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 […]

Los Angeles County — Beach Warnings

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Beach Hazard Statement Issued: 1:34 AM PST Jan. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service … Beach hazards statement remains in effect from Thursday morning through Monday evening… * hazards… another large long period west swell will bring high surf to area beaches Thursday through Monday… with a chance of much larger… damaging surf late Friday […]

How Valuable are Open Houses?

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This is a “thought in process” kind of post. One of my clients isn’t ready to buy yet, but wants to “size up the market.” To make that easier, every weekend I send over a list of open houses with the right size, location, etc. A few weeks ago, that list started getting very short. […]

Thoughts On Value #1

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When I think of value, the first thought in my mind is, “Value to whom?” We each have our personal definitions of value. They’re shaped by all the years we’ve been shaped, by the people and events around us. Those definitions begin with our personal preferences. As we grow and age, they are increasingly shaped […]