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Orange County housing transitioning from single-family homes to high-density condos

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For the last few decades, Orange County transitioned from a bedroom community of LA commuters to an economic powerhouse in its own right. The housing market evolved from a series of large-lot subdivisions to a few remaining master planned communities and a number of infill parcels. As demand increased, so did density. Rising rents stimulated […]

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Inland Empire Finished Lot Values Show Renewed Strength

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Market InSite relies on the researchers and brokers of Land Advisors for data in two of our subscription reports. Since Land Advisors brokers are involved in so many transactions throughout California, they know the finished lot values prevalent across the state. This data is difficult to obtain, and through our connection with Land Advisors, Market […]

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Where are the building and investment opportunities today?

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The housing recovery elevated prices across Coastal California, but left the Inland Empire behind. While prices rebounded off their 2012 lows, these fringe markets are still undervalued relative to what residents pay for rent on similar properties. Homebuilders are most active where the commutes to major employment centers near the coast are shortest, and also […]

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A Possible Solution to California’s Housing Crisis

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Most people who buy a new home believe the neighborhood is perfect, and after they move in, any additional residents will ruin the neighborhood with more traffic congestion. Most new residents don’t notice the glaring hypocrisy. California needs more housing. Everyone recognizes this fact, even the NIMBYs who oppose all new developments. California builders and developers fail to […]

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The Biggest Challenge Facing Residential Real Estate

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While Dodd-Frank effectively banned the affordability products responsible for the housing bubble, in the wake of the price collapse, lawmakers struggle with unresolved issues pertaining to mortgage finance, Market InSite Real Estate Advisors’ Larry Roberts tells GlobeSt.com. Roberts was recently appointed chief economist of the firm, a data and research firm affiliated with Land Advisors and […]

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What’s Going On With the FHA Loan Limits in California?

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California endures a housing affordability problem. And it’s not merely that house prices are high. Families with high wages could finance mortgages large enough to buy more expensive properties, but they face another roadblock: the down payment barrier. This problem is illustrated below. In Orange County, the conforming loan limit on GSE loans and the […]

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4 Factors That Really Determine Pricing in the Housing Market

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Most analysts focus on job growth or wage growth as the fundamental that underpins the housing market. While job growth is extremely important to homebuilders who provide supply for the newly employed, job growth isn’t what establishes market pricing. Financing terms largely determine the equilibrium price for housing. Short term fluctuations in supply and demand […]

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Market InSite Appoints Larry Roberts Chief Economist

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Market InSite Real Estate Advisors, a data and research firm affiliated with Land Advisors and Landmark Capital Advisors, has appointed Larry Roberts as chief economist. Roberts will manage the implementation and business development efforts of a new research subscription model that will appeal to land developers, homebuilders, and financial institutions. The objective is to marry his existing proprietary technology platform […]

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“Quick Look Feasibility” Now Available!

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Due to increasing demand, we are excited to announce our “Quick Look Feasibility” analysis is now available to all interested parties. This arm’s length/third party due diligence effort provides:     1. On-site inspection of your subject property,     2. Pricing recommendations with a summary of the most market driven product line/potential sales revenue/absorption,   […]

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2015 Year in Review

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Thank you to all our clients for contributing to our success in 2015. We look forward to continuing our relationships for years to come! 70 Completed Market Studies 84% of our Business is from Repeat Clients Average Turnaround Time for a Market Study (full report) = 7 business days Average Turnaround Time for Pricing Recommendations […]

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