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Los Angeles Orange County (LAOC) Case-Shiller Nov 2011 Update

Powered by Tableau From the above chart, we can see the long term trend of home values in the Los Angeles / Orange County region. While prices have declined considerably from peak bubble pricing, prices are still elevated over pre-bubble … Continue reading

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New lower conforming loan limit impact on Irvine, CA

The above chart shows the distribution of home prices for all sales under $2M in Irvine, CA from 1/1/2010 through 7/31/2011. Irvine, CA is an expensive sub-market of an expensive region (Southern California). As a result, it is likely to … Continue reading

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Is owning a home riskier than renting?

What is Risk? Why is owning a home riskier than renting? One of Webster’s definitions for risk is listed as the “possibility of loss or injury.” Another definition states that risk is “the chance that an investment may lose value.” … Continue reading

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LAOC Case-Shiller vs Irvine Home Values

Global Decision has created the Global Decision Irvine Hedonic Home Price Index which calculates the quarterly value of Irvine home values over time, based on an underlying hedonic (multiple regression) approach. Our approach is motivated by the fact that median … Continue reading

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April 2011 LAOC Case-Shiller Overview

The good folks at Standard & Poors have released the S&P Case-Shiller indexes for April 2011. As usual, our focus here at Global Decision is our local market of LAOC (Los Angeles / Orange County). Let’s start with an overview … Continue reading

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