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Real Estate Continues to be the Best Investment

Even when inflation is high like today, Americans recognize owning a home is a powerful financial decision. Because inflation has reached its highest level in 40 years, it is more important than ever to understand the benefits of home ownership. Rising inflation means prices are increasing across every commodity, and that includes goods, services, housing costs, and more. When you buy a home, you lock in your biggest budgetary item each month.

For 9 years in a row Americans have chosen real estate as the best long-term investment. The following graph depicts the results of the latest poll conducted:

When inflation has risen in the past, home prices have risen as well. A house is an asset that typically increases in value over time even during inflation. According to Mark Cussen, Financial Writer for Investopedia:

“There are many advantages to investing in real estate…It often acts as a good inflation hedge since there will always be a demand for homes regardless of the economic climate and because as inflation rises, so do property values…”

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an investor looking to increase your family’s wealth or retirement fund, look no further than property.

If you like the idea of investing in real estate but dread the headaches inherent in becoming a property owner, consider becoming a private real estate investor with Sun Pacific Mortgage. Check out our website: www.sunpacificmortgage.com or call us at 707-523-2099. We are a family owned and operated company which has been in business for almost 34 years. We provide well-vetted opportunities, and you provide the funds to allow qualified borrowers to purchase or refinance their homes anywhere in California.

North Bay Real Estate Statistics for May 2022

Sonoma County Coming Out on Top in Move North

With interest rates rising and inventory falling, it is no surprise that we found this May very different from last May.  Here’s a snapshot of what happened in three of the North Bay counties last month in single-family residence sales:

Sonoma County: 

  • 492 Sold (22% fewer than 2021)
  • 416 New Listings (40% fewer than 2021)
  • 396 Closed Escrow (30% fewer than 2021)
  • 504 Homes left at end of May

Marin County:

  • 231 Sold
  • 185 New Listings (37% fewer than 2021)
  • 230 Closed Escrow
  • 174 Homes left at end of May (16% fewer than 2021)

Napa County:

  • 103 Sold
  • 87 New Listings
  • 117 Closed Escrow
  • 195 Homes left at end of May (17% fewer than 2021)

Marin County remained the hottest of all 7 North Bay counties.  The experts expect more inventory to appear from now until the end of August, which might improve the picture to a degree in spite of expected increases in interest rates.

If you are looking to purchase or refinance in these tight markets and have been turned down for a mortgage at a bank or lending institution, give Sun Pacific Mortgage a call at 707-523-2099 or visit our website at www.sunpacificmortgage.com.  We offer privately funded loans based on equity, not credit scores.  As an added bonus, we are FAST!  Most loans fund in less than a month.  Buying and refinancing can be a torturous process, or it can be smooth sailing with Sun.

Current State of the Market – A Message from the Broker – June Edition

Over the last thirteen years real estate has been in a Bull market, which changed the way that we look at the 7-year cycle that previously rang true. This heating and cooling of the market, low interest rates, and removal of subprime loans has created something better and different than before.

Some of the gains have been:

  • Larger equity increases across the entire state
  • Record low default and foreclosure rates
  • High demand / Low Inventory
  • An increase in well qualified borrowers

As we addressed in the first State of the Market, (which you can read here: pt. 1), top economic experts do not foresee a bubble situation. The market gains do not support it.

Now in June, Private Money Lending has remained unchanged. In fact, you could say that the miserabilism and rising rates have increased the benefits of our loan programs. Hard Money rates are constant and now overlap with conventional lenders who are tightening their lending requirements.

This has created a prime opportunity for Direct Private Lending and brought in a higher frequency of qualified Borrowers. So here is a recap of our last month:

  • In May, our investors helped fund over $18 million in loans at an average interest rate of 9.5%.
  • This is up from April’s $17 million at an average of 10.2%*.

*Note that lower rates are granted to Strong Borrowers with Low LTV.

While talk of inflation, recession, and panicked markets continue to consume the energy of the media – remember that real estate continues to be strong. The last two weeks in our local market had some of the highest amount of new listings coming on the market in a very long time.  Buyers are flocking at open houses.  One we went to last weekend had over 30 buyers touring the house at the same time.

The market may be changing and look different, but there is a reason why mortgages are used to hedge problems in the economy. It’s because of the strength in real estate.

Loan turned down elsewhere? We Can Help!

Turned Down Elsewhere?
We Can Help Get You Fast Loan Approval!

See our recent blog about current market conditions:
https://www.sunpacificmortgage.com/blogs/what-will-the-housing-market-look-like-as-the-rates-rise/

Increased rates and stricter qualifications causing loans to be turned down by other Underwriters or Lenders?  Get fast approvals and funding of loans here!

Make us your first and favorite Private Money Lender. We can help those turned down elsewhere and our specialty is speed.

Call us today at 707-523-2099 with any scenario or visit our website at www.sunpacificmortgage.com.  We will let you know quickly what we can do for you!

Recently Turned Down Loans From Others –
Approved & Funded By Us

We Offer FAST Financing; We Finance Owner Occupied & Investment Properties. We Can Finance Despite Credit Issues, Property Condition & Difficult To Prove Income;

Location:  Watsonville, Santa Cruz County
Finance Program:  Primary residence purchase
Loan Size:  865k
Days to Close:  11
Why Needed Us:  Needed fast close to purchase family home.

Location:  Berkeley, Alameda County
Finance Program:  Investment Property Refinance
Loan Size:  962k
Days to Close:  17
Why Needed Us:  Needed cash to make necessary repairs before listing house.

Location: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Finance Program:  Primary residence refinance
Loan Size:  577k
Days to Close:  14
Why Needed Us:  Needed to consolidate debts to repair credit.

