Picking Up the PACE

A bill aimed at regulating loans created by the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program is making national industry headlines. The PACE Act of 2017 aims to amend the Truth in Lending Act, a chief regulation governing big banks and mortgage companies, to include PACE lenders. If the bill is passed, PACE lenders would be […]

Spring Buying Season is Sweet and Sour

The divide between the prices of homes Americans want to buy and the inventory of such homes is growing, suggesting first-time home buyers and high-end sellers might have a difficult year ahead of them. The result is likely to be swiftly rising prices at the low end and challenges for first-time buyers, and sluggish price […]

2017: The Focus Ahead

Some shocking numbers have just come in. It has been reported that total housing inventory dropped 10.8% in December to 1.65 million existing homes available for sale, the lowest level since the National Association of Relators (NAR) began tracking housing supply in 1999. Inventory decreased 6.3% from last year and has fallen for 19 consecutive […]

Get It While It’s Hot

While recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that household incomes rose strongly last year, home prices are still outpacing incomes in many metro areas because of the persistent shortage of new and existing homes for sale. Without more supply, the U.S. homeownership rate will remain near 50-year lows. As outdoor temperatures slide into […]

Home Flipping in California

Nearly 40,000 people flipped their properties in the second quarter this year – the most since the second quarter of 2007, according to a recent report from ATTOM Data Solutions. The company analyzed public sales deeds of more than 950 counties, representing 80% of the U.S. population, on homes that were bought and then sold […]

Loan Originations at a High, More Homes For Sale Soon

Real estate predictions for the coming years are generally positive. With strong home sales, near-historic low interest rates, a refi boom, and steady home price appreciation, Freddie Mac’s economic team projects that mortgage loan originations will scale nearly $2 trillion for 2016. The projections from the current edition of the company’s Economic and Housing Research Outlook […]

April Home Sales Surge, Foreclosures Drop

This just in: after disappointing March data, new home sales surged in April. The Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported this week that sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 619,000. This is an increase of 16.6% from the previous month and 23.8% higher than in April of […]

Spring Buying Season & The Millennial Shift

Millennials are the first generation to come of age in the post-recession housing market in a relatively positive light. Yet the No. 1 barrier to entry for young, would-be homebuyers? Credit. “The mortgage industry is poised to experience a monumental shift as more millennial homebuyers begin to enter the market,” said Joe Tyrrell, executive vice […]

San Diego Home Lender Testimonials

  Stephanie Nisan – Realtor Maureen and I were actually introduced through a mutual friend over our love of dog rescue. I run a non-profit call The Animal Pad and an all breed animal dog rescue and Maureen became our volunteer director. Professionally, I am not a big fan of lenders and I decided, okay, […]

Lunch N Learn Radio Interview

  Eran Sinai: Happy Wednesday everyone! Eran Sinai here; Consumer Guardian Law, Lunch N Learn Radio. You can listen to us. You should be listening to us, especially today. ESPN 1700 a.m. or watch us live, and you do wanna watch us today. I’m telling you, lunchNlearnradio.com. I have here two great people, good old […]