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CALIFORNIA 2021 HOUSING MARKET RECAP

CALIFORNIA 2021 HOUSING MARKET RECAP

The real estate market in California largely mirrored the nationwide trends in 2021, with home prices rising by double digits in the outlying suburbs and smaller metro areas like Riverside and Sacramento. In city markets like San Francisco, the...

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QUALIFYING FOR A MORTGAGE  MAY BE EASIER IN 2022

QUALIFYING FOR A MORTGAGE MAY BE EASIER IN 2022

Interest Rates Are Rising—but the Fed’s Actions Could Make It Easier To Get a Mortgage This week’s increase to the benchmark mortgage rate is likely just the beginning. The Federal Reserve is scaling back its stimulus activities at a q...

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HOW INFLATION IS AFFECTING THE HOUSING MARKET

HOW INFLATION IS AFFECTING THE HOUSING MARKET

Inflation is a red-hot topic right now, and for good reason: In October, the annual inflation rate rose to an alarming 6.2%. That’s the highest it’s hit since November 1990, over 30 years ago, and a steep uptick from the manageable 2% that ...

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HOMEBUYER BIDDING WARS DROP TO 2021 LOW

HOMEBUYER BIDDING WARS DROP TO 2021 LOW

In September, 58.9% of home offers faced competition—a record low for 2021. That’s down from a revised rate of 60.8% in August and a peak of 74.3% in April. September marked the 5th straight month of declines, putting the bidding-war rat...

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WALL STREET IS BUYING UP SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES

WALL STREET IS BUYING UP SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES

Housing markets are hotter than ever, and big money is getting in on the act. Pension funds, investment firms and Wall Street banks are snapping up family homes in Europe and the United States at a rapid pace as prices rocket higher, ...

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ALL CASH U.S. HOME PURCHASES IN 2021 HIT 30%

ALL CASH U.S. HOME PURCHASES IN 2021 HIT 30%

Cash purchases are on the rise as Americans reap the benefits of a strong stock market. The S&P 500 Index has gained 36% in the past 12 months alone. “I’ve never seen more cash in Boise's housing market than I’ve seen in the past ...

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WHAT CHANGES ARE PLANNED FOR 1031 EXCHANGES?

WHAT CHANGES ARE PLANNED FOR 1031 EXCHANGES?

Last month the government revealed several tax proposals that could affect real estate investors. The most talked about involves curtailing 1031 exchanges, a long-standing and regularly used strategy for deferring capital gains taxes of income ...

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