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Maui Meadows Maui Scaled Maui Offers Tons Of Real Estate Variety For Those Looking To Buy A Piece Of Maui Real Estate. Upcountry Maui Real Estate Is Located At Elevations Between 1,000 And 4,000 Feet Above Sea Level Where The Air Is Cooler. North Shore Puts You Right In The Heart Of One Of The World’s Favorite Surfing Spots, And Kihei, Makena, And Wailea Offer Plenty Of Tourism Attractions Along With Lahaina, Ka’anapali And Wailuku.

Maui offers tons of real estate variety for those looking to buy a piece of Maui real estate. Upcountry Maui real estate is located at elevations between 1,000 and 4,000 feet above sea level where the air is cooler. North Shore puts you right in the heart of one of the world’s favorite surfing spots, and Kihei, Makena, and Wailea offer plenty of tourism attractions along with Lahaina, Ka’anapali and Wailuku.

There is no major city in Maui. This Valley Isle is known for its unique beauty, incredible beaches, charming small towns, and some of the best surfing destinations in the world. Its rich farming tradition provides an elevated culinary experience as well.

Maui is the second largest island in Hawaii and although some countries saw a drop in home prices at the start of the new year, Maui County was the only one in the state to exceed a $1million median for single-family homes.

The median sales price for Maui County single-family homes in January was $1.2 million, a 0.4% increase from the same month last year.

If you are considering a primary home, a second home or an investment property in Maui, give Sun Pacific Mortgage & Real Estate a call at 707-523-2099 to find out the many benefits of Private Money loans.

These fast and unique mortgages are based on the equity of the home being purchased, not on your credit scores. We offer mortgages to those borrowers who find it difficult to prove their income.  Additionally, we close our loans in 2 weeks on average with many done in less than 1 week. Find more information at www.Sunpacificmortgage.com and we look forward to being able to help.

Alternative Financing Options for: Business Purpose & Consumer Purpose Real Estate Loans

Alternative Financing Options For: Business Purpose &Amp; Consumer Purpose Real Estate Loans

Let’s say your credit history is less than stellar, or your score is low. Or maybe you want to purchase a home in poor condition and flip it. Or let’s say that you need to close escrow in a week. Whatever the reason, you are having a tough time getting a traditional loan to buy a house. In these instances, you might consider a private mortgage from Sun Pacific Mortgage, a family-owned and operated business that has provided beneficial Private Money loans to thousands in California since 1988.

Among our many alternative mortgage programs available are:

  • Owner-occupied refinances/cash-out for a business purpose, whether to pay off business debts or to expand your business.
  • Non-owner-occupied refinances/cash out for a business purpose, whether to pay off business debts or get needed capital for business expansion.
  • Non-owner-occupied loan for consumer purposes, such as consolidating personal debts or high-interest credit cards, making needed home improvements, sending a kid to college, etc.
  • Owner-occupied loan for consumer purpose. This loan is an interest only loan for 15 years with the first 3 years interest only – at a fixed rate – and the remaining 12 years fully amortized and again, at a fixed rate. (Property taxes and insurance are mandated by law to be impounded on this type of loan.)

If any of these home loans are what you need to improve your credit score, get business capital or expand your investment portfolio, give us a call at 707-523-2099 or find us at www.sunpacmortgage.com.

Bay Area Peninsula Real Estate Market Report – 2nd Quarter 2023

What Happened With San Francisco And The Peninsula Real EstateBay Area Peninsula Real Estate Market –

2nd Quarter 2023

Once again, the real estate market on the Peninsula saw ups and downs. The good news (or bad news depending on your perspective) is that this month saw more ups than downs for the average sales price paid by home buyers versus the asking price.

Menlo Park:

Down 1% from asking 25 days on the market

San Carlos:

Up 4% from asking 17 days on the market

Foster City:

Up 4% from asking 36 days on the market

San Mateo:

Up 1% from asking 36 days on the market


Up 2% from asking 24 days on the market


Up 1% from asking 32 days on the market

If you are looking to buy a house in California and would like to create a stronger purchase offer – to beat out multiple offers – consider the fast Private Money options.   These can offer 10 day closes or less!  And Private Money, also known as Hard Money or Alternative financing, is more forgiving on its qualifications so any possible issues with property condition won’t be an issue with this type of financing.  Could be that step up you’ve been looking for to buy in this market! Visit our website at www.sunpacificmortgage.com or call today (707) 523-2099.

San Francisco Real Estate Market – Start of 2nd Quarter 2023

San Francisco Real Estate

The real estate market in San Francisco saw a slight downward motion at the beginning of Q2 of 2023, for single-family residences. However, the condo market saw a slight uptick.


Average Sales for Single Family Residences:
April: $2,148,830
March: $2,295,548
Down: $146,718
Average Days on the Market was 30 days.


Average Sales for Condos:
April: $1,378,035
March: $1,244,057
Up: $133,978
Average Days on the Market was 54 days.


