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The 5 Real Estate Trends That Will Shape 2016

The 5 Real Estate Trends That Will Shape 2016

1. We’ll return to normal (Anyone remember normal?) The year ahead will see healthy growth in home sales and prices, but at a slower pace than in 2015. This slowdown is not an indication of a problem—it’s just a return to normalcy. We’ve lived through 15 years of truly abnormal trends, and after working off […]

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Case-Shiller Data Shows Pronounced Increases in Los Angeles

Case-Shiller Data Shows Pronounced Increases in Los Angeles

Home prices have been climbing throughout 2015. On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, S&P Dow Jones Indices published the November report and the gains continue.  The second chart shows how the 20 cities have done since the S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index bottomed in January 2012. Following is the Case-Shiller data for Los Angeles from 1980 […]

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Top 10 Home Trends Buyers Want in 2016

Top 10 Home Trends Buyers Want in 2016

Clean living is in vogue Gone but not forgotten are the avocado kitchens, the carpeted bathrooms and the sponge-painted walls. I’ll bet that some of you are still rocking one of those beloved trends in your home. You know who you are. But 2016 home trends are more on the clean living side. There are […]

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The Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year is West Adams!

The Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year is West Adams!

The votes have been tallied, the accusations of cheating have been hurled on both sides, and the winner of the 2015 Curbed Cup for Los Angeles’s Neighborhood of the Year is West Adams!! (The prize is a golden jpeg, glory, and the right to mention this in real estate listings for the rest of time.) […]

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Six Economists Forecast the 2016 Housing Market

Six Economists Forecast the 2016 Housing Market

As we ring in a New Year, Housing News Report asked six prominent economists to forecast what 2016 will bring for the U.S. housing market. For housing, 2015 was a strong year, with home sales high and home prices continuing to rise. Overall, the economists surveyed were cautiously optimistic about 2016 when it comes to […]

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Record rebound in home equity gives owners new options

Record rebound in home equity gives owners new options

By Kenneth R. Harney December 22, 2013, 5:00 a.m. WASHINGTON — The biggest story in American real estate in 2013 hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves, so let’s shout this out: Homeowners’ net equity holdings soared $2.2 trillion from the third quarter of 2012 to the third quarter of this year, according to new data collected […]

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Slow & Steady Gains For October’s Home Price Index

Slow & Steady Gains For October’s Home Price Index

Home prices barely continued their slow and steady upward gains in October, according to Corelogic’s Home Price Index Report. Including distressed sales, the national home price rose just 0.2% from September, though year-over-year growth still charted at 12.5%. This yearly gain marks the 20th straight month of national prices increases. The month-on-month deceleration is no surprise, considering […]

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We’re in the TOP TEN!!!

We’re in the TOP TEN!!!

Our own Los Angeles is #6 on the list of towns leading the nation’s housing recovery! Get in touch and let us help you contribute to the cause by finding your dream home! Source: http://www.car.org/aboutus/onecoolthing/towns/

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Millenials Will Come…

Millenials Will Come…

Some economists have recently sounded the alarm that a ‘lost generation of homebuyers,’ namely those born after 1980, are locked in permanent financial stagnation that will prevent the majority from ever forming households. This generation, coined ‘millenials’ by overzealous media marketeers, contends with crushing student loans, limited employment opportunities, rising rates, low inventory with rising […]

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What Buyers Don’t Want

What Buyers Don’t Want

Who knew an in-house elevator was NOT on the list of preferred features for 70% of buyers? More sensible concerns must be afoot…

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