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Lansner’s mailbag: Pay for your own solar, parasite

“Mailbag” offers some insight into comments I get from readers — good, bad or in-between — and my thoughts about their feedback.The big California question: How much, and for how long, should property owners be financially incentivized to put solar power on their rooftops? In allegedly the “greenest” of states, the California Public Utilities Commission may

By |2022-01-20T08:51:23-08:00January 19th, 2022|Industry News|

Bubble watch: Mortgage rates are soaring despite promises of mild uptick

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: Despite promises of a smooth increase in home financing costs from the Federal Reserve — a prediction reinforced by so-called industry “experts” — we’ve just witnessed one of the largest hits to a house shopper’s buying power in history. Source: My

By |2022-01-18T08:51:51-08:00January 18th, 2022|Industry News|

Bubble watch: Mortgage rates are soaring despite promises of mild uptick

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: Despite promises of a smooth increase in home financing costs from the Federal Reserve — a prediction reinforced by so-called industry “experts” — we’ve just witnessed one of the largest hits to a house shopper’s buying power in history. Source: My

By |2022-01-19T08:51:42-08:00January 18th, 2022|Industry News|

Bubble watch: Will landlords’ winning streak last?

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead.Buzz: Talk about a winning hand. Last year, all 11 slices of one commercial real estate index posted gains — and 10 niches had double-digit increases. Source: Green Street’s Commercial Property Price Index tracks values of large, “institutional quality” income-producing real estate

By |2022-01-14T08:50:53-08:00January 13th, 2022|Industry News|

Ontario Ranch tops Irvine Ranch as region’s busiest homebuilding spot. Again.

For the second consecutive year, John Burns Real Estate ranked Ontario Ranch as the region’s top-selling master-planned community and No. 6 nationally. (Courtesy Brookfield Residential)In another sign the Inland Empire continues to be the region’s hot housing spot, Ontario Ranch again topped Irvine Ranch as Southern California’s top-selling new-home community. For the second consecutive year, John Burns

By |2022-01-11T08:50:56-08:00January 10th, 2022|Industry News|

If solar roof subsidies are unfair, what about Prop. 13?

Boxes of petitions against proposed reforms that solar energy advocates claim would handicap the rooftop solar market are displayed before they are taken to the governor’s office during a rally at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. State regulators at the California Public Utilities Commission are expected to propose reforms that would

By |2022-01-07T08:52:08-08:00January 7th, 2022|Industry News|

Happy Mortgage Bottom Day! Rates surge on 1-year anniversary of historic low

The “Looking Glass” ponders economic and real estate trends through two distinct lenses: the optimist’s “glass half-full” and the pessimist’s “glass half-empty.” Buzz: Happy Mortgage Bottom Day! On the one-year anniversary of mortgage rates hitting their record low — 2.65% for the average 30-year fixed-rate loan — rates hit a 20-month high at 3.22%, says

By |2022-01-07T08:52:08-08:00January 6th, 2022|Industry News|

Bubble watch: Are appraisers late to housing’s cooling?

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or real estate market troubles ahead. Buzz: Southern California property appraisers, in their usual deliberate style, have come to a collective conclusion that local home values are seriously surging. But are they late to what may be a recent cooling of the pandemic era’s appreciation? Source:

By |2022-01-06T08:51:27-08:00January 6th, 2022|Industry News|

Bubble watch: Investors aren’t crazy about California homes

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: Homebuying investor activity in California might be elevated, but it’s still tame compared with hot U.S. markets like Arizona, Georgia or Utah. Source: My trusty spreadsheet reviewed Attom’s data on three key slices of investors purchases in 2021’s third quarter: cash buyers

By |2022-01-04T08:50:29-08:00January 4th, 2022|Industry News|
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