Real Estate News

Finance and Mortgages


MIP, PMI, or neither?

This chart compares the costs and benefits of default insurance demanded by lenders on mortgages with LTVs exceeding 80%, and suggests the optimal financing path for homebuyers.

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Market Watch


Sales agent license renewals on the uptick

This article examines the trends in the number of sales agent licenses issued and renewed from 2002-present, and the effect sales volume has on licensing.

Orange County housing indicators

View these Orange County regional charts for details on current activity and forecasts for its local housing market.

CalBRE Watch

BRE Code of Ethics Poll Results

The votes are in: bring back the CalBRE’s Code of Ethics

The people have spoken and they want the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) to reestablish the Ethics and Professional Conduct Code from 1979-1996. In a recent poll, 88% of voters said the Code of Ethics needs to be reinstated, a majority opinion held by our readers for several years. A 2012 poll yielded similar

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