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Sonoma County Real Estate Report for March

Apr 21, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

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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What Happened With San Francisco and the Peninsula Real Estate?

Oct 28, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , ,

What Happened With San Francisco and the Peninsula Real Estate

According to one of the recent reports on the real estate market in San Francisco, the average sale price in September for a single-family home was $2,091,655, an increase of $251,312 over August.  The average days on the market was 28. The inventory of properties for sale in San Francisco as of October 5, 2019…

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The Housing Market In The Next Economic Slowdown

Sep 04, 2019 (0) comment

The Housing Market In The Next Economic Slowdown

Recent reports seem to hint at the dreaded economic “Big R” [Recession].  According to the 2019 Zillow Home Price Expectations Surve, released June 5, 50% of the surveyed economists, investment strategists and housing market analysts believe the next recession will begin in 2020, with 19% predicting it will begin in the third quarter.  When asked…

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Real Estate Vs. Your 401K

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Real Estate Vs Your 401K

All of us would like to think we are going to retire someday, and hopefully, it will be comfortably. To that end we are encouraged to contribute to a 401K.  Unfortunately, the growth rate of most 401K accounts will not offer us the retirement we anticipate. As an example, even if you were to put…

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