Levels - 07/07/16 01:41 AM
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Mortgage rates are tumbling now and they're approaching record-low levels," said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com. "If you're a borrower, don't wait to lock your rate as this opportunity may not last long."
The Brexit could also indirectly benefit other borrowers if the Fed holds off on raising the central bank's key benchmark interest rate. When that rate goes up, it can raise short-term borrowing costs for banks, … (0 comments)

stop foreclosure: "Free College" and "Free Health Care" The Results Are In! - 07/01/16 02:26 AM
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It could be said the words "Canada" and "health care" really don't go together because some Canadians never make it to the doctor.
Too many die untreated due to extended wait times to see a doctor, and those wait times have increased again this year. 
Spain Runs Out of Workers With Almost 5 Million People in Spain Unemployed.....
because unemployed people don’t have the skills employers demand.” Thank You "Free College" Education!!
We Should … (0 comments)

stop foreclosure: BREXIT: What’s the FIXIT for Ventura County Home Buyers and Sellers? - 06/29/16 10:41 AM
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Now that much of the dust has settled and the panic has waned, let’s take a look at what impact Britain’s exit from the European Union may have on the U.S. housing market.
The most immediate impact of Brexit will be on mortgage interest rates. Interest rates have remained at historic lows for the last several years. Contrary to what many experts believed, rates have remained low throughout the first half of 2016.
Possible impact of Brexit on mortgage rates? In a recent article, the Washington Post explained:
“Brexit has spawned … (0 comments)

stop foreclosure: Where Are The Rising Interest Rates? Just Around the Election Corner? - 06/10/16 09:49 AM
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stop foreclosure: Ventura County Homes - History Always Repeats Itself - 02/19/16 07:05 AM
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Less than 1 out of 3 California families can afford to purchase a home: The number of Millennials living at home continues to grow.   Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®, SFR®, CDPE®, CHS®
We are definitely into housing bubble territory.  The latest California affordability figures show that only 29 percent of families can actually buy a home at today’s prices. This is why we are seeing products like the PoppyLoan coming about in the Bay Area trying to bring back the nothing down days of the last bubble.  You also have companies … (0 comments)

stop foreclosure: Be The Eternal Optimist #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 02/18/16 03:34 AM
Here is a joke popularized by Ronald Reagan. 
It makes a useful statement on what to do when things look bleak in your life. 
I looked it up and thought you’d enjoy the full context: 
An excerpt from “How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life” by Peter Robinson: 
 
Chapter One
The Pony In the Dung Heap
When Life Buries You, Dig
Journal Entry, June 2002: 
Over lunch today I asked Ed Meese about one of Reagan’s favorite jokes.  “The pony joke?” Meese replied. “Sure I remember it. If I heard him tell it once, I heard him tell it a thousand times.” 
The joke concerns twin boys of five or six. … (0 comments)

stop foreclosure: Ventura County Short Sales, Is House Flipping Is Making a Comeback? - 02/18/16 03:21 AM
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 If the resales are driven by Flip Investors who see an opportunity to buy homes and make repairs neglected during the recession, the activity could be a good thing. If investors are simply speculating that underlying home values are going to rise, that could be a troubling sign of an overheating market. 
At the onset of the millennium, house flippers—people who purchased imperfect homes, renovated them, and resold them at a profit mere months later—ran rampant in U.S. housing markets. 
When the market went bust, the flippers mostly went … (0 comments)

stop foreclosure: Nothing Is Moving? Has Commerce Come To A Halt ? - 01/12/16 03:50 AM
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Interesting If True....
Commerce between Europe and North America has literally come to a halt. For the first time in known history, not one cargo ship is in-transit in the North Atlantic between Europe and North America. All of them (hundreds) are either anchored offshore or in-port. NOTHING is moving. This has never happened before. It is a horrific economic sign; proof that commerce is literally stopped.
If true, this would be catastrophic for world trade. Even if it’s not true, shipping is still nearly dead in the water according to other indices.  The Baltic Dry … (2 comments)

stop foreclosure: Ventura County Real Estate Prices-Housing Recovery to Pick Up in 2016 - 11/17/15 09:10 AM
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Steady employment and economic growth, pent-up demand, affordable home prices and attractive mortgage rates will keep the housing market on a gradual upward trend in 2016. However, persistent headwinds related to shortages and availability of lots and labor, along with rising material prices are impeding a more robust recovery, according to economists who participated in a recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Fall Construction Forecast Webinar. 
“This recovery is all about jobs,” says NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “If people can get good jobs that pay decent incomes, … (0 comments)

stop foreclosure: Ventura County Mortgage Rate Update #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 11/02/15 01:15 AM
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Weekly Mortgage Rate Update The statement released following Wednesday's Fed meeting was not good for mortgage rates. This week's economic data was roughly neutral. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week higher.
THIS WEEK'S RATE TREND IS UP     
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stop foreclosure: WHY PERISCOPE IS PERFECT FOR YOUR BUSINESS #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 10/08/15 09:45 AM
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Let’s face it: There are technology updates every second of every day and it’s hard to keep up. One of the latest innovations to hit the social media world is a new app called Periscope. It isn’t just another photo sharing app or a place to post your next status update, Periscope truly is a game-changer for both the social community and for real … (3 comments)

stop foreclosure: Why You Should Just STOP Trying #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 09/30/15 09:37 AM
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Name one jargon term YOU think should be eliminated from business-speak. My pick? “Try.”
Let me explain: “Try” is the absolute archenemy to accomplishment, a word loathed by leaders around the world … and beyond. (Even Jedi Master Yoda famously said, “Do or do not. There is no try.”)
Too often “try” is used as an excuse for failure, a simple—and often accepted—justification for why … (0 comments)

 
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