steven thomas: State of the OC Market - 02/28/09 03:23 AM
Recently Jonathon Lansner posted a podcast that he did with Steven Thomas of Altera Real Estate. Great information whether you are a buyer or seller in Orange County. Mr. Thomas posts his Market Time Report every two weeks and continues to be an excellent resource for analysis on Orange County real estate.
If you are sizing up a purchase or sale, looking for an opinion on 'the bottom', this is worth 13 minutes.
Originally posted on OC Real Estate Voice.

steven thomas: 46% of Orange County Inventory is Distressed - 01/03/09 01:25 PM

Steven Thomas, President of Altera Real Estate recently released his latest Orange County Housing Report and it is definitely worth taking the time to review if you are curious about how the 2008 housing market finished and the possible outlook for 2009. It's a very comprehensive summary.
I would encourage you to review the charts for Active Listings and Pending Sales. I love the way that it visually lays out the '05, '06, '07, and '08 numbers for comparison.
One thing worth noting is that current inventory is way down - 11,842 homes off the March peak of 15,617. Homeowners … (2 comments)

steven thomas: 60 Minutes - Second Wave Is Coming...This Thing's Not Over Yet. - 12/15/08 01:31 PM
My husband, Michael cringes when I post things like this - but I never promised to bring you just the Pollyanna good news in the market. The '60 Minutes' piece speculates that we are about halfway through this housing crisis. According to the show, the first wave of this crisis was made up of sub-prime loans. The second wave is predicted to be Alt-A loans and Option ARMs that have adjustments coming.

Watch CBS Videos Online Sean Egan, considered to be on of 6 Wall Street experts that 'predicted the fall of the financial giants' says that the housing market is … (56 comments)

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