If you are looking for a profitable niche for your retirement, look no further than investing in California real estate. You don’t need to be a landlord to get in on this valuable asset, you can invest in Deeds of Trusts, for higher returns.  Sun Pacific Mortgage & Real Estate is one such company, licensed Brokerage since 1988, that offers regularly available Deeds of Trusts throughout California and Hawaii.  Call 707-523-2099 or check out the investor webpage for further information and a contact form: https://www.sunpacificmortgage.com/invest-in-trust-deeds/

2023 California Housing Market Continues to Stabilize

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Most housing analysts expected 2023 to be a rough year for the U.S. housing market. In fact, among the 29 major housing forecast models, 24 forecasted a national home price decline for 2023.

But, so far, that hasn’t proven to be true.

Through the first few months of 2023, the U.S. housing market continues to show signs of stabilization. Existing and new home sales have inched up a bit this year, and homebuilder confidence has improved. Firms like Zillow, CoreLogic, and Black Knight have all reported positive month-over-month home price increases this Spring.

What’s going on? For starters, a lack of homes for sale, coupled with the market entering its busier Spring period, has, at least for now, pushed the national housing market back into equilibrium.

Don’t misread the above statement and think that the housing market is normal just yet. Some housing markets are booming right now, while others, like San Jose, are still passing through a home price correction.  Even within a particular market, it can vary considerably.

According to Zillow, among the 1,563 California ZIP codes tracked, 6.7% saw home price increases between December 2022 and March 2023. The other 93.3% of California ZIP codes saw a home price decrease, if only slightly.

CoreLogic, a real estate research firm, expects U.S. home prices to rise 3% between January 2023 to January 2024. If CoreLogic is correct, then U.S. home prices would end 2023 back at price levels achieved at the height of the boom in June.

It is good to remember that the appreciation in California home values during the past 2 years was about 15%, so these slight declines should not deter buyers from jumping into the real estate market.

If you are looking for a private real estate loan, and can’t qualify for a conventional loan, look no further than Sun Pacific Mortgage. We have been lending to California real estate investors for over 35 years. Give us a call at 707-523-2099 or find us at www.sunpacmortgage.com.


Retreat of the California Seller’s Market

Buyer'S Market

Real estate agents throughout the California regions are reporting a rapid shift in the market. Six months ago in quarter 2 2022, 95% of agents who were surveyed characterized their market as a seller’s market. In Q3, that number had declined to 51%, and in Q4 it fell to just 30% of agents.

Home Buyers in this wonderful state of California, are beginning to see more favorable conditions when it comes to pricing and competition for homes as the market continues to rebalance. This is in sharp contrast to the hot real estate and lending markets that we witnessed from 2020 to mid-2022, when agents consistently reported a buyer’s market at a rate of only 1%-2%.

An example of this market shift can be found in a study where 64% of agents say that most homes in their market are not getting multiple offers. This is reminiscent of the trend that began in Q3 2022.

Nearly 95% of all agents surveyed reported that the average days on the market for listings in their area is increasing. But because housing is retaining much of the staggering equity gains of the past couple of years, and the increasing interest rates affecting affordability, the situation isn’t a buyer’s paradise yet.

If you are planning to purchase or refinance your home but can’t qualify for a conventional loan, consider a private mortgage from Sun Pacific Mortgage (707-523-2099 – www.sunpacificmortgage.com). We have helped thousands of buyers just like you for the past 35 years with our family-owned company.

A Look at Northern California Real Estate in April

Genmid.ndp2302742 1 2 Jpg If We Look Specifically At The Sonoma County Real Estate Market From Late 2022 Through Mid-April 2023, We Can See That Buyer Demand Seems To Have Rebounded From The Historic Mid-Winter Doldrums. The Signs That Things Are Looking Up Include The Percentage Of Listings Going Into Contract, Overbidding Picking Up, And The Days On The Market Decreasing.

If we look specifically at the Sonoma County Real Estate market from late 2022 through mid-April 2023, we can see that buyer demand seems to have rebounded from the historic mid-winter doldrums. The signs that things are looking up include the percentage of listings going into contract, overbidding picking up, and the days on the market decreasing.

The median home price in the 10 Northern California counties during the past 4 months through mid-March 2023 are indicative of a robust real estate market:

  • San Mateo County: $1,550,000
  • San Francisco County: $1,400,000
  • Santa Clara County: $1,393,000
  • Marin County: $1,248,500
  • Santa Cruz County: $1,150,000
  • Alameda County: $968,000
  • Sonoma County: $750,000
  • Monterey County: $702,500
  • Contra Costa County: $670,000
  • Solano County: $538,000

We have entered the seasonal period where inventory begins to pick up and some counties are even seeing selling prices exceeding asking prices.

If you need help with a mortgage loan because you need a fast closing or your credit is not up to par, give Sun Pacific Mortgage a call to see if you qualify for a private mortgage from us. You can reach us at 707-523—2099 or find us at www.sunpacmortgage.com.

Check Out North Bay Counties Real Estate Values: Past & Present!

