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May 2018 Newsletter

Dear Neighbor: Interest rates have begun to rise, as you’ve no doubt heard in the news.  As if there wasn’t enough pressure on inventory, this has caused more, as buyers do not want to miss out on these low rates.  If you’re a seller, this is a good time for you; one of the reasons prices have risen to all-time highs is that the historically low rates have made the current record high prices affordable.  Once the rates have risen to...Continue Reading!

January 2018 Newsletter

         Dear Neighbor: Holy Smokes! I’m sure you are wondering what the real estate future holds.  A few things are clear to me:  the appreciation in home prices slowed significantly during the last half of 2017 (actually, I’m not sure there was any), though in an area of custom homes like much of the Peninsula, it difficult to put a hard number on it – average sale price, average sale price per square foot, number of sales all...Continue Reading!

July 2017 Newsletter

Dear Neighbor: The real estate market continues with a general shortage of houses for sale, although the number of homes on the market has been growing for the last few months.  As is always the case, the homes that are priced right sell quickly.  The reasons those that don’t, are usually related to asking price.  We can talk more about this when we meet. There are a lot of things they don’t teach you in Real Estate school.  Yes, you do learn...Continue Reading!

January 2017 Newsletter

Dear Neighbor: Happy New Year to you all!  The only thing that has changed in the real estate market since I last wrote is that interest rates have risen to the low 4%’s, which I know seems downright usurious these days.   There is still a dearth of homes for sale in Palos Verdes, which has supported prices at near-record highs. For the past 3 years the market in Palos Verdes has gone crazy from January thru June and then levelled off.  Prices...Continue Reading!