Friday, October 24, 2008

California Mortgage Default Filings Drop

Default filings totaled about 40,000 for each month from March to August. In September the number dropped to 14,995 filings as a new state law took effect early that month. It requires that in many instances lenders must try to contact homeowners delinquent on their mortgage payments, then wait 30 days before filing a default notice.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Good News For Buyers

Home prices throughout most of California will decline next year, while sales of existing homes will continue to rise in 2009 this from "C.A.R.'s 2009 California Housing Market Forecast," released today. ."The current uncertainty about the financial system and economy is likely to persist over the next several weeks, and could extend into next year," said C.A.R. President William E. Brown. "Our forecast assumes that the financial system will begin to show signs of stabilization late in 2008 and into early 2009."The median home price in California will decline 6 percent to $358,000 in 2009 compared with a projected median of $381,000 this year, according to the forecast. Sales for 2009 are projected to increase 12.5 percent to 445,000 units, compared with 395,600 units (projected) in 2008."Sales in 2008 will be ahead of last year by 12 percent, with a further increase of 12.5 percent expected in 2009," said C.A.R. Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young. "However, the next couple of quarters in late 2008 and early 2009 will be marked by seasonal decreases in activity, with a pickup expected by the second quarter of next year."

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Just in from C.A.R

Home sales increased 56.7 percent in August in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home fell 40.5 percent, C.A.R. reported Sept. 25.

The Bail Out

If this bail out package passes will it be enough? I don't think it is going to help the guy set up to lose his house next month only the banks can do that. Why can't the banks just stop foreclosing on people that took and have been paying on that interest only for three years mortgage that is about to turn into some other monster. Extend the mortgage they can afford instead of upping the interest rate to 9% and forcing people out of their homes. Who is helping that guy?

San Fernando Valley Real Estate


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