Housing2 970X550 1 Wonder How Much Property Increased In The North Bay From Spring 2020 Until Spring 2022? Here Is The Data For Some Of The Cities:

Wonder how much property increased in the North Bay from Spring 2020 until Spring 2022? Here is the data for some of the cities:

Santa Cruz: 58%

Alameda: 46%

Marin: 43%

Contra Costa: 42%

Santa Clara: 39%

San Mateo: 37%

Napa: 37%

Solano: 31%

Sonoma: 30%

San Francisco: 25%

With these figures adding to our property owners’ wealth, the thought of losing 5%-10% of equity shouldn’t be considered a devastating hit. And a 5%-10% decrease in property values is what the experts are predicting. The extreme appreciation that was the norm for the prior couple of years has come to an end and real estate is finding its new normal. We are looking at a more balanced real estate world where the seller is not always “king”, and the buyer does not need to waive inspections and be outbid by a dozen other would-be home-owners.

If you need a FAST financing option or you don’t qualify for a conventional loan with a bank or lending institution, contact Sun Pacific Mortgage at 707-523-2099 to discuss your situation or visit our website at www.sunpacificmortgage.com. We have been helping thousands of borrowers buy and refinance property in California since 1988 with our Private Mortgage alternative programs.

Investing in Deeds of Trust Versus Banks

Invest Regulators Seem To Have Helped Avoid A Global Financial Contagion After Recent Bank Crises In The U.s. And Switzerland, But Investors Remain Unconvinced That The Global Economy Is Sound.

Regulators seem to have helped avoid a global financial contagion after recent bank crises in the U.S. and Switzerland, but investors remain unconvinced that the global economy is sound.

With all the unrest in banks and the general economy, investors are once again turning to real estate as a safe haven for their money.  Real estate investments have polled consistently as the safest investment for those intent on growing and preserving their wealth.

A popular investment strategy among many investors has been the private money lending sector, or trust deed investing. With this type of financing, the investor lends a mortgage to an individual allowing he/she to purchase or refinance property.

Among the advantages of trust deed investing, is the passive nature of this investment. The lender becomes the recipient of monthly interest and/or principal payments without the hassle of rental problems.

If the borrowers are thoroughly vetted, as they are with Sun Pacific Mortgage, the negatives are few. And if the investor opts for a servicing company to handle the collection of funds monthly and any legal issues that might arise, the investor can sit back and enjoy the financial benefits of a high interest loan without the problems associated with other real estate investments.

Our investors are the backbone of our business. The appreciation felt is mutual. While we continue to supply them with profitable opportunities to place their finances in safe real estate investments, they continue to grow their wealth and diversify their portfolios.

If you are interested in becoming an Investor through our family owned & operated company of more than 35 years, call us at 707-523-2099 or reach out through our website at www.SunPacificMortgage.com

A Tale of 2 Housing Markets in California: Why Some Homes Still Cause Heated Bidding Wars While Others Sit Unsold

Why Some Homes Still Cause Heated Bidding Wars While Others Sit Unsold

Came across this very interesting & informative article by  Clare Trapasso earlier this month, and feel impelled to share:

Homebuyers who are closely watching the correction in the real estate market might believe now is a good time to pounce. After all, homes are sitting on the market for longer, those maddening bidding wars have dried up, and wild offers over the asking price are things of the past, right?

Well, not exactly. It all depends on what they’re hoping to purchase.

Those searching for a home are seeing plenty of fixer-uppers, homes lacking curb appeal, and those in less desirable areas sitting on the market for longer and undergoing price reductions. But well-appointed, well-situated turnkey homes are still selling fast, often receiving multiple offers, and even selling over the asking price. It’s as if the housing slowdown hasn’t affected these properties much at all.

“If it’s a good home in the resale market, it’s selling quickly,” says Ali Wolf, chief economist of the building consultancy Zonda. “The buyer who is buying today is not the same buyer buying 12 months ago. If [they’re] paying this much, it needs to be a nice home.”

Competition for turnkey homes in good school districts remains fierce.

“If the house is perfect, the odds of someone else wanting it are high, too,” says Geena Peoples, an Austin, TX–based real estate agent with The Juice Group at Compass.

Home prices are still much higher than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic. And while mortgage rates have fallen a bit of late, they’re still substantially higher than they were at this time last year, jumping to just over 6% for 30-year fixed-rate loans, according to Freddie Mac.  So, buyers don’t have much room in their budget for costly repairs.

“In a market where costs are still high and buyers can be a little choosier, it makes sense they’re going to really zero in on the homes that are the most appealing,” says Realtor.com® Chief Economist Danielle Hale.

During the pandemic, just about everything was selling for more money than ever before because homebuyers didn’t have much to choose from.  Even fixer-uppers in the right markets were hot commodities. Buyers and investors could snap up these properties and still be able to afford the work they needed.

“Back in 2021, you could list just about anything and there would be a line out the door,” says Peoples. She used to see dated homes with cracks in the foundation and the walls on the market, and buyers would still pounce on them. But those days seem to have ended, at least for now.

There you go, some information to consider when advising your Home Buyers and Borrowers on what’s the best move for them to get a new home loan to buy or to refinance, throughout California!

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