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

Housing Trends

November 2015

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Existing-Home Sales Dial Back in October

WASHINGTON (November 23, 2015) — With mortgage rates remaining below 4 percent for the third straight month, existing-home sales in October were at a healthy pace but failed to keep up with September's jump, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four major regions saw no gains in sales in October.

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The Scientific Secrets of What Makes a Happy Home

Home. The very word conjures up all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings. But you’ve surely noticed that some people’s houses feel more homey than others. They say you can’t put happiness in a bottle—and yet recent research reveals plenty of ways to boost joy based on where you buy, how you renovate, and a bunch of other factors you may never have considered. Get clued in to these secrets of home happiness. You might just be rewarded with a significantly sunnier outlook.

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Existing home sales (November)

5.36 million units*

Existing home median price (November)


Housing Starts (November)

1.060 millions units*

New home sales (November)

0.468 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

3rd Qtr 2015


3rd Qtr 2014


The homeownership rate in the third quarter 2015 was 63.7 percent, down 0.7 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the third quarter 2014 rate of 64.4 percent. The homeownership rate in the Northeast was lower than the rate one year ago, while the rates in the Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates in the third quarter 2014.

New home sales

September 2015


August 2015


Sales of new single-family houses in September 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000. This is 11.5 percent (+/- 11.3%) below the revised August 2015 estimate of 529,000.


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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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