Archive for May, 2011

Leasing is in fashion among wealthy house hunters

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Niche data and anecdotal evidence point to a surge in high-end rentals. Instability in housing prices is one reason the rich are shying away from purchases.   By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times April 14, 2011 Real estate agents have been hustling lately but not necessarily to sell homes. Instead, leasing is in vogue, particularly […]

Valuing A Real Estate Investment Property

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

  Arthur Pinkasovitch, provided by From a quantitative perspective, investing in real estate is somewhat like investing in stocks. In order to profit in real estate investments, investors must decide the value of the properties they buy and make educated guesses about how much profit these investments will generate, whether through property appreciation, rental income […]

Economic Improvement Leads to Increase in Home Sales

Monday, May 16th, 2011

LOS ANGELES (April 14) –Improvement in the overall economy and favorable market conditions led to increases in both the median price and home sales in March, according to data from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 514,090 units […]