Monthly Archives: June 2012

Housing slowly but surely keeps getting better

SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE California home sales in May rose 9.3% from April and 17.6% from May 2011 — the highest sales for any May since 54,099 homes sold in May 2006 near the height of the housing … Continue reading

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Baker Ranch Lake Forest

The Shea/Baker Ranch community is a master planned community located in the northwestern portion of the City of Lake Forest. The project is bounded by Borrego Canyon Wash and Bake Parkway. Luxury home builder Toll Brothers is partnering with Shea … Continue reading

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California Unemployment Rate 2012 Shows Slow Steady Improvement

SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE California home values have been stabilizing for more than a year now. Residential construction, although better than last year, remains a huge drag on the state’s economy. Sales of distressed properties still dominate the … Continue reading

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College Freshman Facts

Even with tuition rates as high as they are, it’s still preferable to be entering college right now than exiting. The Class of 2012 is faced with an unemployment rate of 50%, making the payback of their $25,000 in debt … Continue reading

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The financial crisis decimated the wealth of the average American

YIKES The latest round of data from the triennial Survey of Consumer Finances reveals that real, median household wealth in 2010 was just below its 1989 value. That suggests Americans have not gotten any richer in 21 years. It’s important … Continue reading

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Stated Loans Make a Comeback

Preparing for the return of the jumbo lending market and the days when Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are no longer mortgage finance behemoths, Rancho Financial is bringing to market loans often blamed for the destruction of the nation’s housing … Continue reading

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Divorce With Children Restructures the Relationship but Doesn't End It

A paper entitled Family Law and the Indissolubility of Parenthood explains why divorce with children seems to never end. “Many of the conflicts about family law in the Western world today derive from the breakdown of the model on which … Continue reading

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A big fat Greek divorce

POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY COST AMERICA 2.4 MILLION JOBS Uncertainty is costly. More than at any point in recent history, the global economy’s fate is tied to the capriciousness of policymakers. How much does such uncertainty cost? The graph above shows how … Continue reading

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