Last week's economic news was largely positive as both new and existing home sales beat expectations. FHFA reported that home price growth held steady in May, while weekly jobless claims edged up, but … [Read More...]
An article from Jon Lansner of the Orange County Register. June 18th, 2015
Have Orange County house shoppers stopped paying up?
Orange County’s median selling price was $610,000 last month, … [Read More...]
By Chris Mathews, of Fortune Magazine, 6/17, 2015
New research challenges the conventional wisdom on the financial crisis.
In the years following the financial crisis, a cottage industry arose … [Read More...]
Retail Sales, Consumer Confidence Up
Retail sales rose for the third consecutive month. May sales increased at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.20 percent according to Commerce Department data. Auto … [Read More...]
As warm weather rolls across most of the country, it’s time to start thinking about how to protect and care for your home when the mercury soars. What can you do to ensure the summer sun doesn’t cause … [Read More...]
Orange County Housing Report: Data Can Lie
June 7, 2015 From Steven Thomas, of Reports On Housing
Sometimes we rely on data that just does not paint the correct picture.
Housing Data: so … [Read More...]
Last week's economic news included reports on construction spending, Freddie Mac's mortgage rates survey and several employment related reports. The details:
Construction Spending Jumps
The … [Read More...]
The median price of a home in Orange County rose to $600,000 in April, up by 4.2 percent from $576,000 in April 2014, a real estate information service announced today.
According to CoreLogic, the … [Read More...]
( An article from Colin Robertson of TheTruthAboutMortgage.com dated May 11, 2015 )
Since being introduced back in 2009, both and the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and the Home … [Read More...]
A neighborhood on the rise offers things you definitely want: a great space at a good price, and the promise of improvement (and rising home equity). But how do you know when a neighborhood is getting … [Read More...]
By Colin Robertson of TheTruthAboutMortgage.com, 5/6/15
While foreclosures might sound like old news, there are still a ton of borrowers either behind on mortgage payments or in the process of … [Read More...]
FHFA Home Prices Up in February, Existing Home Sales Highest in 18 Months
The Federal Housing Finance Agency reported that home prices associated with mortgages owned or backed by Fannie Mae and … [Read More...]
Last week's economic news included the minutes from the most recent FOMC meeting, which indicated that the Fed's monetary policymakers are eyeing a potential increase in the target federal funds rate, … [Read More...]
Last week's events included the National Association of Home Builder's Housing Market Index, which fell to its lowest reading since last summer. Other news included reports on housing starts and … [Read More...]
Last week provided several housing-related reports including New Home Sales, Pending Home Sales and Existing Home Sales reports. Case-Shiller and FHFA also released data on home prices. The … [Read More...]
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