Why is there a housing shortage?

One of the hottest topics in the world of real estate today is the shortage of available homes.  There are just too many Buyers and not enough Sellers.  This means good news for Sellers, not so much for Buyers.  But as life begins to return to normal, that may begin to change.

If we look for the root cause(s) of this shortage, we find the factors that contributed to this problem and what the future might hold as a remedy.

Where did the shortage come from?  Don’t blame the rush of Buyers wanting more “home office friendly” dwellings.  This low supply was a product of the lack of new homes built over the past decades.

Historically, builders completed an average of 1.5 million new housing units per year.  However, the building gap in the U.S. totaled more than 5.5 million in the last 20 years.  To correct this shortfall, new construction would need to accelerate to more than 2 million housing units per year, according to The National Association of Realtors.

When we look at existing homes, the latest reports indicate a positive housing supply growing gradually month-over-month showing that things are beginning to shift.  Some experts are optimistic enough to say that we may have turned the corner.

Here in California, it is still a great time to sell.  Growing companies, families wanting more house and space for joint work-live situations, Californians who moved away starting to move back, these are all reasons real estate remains strong and more homes are being built!

If you are hesitant to put your home on the market because you fear you will not find a replacement, consider a Bridge Loan from Sun Pacific Mortgage.  Accessing your present home’s equity, you would be poised to present a very strong offer on your new property.  This very popular private money loan would allow you a quick close with a cash offer, something every Seller is looking for at this time.

Give us a call at 707-523-2099 or email us through our website at www.sunpacificmortgage.com to see what we can do for you to ease the tension of selling and buying in these competitive times.

Why Not Just Quick and Direct?!

Why Not Just Quick and Direct?!

Our Direct Private Money loans can get that refinance or purchase loan done when a traditional Lender unfortunately cannot.  And, we can QUICKLY FUND!

Recently Funded

Call us at 707-523-2099 today or visit our website www.sunpacificmortgage.com for any questions or scenarios you have. We’ll get back to you quickly to see how we can help you or someone you know.

Resolve Loan Issues Quick – What A Mouthful!

At Sun Pacific Mortgage we resolve lending issues – for investment properties & primary residences alike!  We’ve helped many Brokers, Lenders and their Borrowers find a comfortable way out of seemingly impossible situations, like we recently did below:

Loan of the Week

Program: Investment Property – Consumer Purpose Loan
Loan Size: 1.4 million
Location: Los Angeles County
Why Came To Us: Borrower with FICO issues wanted to pull cash out of the equity he had in a rental property, to do some needed debt consolidation and improve his credit.  As we don’t have credit requirements, we quickly got his loan approved by our Private Investors and funded within 12 days!

If you or someone you know are looking for a fast resolution to a purchase or refinance issue, visit our website at www.sunpacificmortgage.com or give us a call at 707-523-2099 to see how our Private Money programs can help!

A Bridge To The Future – Private Money

A Bridge To The Future - Private MoneyPrivate Money – The Bridge To A Future Home

After 34 years of experience, we are specialists at helping bridge the distance for individuals who need additional financing to buy a new home, before selling their current house. Let us help you or someone you know with our popular Private Money Bridge loan program, like we did below.

Loan of the Week

Program: Bridge Purchase
Loan Size: 1.4 million
Location: San Luis Obispo County
Reason Came To Us: A Mortgage Broker brought his Borrower to us for some fast help. Their financing was disapproved by underwriting at the last minute due to debt-to-income ratio being a bit too high.  This wasn’t an issue with our programs due to the great equity in his current house.  As we have no DTI requirements, we were able to rapidly get him approved and loan fully completed in just 13 days!

Visit our website at www.sunpacificmortgage.com or call today 707-523-2099 so we can let you know what we can do to help you or someone you know bridge the distance to a future home!

The Pros and Cons of Waiting Out the Hot Housing Market

The Pros and Cons of Waiting Out  the Hot Housing Market

Just as the pandemic put a temporary damper on the housing market, so too did the jump in mortgage rates. But just as the economic shut down didn’t have a lasting effect on the market, neither will this increase in mortgage rates. And the reason is the same – very little inventory. There are still more Buyers than Sellers and that is driving the market right now.

Despite the slight increases in interest rates, and decreases in inventory, it doesn’t necessarily mean the market is going down. Because Builders have not built enough housing and interest rates remain relatively low, it is thought that the industry might slow, but not fall.

Waiting can be a gamble in this game of real estate. Even if you wait to purchase with the thought that prices could be coming down, if rates increase it will all be for nothing. And renting will not be a cheaper option in the long run.

The market is stable. It hasn’t been driven by Investors, Flippers, and bad mortgages, but by legitimate Buyers. While demand may slow down eventually, there are no signs of prices going down anytime soon.

If you need a loan fast or have not qualified for a conventional loan, consider a privately funded mortgage through Sun Pacific Mortgage. Give us a call at 707-523-2099 or visit our website at www.sunpacificmortgage.com if you are purchasing or refinancing in California.

 

Unique Loans for Investment and Business Purpose!

We’re Direct Lenders – The Guys In The White Hats

Take advantage of our Private Money Programs if you are in need of FAST financing.  We can also help if their debt-to-income ratio is too high or you’ve been turned down by another lender for any reason.

We’ve funded many loans in less than 1 week. No credit requirements. And with over 34 years in business, we’ve helped thousands of individuals get the financing they wanted!

Recently Funded Investment & Business Purpose

 

Give us a call at 707-523-2099 or visit our website at www.sunpacificmortgage.com to see what our Private Money Loan Programs can do to help!

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