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Market Update by Altos Research

Larry Doss Tuesday, June 4, 2024

The weekly market update from Mike Simonsen of Altos Research. Today’s highlight is the focus on how Home prices have started to slip in a few states. Here are the highlights of the report:
Mortgage rates have recently surged into the 7% range, contributing to a slowdown in immediate home sales and an increase in price reductions, especially in states like Florida, Arizona, and Texas.
National home prices remain slightly higher compared to last year, but specific states are beginning to see declines.
There’s a significant rise in housing inventory, with a 1.7% increase this w... Read more

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Myth Buster 2021 for Buying and Selling

Larry Doss Friday, March 26, 2021

Some Highlights
There are a lot of misconceptions about buying or selling a home today, making it challenging to know exactly how to navigate the current real estate landscape.
Here’s a little clarity when it comes to 5 common myths about the 2021 housing market.
Let’s connect to discuss your needs and so you can decipher facts from fiction in our local market.... Read more

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2020 Buyer Preferences

Larry Doss Monday, May 18, 2020

2020 Homeowner Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC]
2020 Homeowner Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights
In a recent study by, homeowners noted some of the main things they would change about their homes to make them more livable.
Not surprisingly, more space, an updated kitchen, and a home gym rose to the top of the list.
If you’re thinking of selling this year, having these items in your listing might make your house more desirable than ever to potential buyers.... Read more

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Never Sell Your House To A Lender!!

Larry Doss Thursday, January 14, 2010

A depression in the economy can cause many home owners to throw up their arms and sell their homes in order to get rid of financial difficulties. But does that mean they can give away their property to a lender only because they cannot afford it anymore! Also those in financial crisis cannot treat their homes as easy to dispose consumer goods. I agree that a real estate investment can also be termed as an illiquid investment. But real estate history has known that selling a home takes much planning and patience for months before a suitable buyer turns up.

The early 1990s saw homes se... Read more

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The Foreclosure Story

Larry Doss Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It is everyone’s dream in Sacramento to own a home. As home loans are made easily affordable, almost every family has a home of their own. Home loans with low mortgage rates are provided by the government for low income and bad credit people. These loans have interest rates as less as three percent. Consolidation of loans by the government has made repayment much easier. In spite of all these, foreclosures are on the rise.

The major factors that contribute to foreclosures are fall in real estate prices, abundance of unsold homes, inert home sales and mortgage loans going into default... Read more

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Recession Proof Career

Larry Doss Friday, November 27, 2009

The recent economic conditions had unemployment rates higher than what they had been in more than a quarter of a century. Ironically the housing sector had created incredible opportunities as the interest rates in buying and selling were on the rise. During such times the country saw a gradual rise in the demand for real estate agents.

To become a real estate agent you can be educated in any of the business schools through diploma and course programs or you could have attained skills through online courses. What matters most to become a real estate agent is that you must posses a lice... Read more

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Real Estate Scenario today

Larry Doss Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Real estate events have been quite closely watched in these fluctuating times and there has been considerable improvement on the market conditions that is favoring the buyer this quarter.

While searching for the right place to settle in, do make a thorough search on the Homes for sale section of real estate websites. Community information of the various counties in CA including Sacramento, Roseville, Elk grove, Placerville, Yuba city through the various community pictures provide the needed information on the events that take place there which are displayed in various dedicated websi... Read more

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Quarterly home sales worst yet for Sacramento area

Larry Doss Monday, October 19, 2009

Home Front: Quarterly home sales worst yet for Sacramento area

Sacramento-area home builders just keep singing the blues.

July, August and September brought their worst quarter yet in this long housing crash: just 616 sales in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties, the Folsom-based Gregory Group reports today.

Actually, nearly all the region’s sales were in Placer and Sacramento counties alone. The suburban cities of Placer County accounted for 44 percent of third-quarter sales of new homes in the region. Sacramento County’s outer... Read more

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Sacramento-area man called the housing crash

Larry Doss Friday, September 4, 2009

Hats are off today to Sacramento’s Michael Choe, 43, a supervising engineer with the state Department of Toxic Substances Control. This week he earned his second appearance in Time magazine since 2005 – for making good calls in this crazed real estate market.

Choe sold high in 2004.

He rented for four years.

He bought low in 2008.

As the housing crash continues, Choe’s is the ultimate wish-we-had-done-that tale.

In September 2004, as the market soared (the median price was 25.6 percent higher than the same time a year earlier in Sacrame... Read more

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Small home makes big splash in Sacramento development

Larry Doss Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Home Front: Small home makes big splash in Sacramento development

By Jim Wasserman

The K. Hovnanian-built house in Natomas has a standard-size bedroom and a surprisingly large great room that combines a kitchen and living room. But that’s about it for 817 square feet – likely the smallest new house for sale in Sacramento. Price: $126,000.

Home Front discovered this seventh wonder of the real estate world via colleagues who got builder postcards aiming to pry boom... Read more

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Bad June swoon for Sacramento-area homebuilders

Larry Doss Monday, August 10, 2009

August 10, 2009
Bad June swoon for Sacramento-area homebuilders

Ouch! Homebuilders in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo counties reported their second worst sales month of 2009 in June, selling just 197 homes, condominiums and townhouses, the California Building Industry Association reported about an hour ago.

These things happen. But the regional sales tally was the lowest since January, when builders sold 163 homes, reported the CBIA, a trade group for state homebuilders.

It rather flies in the fac... Read more

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