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Luxury Listings Making Comeback After a Sharp Spring Collapse

Luxury Listings Making Comeback After a Sharp Spring Collapse

Zillow is reporting this week that a rush of high-end homes hit the U.S. market in June 2020, reversing a trend that saw them drop the farthest and fastest when the coronavirus pandemic hit earlier this year. Read More »


Equity-rich Properties Comprise 27 Percent of All Mortgaged Homes in U.S.

Equity-rich Properties Comprise 27 Percent of All Mortgaged Homes in U.S.

14.5 million residential properties in the United States were considered equity-rich. Highest Equity Levels Remain in San Francisco Bay Area in Q4, 2019. Read More »

Home Affordability Issues in U.S. Contributes to Slower Job Growth, Says NAR

Home Affordability Issues in U.S. Contributes to Slower Job Growth, Says NAR

According to a new National Association of Realtors study, U.S. metro areas where affordability has worsened over the last five years have seen a decline in job growth during that same period. Read More »

After Steady Declines in 2019, Luxury Home Prices are Stabilizing in Some U.S. Markets

After Steady Declines in 2019, Luxury Home Prices are Stabilizing in Some U.S. Markets

The average sale price for luxury homes in the U.S. rose 0.3 percent year over year to $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2019. It marks the first time luxury prices did not drop after three straight quarters of decline. Read More »


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Grand Tetons Wonderland - (Driggs, Idaho)

Grand Tetons Wonderland - (Driggs, Idaho)

Huntsman Springs is golf and club community developed by Jon Huntsman, Sr. A place of serenity and beauty in the hitherto undeveloped Teton Valley of Western Idaho. Read More »

Last Updated July 9, 2020 9:00 AM ET

Santa Barbara Property News

According to the California Association of Realtors, amid the most favorable mortgage interest rates in nearly three years, California's housing market recorded a third consecutive year-over-year sales increase as month-over-month sales remained essentially flat.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions' Q3 2019 U.S. Home Affordability Report, the median U.S. home price in the third quarter of 2019 was not affordable for average wage earners in 371 of 498 U.S. counties analyzed in the report (74 percent).

According to the California Association of Realtors, higher home prices negated low interest rates and further reduced Californians' ability to purchase a home in the second quarter of 2019.

According to the California Association of Realtors, after rebounding in May, California home sales fell below the benchmark 400,000 level in June 2019 as sales declined from both the previous month and year.

After last week's two significant 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes in Southern California, people are being reminded of the significant damage that earthquakes can cause the State's housing industry.

California home sales bounced back in February 2019, after hitting the lowest sales level in more than 10 years the previous month. February's annual sales level were the highest in six months.

Zillow is reporting this week that a limited U.S. housing inventory and rapid price appreciation have kept sellers firmly in the driver's seat for several years as the United States recovered from the housing market collapse in 2008.

Based on a new report by the California Association of Realtors, California home sales remained on a downward trend for the seventh consecutive month in November 2018 as prospective buyers continued to wait out the market.

According to a consumer survey released by the California Association of Realtors, despite affordability challenges, California renters continue to hold homeownership in high regard and aspire to purchase a home eventually.

According to real estate data company CoreLogic, approximately 48,390 California homes with a total reconstruction cost value (RCV) of approximately $18 billion are at high or extreme risk of wildfire damage from the Camp and Woolsey fires in Northern and Southern California.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions recent analysis of what California's housing market would look like if the state is split into three new states per a proposal that has qualified for the state's November 2018 ballot.

According to the California Association of Realtors, California's median home price reached a new high in May 2018, while home sales retreated both on a monthly and annual basis, wiping out most of the gains posted for the year.

According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this 2018 Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years.

According to the California Association of Realtors, California's spring housing market posted mixed results as home sales cooled in April 2018, yet home prices continued to accelerate, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area region.

According to the California Association of Realtors, led by the San Francisco Bay region, California home sales registered healthy gains in February 2018 on both a monthly and annual basis after January's weak start.

According to the California Association of Realtors, after hitting a 10-year low in third-quarter 2017, slightly lower home prices and steady mortgage rates allowed more Californians to purchase a home in the fourth quarter of 2017.

A total of 86,242 homes in Ventura and Los Angeles counties with a combined reconstruction cost value (RCV) of $27.7 billion are at some level of risk from the Thomas, Rye and Creek Wildfires.

California's home sales lost momentum in October 2017 to post the first back-to-back annual sales decline in more than a year as a stubbornly low supply of available homes for sale continued to plague the market.


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