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California Real Estate Declared ‘Essential’… What Does This Mean in the Real World?

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California Real Estate Declared Essential

The California real estate market got a boost recently, when it was reclassified as an “essential” industry.  Since March 20th face-to-face real estate sales have been non-existent.  As a result, and coupled with the economic anxieties, local house hunters in Sonoma County, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco Counties (as well as the rest…

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Investing Fears Allayed by Experts We Trust

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Investing Fears Allayed by Experts We Trust

All investors are looking for certainty and guidance with the Covid-19 crisis upon us.  We want to know what the best course of action might be.  A passage from a letter to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders written by Warren Buffet in 1986 could offer some inspiration now: “[O]ccasional outbreaks of those two super-contagious diseases, fear and greed, will…

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Los Angeles First Quarter Report

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Los Angeles First Quarter Report

As we entered this unchartered territory in the first quarter of 2020, the real estate market reflected some unevenness. Results for this past quarter in Los Angeles County were location and market specific. Looking at various communities within the whole of the county we find these statistics: Properties on the market moved quicker in the…

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Sonoma County Real Estate Report for March

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Sonoma County Real Estate Report for March

In examining the March real estate market results, it is important to recognize that there is a time-lag of 3-6 weeks between a listing coming on the market and an offer being accepted.  With this in mind, almost all the sales data we have as of the first week in April reflects the market before…

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The Covid-19 Virus and Its Impact on California Real Estate

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The Covid 19 Virus and Its Impact on California Real Estate

One of the burning questions facing all Californians today is: with Californians self-distancing and “hunkering down” for the immediate future, what will the impact be on our real estate market and investments?  While this pandemic is causing an economic downturn, it hasn’t yet affected home values and most economist are still optimistic with regards to…

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Sun Pacific Investor Newsletter

Mar 30, 2020 (0) comment , ,

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A Newsletter for Investors in Trust Deeds Integrity  •  Knowledge  •  Honesty   –   March 2020 Our office is still open and very busy right now.  We received 102 calls for loans last week. These calls were from other Brokers, internet searches, referrals from Realtors and social networking: Facebook, Linked In, etc.  Obviously, not everyone…

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Stay Calm Amid the Storm

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Stay Calm Amid the Storm

The advice surrounding the volatility of the stock market has included everything from “Sell everything and buy gold, canned goods, and toilet paper” to “This is a tremendous buying opportunity”. These extreme recommendations do not apply to real estate investing, however.  The best thing for you to do as an investor is calmly follow the…

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Los Angeles 4th Quarter Real Estate Market Report

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Los Angeles 4th Quarter Real Estate Market Report

Recently Compass California Real Estate issued a 4th quarter report on the sales activity in the larger Los Angeles area.  The report heralds a favorable start to 2020 with overall sales increasing more than 7%, although the average home sales prices varied from market to market. Here is a brief summary of a few areas:…

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State of the Market – San Francisco & Peninsula

Dec 17, 2019 (0) comment , , , , ,

State of the Market San Francisco Peninsula

December 2019 Average sale price for a Single Family Home in San Francisco in November 2019 was $1,995,413 vs  October of 2019 – $1,928,523. Average selling PRICE per SQFT $1,033.28. Avg Days on Market 24. Average for Single Family House being Sold in San Francisco in November Listing Price $1,849,328 Listing Price Per Sq. Ft.…

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Investment Strategies: Stocks, Bonds, and Real Estate

Nov 19, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Investment Strategies Stocks Bonds and Real Estate

Over the past decade, as stocks and bonds have become more volatile, investors seeking greater control have turned to private real estate investing.  Let’s examine which investment path has generated better returns for investors with lower risk. BONDS RETURNS:  Bonds typically have lower risk and lower returns.  They often expire after a given amount of…

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