3 hot real estate market horrors

by davesingery September 3, 2014 Latest News

Homes create the context for so many of the happiest moments of our lives. But for consumers, sometimes, the process of buying or selling a home gives rise to some pretty fright-filled experiences. A few years ago, we all went through the nightmarish moments that are part of a down market. But now that the […]

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Client Review

by davesingery August 20, 2014 Client Reviews

Frances and the Trinity Realty staff were very instrumental on the sale of my mom’s, Deanna Perez in Los Angeles and the purchase of the new home in Lakewood. Frances and the Trinity Investment staff made it truly happen that my mom, who is 72 years old now live within 5 minutes of own home, […]

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Rich Chinese Are Top Foreign Buyers of U.S. Real Estate

by davesingery July 16, 2014 Latest News

Overseas buyers scooped up $92.2 billion of U.S. real estate last year, driven mainly by wealthy Chinese looking for a safe haven for their families and fortunes. A new report from the National Association of Realtors says sales activity from international buyers surged 35 percent in the 12 months that ended in March. While international […]

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What’s Holding Up Young Homebuyers?

by davesingery July 9, 2014 Latest News

Barriers to homeownership – a lack of affordable homes, unemployment and student debt – are keeping young adults out of the housing market. That, in turn, is taking some of the punch out of the housing recovery, says Jed Kolko, chief economist for the San Francisco-based real estate website Trulia. “Young people had a rough […]

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Homeseller Reluctance Worsens U.S. Inventory Shortage

by davesingery June 4, 2014 Latest News

Jaimie Adler said it’s getting cramped in the Lexington, Massachusetts, house she shares with her husband, two daughters and an au pair who occupies the former office. They’d sell, Adler said, if more homes were on the market in the Boston suburb. Adler is staying put — and she’s not alone. The dearth of residential […]

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30-year mortgage rates drop to 4.12%

by davesingery June 4, 2014 Latest News

What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson, of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel, gives us his take. From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate continues to drop, improving to 4.12 percent from last week’s rate of 4.14 percent. The 15-year fixed rate dipped to 3.21 percent from last week’s 3.25 percent. BOTTOM LINE: […]

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Can housing boom without economic oomph?

by davesingery June 4, 2014 Los Angeles

Home prices do not act in a vacuum. Yes, residential real estate’s gyrations may often be self inflicted – driven, say, by mispricngs or overbuilding or under development or with wildly varying loan qualification terms. But do not forget that housing values are heavily tied to the performance of the wider business climate. To check […]

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Fight Fire with Strategy

by davesingery June 4, 2014 Latest News

Laguna Beach resident Keith Greer is ready for a wildfire. Special sensors outside his home have been designed to spot an approaching blaze. Devices that look like mounted rifles can then shoot water, he said, “all the way to the other side of the canyon.” The $40,000 firefighting system came with the house in Arch […]

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Sky-high premium for O.C. homes

by davesingery May 28, 2014 Latest News

While Orange County homes are selling at prices that have yet to exceed their pre-bubble-bursting peaks by most measurements, the relative cost of a local home has never been higher – according to one of my favorite affordability benchmarks. I’ve long tracked the relationship of Orange County home pricing to nationwide values as my “Orange […]

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Healthier Market Welcome Sight for Spring Home Buyers

by davesingery May 7, 2014 Latest News

The National Housing Trend Report for March was just released by Realtor.com [1], and it offers some great news for spring home buyers. The market is much healthier this year, with growth in inventory and days on the market. With modest price increases present, the overall outlook is good. The stats from Realtor.com showed a […]

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