Southern Californians Struggling to Afford Homes

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According to the California Association of Realtors (CAR), in the third quarter of 2018 just 27% households in California would be able to afford a median priced home at $588,530, requiring an annual income of at least $125,540. While this is up 1% from second quarter, it’s down 1% from the same time last year. The percent […]

2019 Market Predictions

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The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) is predicting a slowdown in the 2019 housing market. Interest rates will continue to go up, straining already weak affordability and reducing demand. The senior Vice President and Chief Economist of C.A.R., Leslie Appleton-Young, says that high prices despite our recovery from the housing shortage are fueling a period […]

New Constructions Selling Slower than Expected

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After a long period of builders being reluctant to construct new homes, construction is now on the rise again. In the second quarter of 2018, the number of new constructions was 3336 among four Southern California counties, comprising Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. This amounts to a 19% increase from the prior […]