Archive | April, 2014

Private capital is returning to the mortgage market

  Shrinking spread between jumbo and conforming mortgages is a positive indicator Ben Lane April 11, 2014 2:02PM The spread between jumbo and conforming mortgages is shrinking. And that’s a good thing for the mortgage market. It means that private capital is coming back into the market, according to analysis from Capital Economics. “We think that […]

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10 countries racing to buy American homes

Alexander E.M. Hess, Vince Calio and Thomas C. Frohlich, 24/7 Wall St. International homebuyers are attracted to the United States for a number of reasons. These include favorable housing prices, good weather, the country’s relative economic stability and an attraction to America in general. As the housing market improved and home prices rebounded, the interest […]

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The counterpoint: Here’s why 2014 will be a good year for housing

  Realtors: It’s not all doom and gloom Ben Lane April 15, 2014 8:00AM There may some indicators that the rest of 2014 won’t be good for housing, but the news isn’t quite as bad as it seems. In fact, things just may be looking up. Data from Realtor.com suggests that an annual growth in inventory and […]

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SOLD – $100,000 – Private Hillside 14.34 acre Lot in Idyllwild

  A lovely hillside 14.34ac lot on a private street high in the San Jacinto Mountains above the artsy/music town of Idyllwild. Must be purchase together with the adjacent neighboring Estate property on 11.04ac priced separately at $1.1M. Total combined 25+ acres for a grand total of $1,250,000. Click here to see more

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SOLD – $900,000 – One of a Kind 3Br/3Ba Mountain Estate in Idyllwild

  Architecture & Nature come together to create a harmonious balance blending indoor & outdoor living in one of the most magical mountain settings. This masterpiece is uniquely positioned to capture incredible views in all directions. High in the San Jacinto Mountains in the quiet artsy/music town of Idyllwild this entertainers estate is on 11.04ac […]

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Turn On, Tune In, Rock Out Catch stellar live gigs as music-fest fever sweeps the desert

BY MICHELLE ROE From street performances to poolside parties and live music shows, the Coachella Valley is prime stomping ground for new and established acts. Industry execs and promoters scour our music scene to seek out the best up-and-coming artists — and revel in the acts of seasoned veterans. With the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals […]

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Coachella 2014: Where to Party in Palm Springs Area

  There are plenty of alternatives to enjoy the influence of Coachella BY MICHELE MCMANMON From world famous DJs at the Hard Rock Hotel and LA’s finest indie music groups at the Riviera Palm Springs, to pool parties at the Ace Hotel and Saguaro, the Coachella Music and Arts Festival’s second home has become Palm Springs. Crash […]

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Homebuyers getting priced out in cities across U.S.

  By Les Christie  @CNNMoney April 3, 2014: 10:06 AM ETNEW YORK (CNNMoney) In big cities across the country, home buyers are growing increasingly frustrated as rising home prices and stiff competition shut them out of the market. In cities like Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego, prices have climbed by as much as 20% or more […]

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