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

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February Existing-Home Sales Remain Subdued

WASHINGTON (March 20, 2014) – Home prices continued to show solid growth in most of the country due to limited inventory conditions, but rising prices and severe winter weather caused existing-home sales to slip in February, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Read more

Pending Home Sales Hold Steady in January

WASHINGTON (February 28, 2014) – Pending home sales were essentially unchanged in January, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Monthly gains in the South and Northeast were offset by declines in the West and Midwest.


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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (February)

4.60*

Existing home median price (February)

$189,000

Housing Starts (February)

907,000*

New home sales (February)

444000*

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

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Home ownership

4th Qtr 2012

65.4%

4rd Qtr 2013

65.2%

The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2013 was 65.2 percent, down 0.2 (+/- 0.4)* percentage points from the fourth quarter 2012 rate of 65.4 percent. The homeownership rate in the Northeast was lower than its corresponding fourth quarter 2012 rate, while the rates in the Midwest, South, and West were not statistically different from the rates a year ago.

New home sales

December 2013

-3.8%

January 2014

+9.6%

Sales of new single-family houses in January 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000. This is 9.6 percent (+/- 17.9%)* above the revised December 2013 estimate of 427,000.

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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