Home-sales-per-household ratio remains flat despite inventory concerns

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The following article is reprinted from first tuesday journal, and was written by Carrie B. Reyes.  We seldom reprint entire articles, however this contains a unique interpretation of statistics worthy of being widely distributed.  Our thanks to first tuesday journal and Ms. Reyes. On a monthly basis, 2.9 homes sold per 1,000 households at the […]

Climate Change Beach Warning

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For several years we have been hearing about rising sea levels and the loss of oceanfront land as a result. Living at the beach, we’re obviously concerned about the flooding potential for multi-million dollar Strand properties, our local harbors, and Catalina Island. To our surprise and delight, the rising ocean levels have both negative and […]

Spring Quarter 2017 News

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The Brokers’ Open House: Step One of Marketing Your Home By: Tara Mastroeni If you’re trying to sell your home, it’s likely your real estate agent has suggested hosting a brokers’ open house. But, what is that, exactly? Long story short, it’s an open house not for home buyers, but for their agents so they […]

Empty Nesting Thoughts

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As I read this Houzz article, I kept thinking about all the people I know who would have been empty nesters if the economy was still as strong as it was 20+ years ago. Today, many of the people we meet are ‘doubled up’ with multiple generations living in the same home.  If you’re among […]

Coastal Cities Hardest Hit By Rate Increases

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Courtesy National Association of Realtors Daily Real Estate News | Monday, January 23, 2017 Home buyers along coastal housing markets are being impacted the most by rising mortgage rates over the past few weeks, according to an analysis by the National Association of REALTORS®. The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage went up from 3.5 percent in […]