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Forget What You Know: This Year, Sellers May Benefit From Listing Early

By Jonathan Smoke | Jan 13, 2017 Conventional wisdom in real estate holds that sellers should time the market to maximize their price. Why? Because home sales are extremely seasonal: They peak in spring and summer, when prices peak as well. That’s why in most markets, most years, the optimal time to list is in […]

Who is ready to sell their home?

Happy Friday everyone. Here is the data for Orange County’s housing market for the last year. Prices are UP inventory is DOWN which means homes are selling quickly. Here is a chart of new listing to hit the market from 2015 to last month 2016. As of december there has been a dramatic increase in […]

What the Fed’s Decision Means for Housing

Watch this video brought to you by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015 Since 2008, the Federal Reserve has kept a zero-interest rate policy in place. But on Wednesday, in a largely anticipated move, they voted to bring an end to that era and increased its benchmark short-term […]

U.S. housing permits breach 1 million mark, home prices surge

(Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/26/us-housing-permits-idUSBRE9AP0NA20131126) – Permits for future U.S. home construction rose to their highest in nearly 5-1/2 years in October and prices for single-family homes notched big gains in September, suggesting a run-up in mortgage interest rates has not derailed the housing recovery. The data releases on Tuesday were the latest signs of strength in the economy, […]