Category Archives: Home Buying

A Case For Keeping Freddie And Fannie Redux

Yesterday the US Treasury and Steve Mnuchin, laid out a plan to take Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae private… again.   Obama and his administration proposed pretty much the same idea as Secretary Mnuchin and the Trump administration six years ago.  … Continue reading

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Netflix’ Stranger Things Comes To The Southern California Housing Market

If you’ve not had the chance to see Netfilx’ Stranger Things, you’re missing out.  It’s a fantastic show. *Spoiler Alert* If you have seen the show, you know that it revolves around the premise that there exists a parallel but alternative … Continue reading

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The Tale Of The Strangest Market

I must admit, writing this article I can’t help but wonder if my data isn’t incorrect.  The back story here is that I follow the inventory data pretty closely for my local marketplace.  (Contact Tim here) And as is the … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Corelogic Case-Shiller April 2019

To channel Jan Brady of the Brady Bunch, data, data, data… The information out of Corelogic Case-Shiller today shows a slowing real estate market.  Slowing price appreciation anyway.  Sales we know have been slowing nationally for months, but it’s the … Continue reading

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Interpreting What The Early 2019 Housing Data Means

The housing data that came out of the National Association of Realtors yesterday morning was not good. Sales were down 6.4% from last year, similar to the sales pace to 2000 which if you recall was in a mini recession … Continue reading

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Real Estate, The Economy and Predictions for 2019

If you’re like me you are listening to the prognosticators making their predictions for 2019.  Not one to be left behind, here are my predictions on what you can expect from real estate and the economy at large in 2019. … Continue reading

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Buying My First Home: An Online Discount Broker Experience

I’d like to relay a story to you… My name is Sam Lottner.  I’m 34 years old, a programmer by education and trade and the time had come for me to buy my first home.  Some of my friends have … Continue reading

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