Monthly Archives: July 2013

Home Prices Continue to Increase

Home Prices Continue to Increase in May 2013 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

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Renters Say Homeownership is a Top Priority

Renters Thinking More about Owning a Home, Say Homeownership is a Top Priority WASHINGTON (July 25, 2013) – Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good financial decision and a majority of renters say homeownership is one of their … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Ease

Mortgage Rates Calm Further MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Jul 25, 2013) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates easing for the second consecutive week helping to alleviate … Continue reading

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Home Prices and Inventory Rise

Home Prices and Inventory Rise; Mortgage Rates Back to Stable By Ed Ferrara July 24, 2013 The most recent report from the National Association of Realtors shows that the national median existing home price for the month of June increased … Continue reading

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2013 Spring Selling Season Hot

2013 Spring Selling Season Was Hottest Since 2004, As Recovery Accelerates & Widens by Svenja Gudell July 22, 2013 Zillow’s second quarter Real Estate Market Reports, released today, show home values increased 2.4% from the first quarter of 2013 to … Continue reading

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June Existing-Home Sales Slip

June Existing-Home Sales Slip but Prices Continue to Roll at Double-Digit Rates WASHINGTON (July 22, 2013) – Existing-home sales declined in June but have stayed well above year-ago levels for the past two years, while the median price shows seven … Continue reading

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Pocket Listings Under Fire in California

Pocket listings under fire in California by Bernice Ross July 11, 2013 Ever since the advent of the multiple listing service, there have always been pocket listings. What is a pocket listing? Here’s how real estate columnist Ken Harney defines … Continue reading

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The Foreclosure Crisis Is Over

The foreclosure crisis is over By Daren Blomquist July 9, 2013 It’s been a long haul since the housing bubble burst in 2006 but there’s growing evidence that the foreclosure crisis is quickly winding down even as a stubborn batch … Continue reading

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July Beach Sales – Santa Barbara area

JULY  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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Primary Mortgage Market Survey

Mortgage Rates Reverse Course and Tick Down MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Jul 3, 2013) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates reversing course after last week’s big … Continue reading

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