Blog - Tim Morissette

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OC Housing Report | Last Call

There is not a lot of steam left in the best time of the year to sell a home and get it under contract. Last Call: In order for sellers to cash in on the most lucrative time to sell a home during the year, they better open up escrow soon. It is that time of the year...

Mortgage Watch | June 17, 2019

When coffee and equity go hand in hand Starbucks. We search for them on freeways as if they are ports in a storm, use them as an oasis when shopping to rest our weary feet, meet business people there for non-threatening sales conversations and interviews or even...

Mortgage Watch | June 10, 2019

Home prices on the rise with predictions for more of the same While homebuyers may not be as pleased these days, sellers have smiles on their faces. The news (statistics always lag behind a bit) is that national home prices notched a stronger annual gain in April than...

OC Housing Report | Top 5 Trends

Sometimes it is a great idea to step away from the noise swirling around housing and focus on the trends. Top 5 Housing Trends: With five months of the year in the rearview mirror, there are crystal clear trends in 2019. Everybody seems to have an opinion about the...

Mortgage Watch | June 3, 2019

Single family footprints go smaller, while industry hopes gain steam It used to be said that housing was the straw that stirred the U.S. soup. Aside from the number of jobs it produced, it also simulated the economy in myriad ways, including prompting the purchase of...

OC Housing Report | The Price Is Right

Sellers have until the end of July to get their homes into escrow, indicating that the price better be right. Pricing: Expired listings are up 64% so far in 2019, illustrating how crucial pricing is this year to avoid becoming another statistic. Spring is in the air...

Mortgage Watch | May 20, 2019

Increased Chinese trade tariffs about to hit home Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged in April at a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Trade wars never...

Mortgage Watch | May 13, 2019

Trailing edge millennials face growing obstacles to home ownership There is always a lot of talk about millennials, their lifestyles, and their penchant to become homeowners. Real estate gurus try to predict what they will do next, while the final wave of them is now...

Mortgage Watch | May 6, 2019

Single-family rental communities becoming popular for boomers It may not be taking over yet, but it's a trend. Boomers, tired of the maintenance of their large family homes, are downsizing and renting instead of staying put. Realtor.com's Rachel Mosteller tells of a...

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