Ready to Purchase Your Next Home?

If you’ve decided it’s time to move up to a bigger home or a home in a more coveted area, your next challenge will be getting there financially. It’s likely you’ll need more cash, a larger income and, perhaps, better credit than you had when you purchased your current home. Putting all the pieces in place for the move up could take some time and detailed planning.

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Home Prices in the Golden State

CALIFORNIA

California has experienced 5 years of rising home prices, and that trend is expected to continue for another 3 years. If prices rise the 4.2% projected for next year, the average price of a home in California will reach $561,020 and surpass the record set in 2007 or $560,270.

However, even at this level, prices will remain below pre-recession levels when adjusted for inflation.

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Home prices increased 6.7% in July

According to Core Logic, home prices increased 6.7% nationally in July of 2017 when compared to July of 2016. This compares to a rate of 7.7% for Santa Cruz County where the average price is now $815,000.
Core Logic sees a market of continuing strong demand for homes coupled with a lack of willing sellers that continues to result in an inadequate supply to meet demand which is pushing prices up. One other factor in the equation is continued low interest rates, which have returned to levels last seen in the Fall of 2016.
Rates for 30 year conforming ($424,000 or less) loans averaged 4.11%.

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Triple Net (NNN) Lease Property: BENEFITS

For investors

Investors can benefit from NNN lease properties in a variety of ways. In NNN leases tenants take on the responsibility of major expenses such as HVAC and roof repairs keeping the operation cost lower for the landlord. Typically, NNN leases have lower rent per square foot rates which increases the tenant pool when a landlord is ready to lease the property. For specific tenants, landlords will frequently modify leases allowing for greater flexibility and higher tenant retention.

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