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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Thursday, February 4, 2016

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

This Week in News NAR’s Lawrence Yun says housing market is on solid footing [Read Now] The housing market had a solid year for sales and price growth in 2015, but has still not fully shaken off the impact of the downturn eight years ago. National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun spoke with Scotsman Guide News about where the market is headed this year. […] What’s Next for the Housing Market? – Money Magazine [Watch Now] Think cautious optimism. Economists are hopeful that housing market activity — and prices — will continue to perk up generally in 2016, due to a number of factors. The most important catalyst for housing is […]

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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

This Week in News Fannie Mae Predicts Healthy Housing Market, Despite Affordability Issues [Read Now] Following up the exuberant growth of 2015’s housing market would be a tough act if anyone expected it could be followed. Most forecasts for 2016 come to the same conclusions as those of the National Association of Realtors‒‒optimistic about steady growth, but tempered with an understanding that growth will be more modest this year. […] Rams heat up Inglewood’s real estate market – Los Angeles Times [Read Now] For months, commercial real estate agent Matt Crabbs had seen almost no interest in his listing for a vacant retail building on La Brea Avenue in Inglewood. Then suddenly everything […]

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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

♦ REI News ♦ Q &A ♦ Tools ♦ Special Events ♦  REI Club Meetings ♦ About Us ♦ This Week in News 2016 Forecast: Modest Increase in Home Sales Expected – Realtor.org [Read Now] In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun gives his economic forecast for 2016. […] What Real Estate Can Teach Us About Investing – The Motley Fool [Read Now] On this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield interview Tim Leigh, founder of real estate company Hoff & Leigh in Colorado Springs, about how the business works. Listen in to learn about how the company makes its money, how it uses market cycles and research to find good investments, why […]

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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

♦ REI News ♦ Q &A ♦ Tools ♦ Special Events ♦  REI Club Meetings ♦ About Us ♦ This Week in News Check Out These 8 Interesting Predictors of Housing Prices – Realtor.com [Read Now]   When it comes to nailing the best deal in real estate, you can get a jump on the competition! Inside-track insights can be found in the most unusual places—such as on a grocery run, or at the gas pump. We’ve rounded up eight surprising indicators of change in home prices. […] Alert: E-mail Scams Hitting Real Estate Transactions – Realtor.org [Read Now] It’s a busy time for real estate professionals as they contend with high transaction volume during year-end closings. But hackers […]

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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

♦ REI News ♦ Q &A ♦ Tools ♦ Special Events ♦  REI Club Meetings ♦ About Us ♦ This Week in News New construction may drive 2016’s housing market – Consumer Affairs [Read Now] Despite the near-certainty of higher interest rates and a tight inventory of property, at least one housing forecast sees booming home sales next year – the highest since before the start of the Great Recession. But in its 2016 outlook, housing marketplace realtor.com says it expects most of the growth in sales to come from the new home market, which has been nearly dormant for years. […] Will El Niño hammer the housing market? – OC Register [Read Now] With the strongest El Niño […]

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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

♦ REI News ♦ Q &A ♦ Tools ♦ Special Events ♦  REI Club Meetings ♦ About Us ♦ This Week in News The Top 10 Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2016 – Realtor.com [Read Now] Chief realtor.com economist, Jonathan SmokeSmoke, and his team took past trends and seasonal variations of housing and economic data for the 100 largest markets in the country and used a statistical model that predicts future values for home sales and prices. Then they identified the markets whose forecasted growth was equal to or better than the U.S. average. The resulting top 10 list is of the real estate markets that look the most bullish for the coming year. Get ready […]

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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

♦ REI News ♦ Q &A ♦ Tools ♦ Special Events ♦  REI Club Meetings ♦ About Us ♦ This Week in News Home flipping seminar draws backlash during rental crisis – Fox News [Read Now] An event planned in Portland by stars of the reality TV show Flip or Flop appeared to be flopping with a large number of Portland residents. A sponsored post about the house flipping seminar drew angry comments, with several people referencing the city’s current shortage of available and affordable housing.  […] Those big buildings in O.C.: 7 notable trends – OC Register [Read Now] When market tracker Jared Dienstag recently joined JLL’s local brokerage office after serving in a similar role at Cushman […]

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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

♦ REI News ♦ Q &A ♦ Tools ♦ Special Events ♦  REI Club Meetings ♦ About Us ♦ This Week in News Housing Market Faces Slower Growth in 2016, Realtors Say – Wall Street Journal Business [Read Now] Mr. Yun anticipates that median home prices will grow at an annual rate of 5%, compared with 6% this year.  Since flippers create higher value, “slow growth” is still and excellent market environment.  […] Here’s why housing will help the economy in 2016 [Read Now] Real estate industry sees reason for optimism even as interest rates rise. Cris Deritis, senior director of consumer economics for Moody’s Analytics, said there are three key areas for optimism about housing in the […]

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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

♦ REI News ♦ Q &A ♦ Tools ♦ Special Events ♦  REI Club Meetings ♦ About Us ♦ This Week in News  Home flippers get creative as competition heats up – NBC News Power Lunch Video [Read Now] Property flipping in today’s rocky housing recovery means staying one step ahead of the game — a game that is becoming increasingly cutthroat. Foreclosures are drying up and cash-heavy hedge funds are still buying low-end properties to rent. For a home flipper, someone who buys and sells a home in the same calendar year, the pickings are ever slimmer, but the profit can still be high.  […] Boomerang buyers [Read Now] Buyers with shortsales or foreclosures from the housing […]

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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Wednesday October 7, 2015

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

♦ REI News ♦ Q &A ♦ Tools ♦ Special Events ♦  REI Club Meetings ♦ About Us ♦ This Week in News  California Housing Market Demand Will Remain Strong in 2016 [Read Now] Job growth will keep Riverside/San Bernardino areas hot  […] U.S. Housing Market: 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Worried [Read Now] Michael Lombardi, MBA offers an alternative opinion to the optimistic outlooks of the housing market. […] Commercial Real Estate: Percolating, Not About to Blow  [Read Now] Prices are soaring, rents are rising, and cap rates are down.  Does this sound like a bubble? Not yet, say the experts. […] Ask Cornerstone Will my Business plans of building four quality built cabins on my […]

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