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Important: New financial guidelines for investors

Freddie Mac Cuts Maximum Number of Financed Properties Freddie Mac recently announced guideline changes that will greatly affect residential real estate investors. Beginning August 1st, 2008 the following changes will go into effect: A borrower may not have more than four financed 1-4 unit properties, including the subject property. For cash out refinances the borrower […]

Krista’s Top 10 Forecast for 2014

What is in store for real estate in 2014? 1)  Last year was an amazing rebound year, with many areas seeing 20% – 30% appreciation.  California Association of Realtors believes that statewide we will see a 6% appreciation over the next year.  Locally I believe that we will see a little higher than that, possibly […]

Sean O’toole’s California Forecast for 2013

Interesting article from www.foreclosuretruth.com http://www.foreclosuretruth.com/blog/sean/california-forecast-for-2013-more-of-the-same-save-the-black-swan/#comments I actually agree with most of this article, with my key thoughts being: In our neck of the woods trustee sale investors (think large suitcases full of cash on the courthouse steps) are seeing more competition but still finding amazing deals.  Most are not banking on large ROI’s anymore, just […]

East Bay Real Estate Predictions for 2012

During tour today my colleagues and I were discussing what we thought the market would do in 2012.  One said she felt that the Berkeley market, specifically, would see an increase in appreciation of 2% – 3% due to a lack of inventory.  “There are so many buyers looking for homes and without inventory, we […]

Real Estate’s Double Dip and the Catfish Recovery

DQ News reported a few days ago about the current status of the double dip, and uses a little humor while doing so. http://www.dsnews.com/articles/double-dip-altos-says-prices-have-been-steadily-rising-since-then-2011-06-02 What I find completely hilarious (and true!) is that the article deems the ebb and flow of home prices as the “Catfish Recovery.” You laugh, but think about it.  As the […]

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