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The Orange County Housing Report: No Bargains

The Orange County Housing Report: No Bargains

August 8, 2022 / By Steven Thomas IN COMPARING THIS YEAR TO LAST YEAR, THE HOUSING MARKET IS PROFOUNDLY DIFFERENT WITH HIGHER MORTGAGE RATES, MORE AVAILABLE HOMES, MUCH LOWER DEMAND, AND… Read more ⇢
The Sky: Not Falling

The Sky: Not Falling

By Steven Thomas / May 16, 2022 MANY ARE JUMPING TO EXTREME CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF HIGHER RATES, HIGH INFLATION, AND A POTENTIAL RECESSION ON THE HOUSING MARKET. A SELLER’S… Read more ⇢
Orange County Housing Report: Housing Cracks

Orange County Housing Report: Housing Cracks

By Steven Thomas / April 18, 2022 EVEN THOUGH HOUSING IS INSANELY HOT, TRENDS HAVE EMERGED THAT CONFIRM THE ORANGE COUNTY HOUSING MARKET IS STARTING TO COOL. Incredible, relaxing, memory-filled vacations… Read more ⇢
Out of Control

Out of Control

Written by Steven Thomas // March 21, 2022 WITH THE NUMBER OF AVAILABLE HOMES TO PURCHASE AT EXTREMELY LOW LEVELS, THERE SIMPLY ARE TOO MANY BUYERS COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER AN… Read more ⇢
Will it Slow in 2022?

Will it Slow in 2022?

By Steven Thomas / February 22, 2022 HOUSING HAS ONLY GROWN HOTTER DESPITE MORTGAGE RATES RISING CONSIDERABLY SINCE RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR,  INDICATING IT WILL TAKE FURTHER CHANGES FOR THE… Read more ⇢
Going, Going, Gone!

Going, Going, Gone!

By Steven Thomas // February 7, 2022 WHEN A RECORD LOW NUMBER OF AVAILABLE HOMES IS MATCHED WITH FIERCE PENT-UP DEMAND, IT RESULTS IN AN AUCTION WHERE HOMES SELL IMMEDIATELY AND… Read more ⇢
Rising Rates vs. No Inventory

Rising Rates vs. No Inventory

January 25, 2022 // By Steven Thomas There are two opposing economic forces impacting the housing market right now.  Rising mortgage rates and a record low supply of homes available to… Read more ⇢
Avoid These Earnest Money Mistakes

Avoid These Earnest Money Mistakes

When it comes time to put an offer on a home they love, many buyers will include an earnest money deposit. This demonstrates to the seller that the buyer… Read more ⇢
Orange County Housing Report: Housing Insanity When Will it End?

Orange County Housing Report: Housing Insanity When Will it End?

By Steven Thomas / November 1, 2021 The residential resale housing market has been at an unrelenting, torrid, insane pace since July of last year, and, seemingly, nothing will slow it… Read more ⇢
Orange County Housing Report: Luxury Soars

Orange County Housing Report: Luxury Soars

By Steven Thomas / October 18, 2021 In June of last year, housing climbed out of the COVID lockdowns and resurfaced firing on all cylinders.  It was as if someone had… Read more ⇢
Last Call for 2021

Last Call for 2021

By Steven Thomas // October 4, 2021 Before the blink of an eye, everyone will be gathering for a day of gratitude, family, feasting, and football.  That is correct, Thanksgiving is… Read more ⇢
The Orange County Housing Report: Forbearance, Foreclosures, Facts

The Orange County Housing Report: Forbearance, Foreclosures, Facts

August 9, 2021 / By Steven Thomas SEEMINGLY EVERYONE IS EXPECTING A WAVE OF FORECLOSURE DUE TO FORBEARANCE, YET TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE FACTS REVEALS THAT IT SIMPLY IS… Read more ⇢
The Orange County Housing Report: Permanently Parked

The Orange County Housing Report: Permanently Parked

July 26, 2021 / By Steven Thomas EVER SINCE THE GREAT RECESSION, FAR FEWER HOMEOWNERS, HAVE BEEN SELLING THEIR HOMES ANNUALLY, AND NOW EVEN FEWER ARE OPTING TO PARTICIPATE IN SELLING… Read more ⇢
The Orange County Housing Report: Not a good time to buy?

The Orange County Housing Report: Not a good time to buy?

July 12, 2021 / By Steven Thomas Potential buyers are being fooled into thinking it’s not a good time to purchase and are delaying their plans, ignoring economic facts. Housing’s Strength… Read more ⇢
The Orange County Housing Report: On the Endangered List

The Orange County Housing Report: On the Endangered List

May 3, 2021 // By Steven Thomas The lower price ranges are disappearing with far fewer homes available to purchase, and it is impacting the number of affordable closed sales. Vanishing… Read more ⇢

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