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    Mortgage Applications Decline While Interest Rates Hit Twelve Month Low

    It’s become clear that the market has struggled this spring – a disappointment to all of us in the RE industry – but as we near summer, it’s become apparent that some improvements have been made. While affordability has been a killer for many would be buyers, mortgage rates have been improving for those trying […]

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    Building a back yard retreat

    As the weather warms and we start emerging from our winter hibernation, ready to enjoy our outdoor spaces again, a browse of Pinterest yields thousands of bright, inexpensive ideas to brighten the backyard and make your home the go-to barbecue spot in the neighborhood. We looked at ease of implementation, cost and — as an […]

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    How to Organize Your Move in 6 Steps

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re moving near or far—it’s important to stay organized during your move. And that doesn’t just mean making a schedule and sticking to it. You’ll need to figure out a system for organizing, packing and storing your belongings. Use these six steps to create a plan that will keep your move […]

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    UCLA Anderson Forecast predicts ‘normal’ California housing market

    Despite a housing market that appears to be slowing down, construction jobs should continue to help drive job growth in Southern California over the next few years, according to a new report. This is a market where the transactions are not banks blowing out their supply [of foreclosures], which is very hard to predict.– Jerry […]

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    California Leads nation in Homebuyer assistance programs

    We were surprised by a recent survey done by Down Payment Resource indicating that many homebuyer assistance programs are funded but underutilized. Given that California has the most programs perhaps you could expand your qualified buyer pool by leveraging these homebuyer assistance programs? An analysis of homebuyer assistance programs available through state and local housing […]

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    Sunstone to issue 18M shares in Public Offering

    Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. announced plans to issue 18 million shares of its common stock in a public offering, in part to help pay for its latest resort acquisition. The Aliso Viejo-based real estate investment trust has stakes in 29 hotel properties throughout the U.S., including a couple in Orange County. Pricing of the public […]

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