Monthly Archives: June 2013

May Pending Homes Sales Highest in 6+ Years

May Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Level in Over Six Years WASHINGTON (June 27, 2013) – Pending home sales rose in May to the highest level since late 2006, implying a possible spark as mortgage interest rates began to rise, … Continue reading

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Fed Announces Continued Bond Purchases, Mortgage Rates Fall

Fed Announces Continued Bond Purchases, Mortgage Rates Fall by Broderick Perkins June 26, 2013 Credit the Federal Reserve with lenders pulling the reigns on rising mortgage rates and taking some of the hot air out of bubble- doom saying.

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Realtors Warn Sellers About Pocket Listings

California Realtors warning sellers about pocket listings June 25, 2013 The California Association of Realtors has published a “Q-and-A” on pocket listings for Realtors to distribute to their clients and the news media titled “The Pros and Cons of Off-MLS … Continue reading

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For Foreign Home Buyers, U.S. is Profitable Investment

Foreign Home Buyers Continue to Identify U.S. as Profitable Investment, Realtors® Report WASHINGTON (June 24, 2013) – International home sales in the U.S. declined in the past year, but are at their second highest level in recent years and are … Continue reading

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Home Prices Jump 12%

Home prices jump 12% By Chris Isidore @CNNMoney June 25, 2013 The rise in home prices continued to accelerate in April, but a jump in mortgage rates could soon put the brakes on prices.

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May Existing Home Sales Above A Year Ago

WASHINGTON (June 20, 2013) – Existing-home sales improved in May and remain solidly above a year ago, while the median price continued to rise by double-digit rates from a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

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Average Mortgage Rates Move Slightly Lower

MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Jun 20, 2013) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey(R) (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving slightly lower for the week as markets awaited the Federal Reserve’s monetary … Continue reading

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Huge Home Price Gains May Moderate as Supply Increases

Huge home price gains expected to moderate as supply increases By Andrew Khouri June 19, 2013 Dramatic double-digit percentage home price gains have raised concerns of a new housing bubble, but those eye-popping increases should moderate by the end of … Continue reading

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Prices rise – but concerns about another bubble

By Beth Ann Bovino   June 18, 2013 As the rebound in the U.S. housing market continues to strengthen, with annualized prices rising more than 10% nationally in March and April, some market watchers have begun to warn of a … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara & Surrounding Beaches – June 2013

JUNE  2013 The following is a list of “beach” properties either privately or publicly for sale or have been previously for sale by various agents.

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