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 Fizzle in February

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2016) — After increasing to the highest annual rate in six months, existing-home sales tumbled in February amidst unshakably low supply levels and steadfast price growth in several sections of the country, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by the Northeast and Midwest, all four major regions experienced sales declines in February.



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When Nate and Vanessa Quigley were deciding where to build Chatbooks, the photobook startup the married couple founded together, they looked for a place deep with creative and technical talent — preferably, that they could have all to themselves. That ruled out the rocketship-heavy Bay Area, where Nate’s friends running tech companies told him that "if they hiccup even for a second all of their best talent bolts.


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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (February)

5.08 millions units*

Existing home median price (February)

$210,800

Housing Starts (February)

1.178 millions units*

New home sales (January)

0.494 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

4th Qtr 2015

+63.8%

4th Qtr 2014

+64%

The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2015 was 63.8 percent, down 0.2 (+/- 0.4)* percentage points from the fourth quarter 2014 rate of 64.0 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates in the fourth quarter 2014.

New home sales

February 2016

+2.0%

January 2016

-7.0%

Sales of new single-family houses in February 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 512,000. This is 2.0 percent (+/- 18.8%)* above the revised January 2016 estimate of 502,000.

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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