Monthly Archives: October 2013

Pending Homes Sales Slide in September

Pending Home Sales Continue Slide in September WASHINGTON (October 28, 2013) – Pending home sales declined for the fourth consecutive month in September, as higher mortgage interest rates and higher home prices curbed buying power, according to the National Association … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales Down in September, Prices Rise

Existing-Home Sales Down in September but Prices Rise After hitting the highest level in nearly four years, existing-home sales declined in September, but limited inventory conditions continued to pressure home prices in much of the country, according to the National … Continue reading

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Southland Median Sale Price Dips

Southland Median Sale Price Dips Month-to-Month, Still Up Sharply From Year Ago October 16, 2013 Southern California home sales in September fell more than usual from August but rose modestly above a year earlier as sales gains for mid- to … Continue reading

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Will buyers get caught in a squeeze play?

Will buyers get caught in a squeeze play? By Ken Harney Oct 15, 2013 WASHINGTON — Federal agencies haven’t been functioning much this month, but six of them are looking at a proposal that could squeeze huge numbers of buyers … Continue reading

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Small Home Improvements = Big Returns for Sellers

Small Home Improvements with Big Returns for Sellers Source: AOL Real Estate By Donna Fuscaldo Even in a housing market where inventory is low, buyers still want a move-in ready house and are willing to pay more for one that’s … Continue reading

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FREDDIE MAC SURVEY RESULTS

SUMMARY OF FREDDIE MAC SURVEY RESULTS     30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages US West

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Fixed Mortgage Rates Change Little

Fixed Mortgage Rates Little Changed MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Oct 10, 2013) – Freddie Mac today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey┬« (PMMS┬«), showing average fixed mortgage rates changing little for the week amid the federal debt impasse … Continue reading

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Summary Statistics Third Quarter 2013

Summary Statistics Santa Barbara Search Parameters: Property type Res; TYP of ‘ Home/Estate’, ‘ PUD’; District of ’05 – CARPINTERIA-SUMMERLAND’, ’10 – MONTECITO’, ’15 – SB/EAST OF STATE’, ’20 – SB/WEST OF STATE’, ’25 – HOPE RANCH’, ’30 – SB/GOL … Continue reading

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Mortgages More Affordable

Mortgages got more affordable again this week The average interest rate for the most popular kind of home loan, the 30-year fixed rate, fell to 4.22%, down from 4.32% a week earlier.

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Regulations on Rental Building Repairs

Good news for owners of smaller residential rental properties By Stephen Fishman September 30, 2013 Last week’s column (“IRS finally provides guidance on building repairs vs. improvements“) explained that the IRS has finally issued the final version of its monumentally … Continue reading

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