Raul Aponte

Pinnacle Estate Properties, Inc.

10328 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA 91345


Cell: 818-262-1662   
Phone: 818-365-0677 (338)
Fax: 818-583-1724

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Existing-Home Sales Lose Steam in July

WASHINGTON (August 24, 2016) — Slowed by frustratingly low inventory levels in many parts of the country, existing-home sales lost momentum in July and decreased year-over-year for the first time since November 2015, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the West region saw a monthly increase in closings in July.



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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (July)

5.39 millions units*

Existing home median price (July)

$244,100

Housing Starts (July)

1.211 millions units*

New home sales (June)

0.654 millions units*

*Seasonally adjusted annual rate. Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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Home ownership

1st Qtr 2016

+63.5%

1st Qtr 2015

+63.7%

The homeownership rate of 63.5 percent was 0.2 percentage points (+/-0.4)* lower than the first quarter 2015 rate (63.7 percent) and 0.3 percentage points (+/-0.4)* lower than the fourth quarter 2015 rate (63.8 percent).

New home sales

May 2016

+6.0%

April 2016

+16.6%

Sales of new single-family houses in May 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 551,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 6.0 percent (±12.8%)* below the revised April rate of 586,000, but is 8.7 percent (±14.6%)* above the May 2015 estimate of 507,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Children are the "invisible victims", as foreclosures not only can cause emotional trauma, but also interfere with a child’s educational development. Researchers also have found a connection between rising foreclosures and an increase in medical visits for mental health, such as anxiety, or preventable conditions such as high blood pressure.

Great News for homeowners in distress, Governor Brown signed a new law that will allow homeowners to short sale their properties and not pay a deficiency on junior liens. California Law is allowing Homeowners in distress to short sale and get a fresh start. For more information on this and any related topic contact me directly 818-262-1662 Read more

Loan Modifications won't help homeowners in the long run, they help only the Bank and/or investors that owned the Loan. The terms are temporary and will go back to what they used to be before the mod, eventually homeowners will have to pay a balloon payment on unpaid balance. For more info on how Loan Mods are a rip off contact me 818-262-1662 Read more

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