Data from the National Association of Realtors suggests a
housing bubble may be on the verge or bursting in some markets, like coastal
California. Overall, U.S. home prices in the second quarter were up 4.3% vs. a
year earlier to $279,600, with 16 markets posting declines. That’s a slight
appreciation dip from averaging 5.5% annual gains in 2016-2018, a period when
just eight U.S. markets were losers. Silicon
Valley prices in California took the nation’s second-biggest loss in the
quarter: a ...
Properties represented 5 TICs in multiple 1031 exchanges in the recent purchase
of a 54,750 square foot shopping center, predominantly leased by national credit
tenants, located within the desired Southern California retail market of Hemet. The below replacement cost price of
$8,600,000 equates to an 8.37% cap rate with a 13% leveraged cash on cash
return for a high-performing retail center shadow anchored by Stater Bros
Supermarket (NAP), a regionally dominant grocer, and junior anchored by CVS and
Dollar Tree. ...
Expect housing in 2019 to be
flat. The recent decline in mortgage rates from 5% to 4% for the 30-year-fixed
provides some support for housing.
However, the tax-law change, which took away many of the tax benefits of
homeownership, weighs on demand. The impact of the new tax law is still
filtering through the housing market, particularly in more expensive markets
like California, and Florida, where those tax benefits are more important.
Affordability remains an issue. The
runup in house prices over ...
Again, in the 2018 “San Diego’s Best” Union Tribune Readers Poll, readers nominated and voted for their favorites in various business categories, selecting Regal Properties as their Favorite in 2 categories this time – Real Estate Brokerage and Commercial Real Estate Company. We are honored and appreciative to receive this recognition, from our clients, colleagues and business partners. Regal Properties proudly “Invests in People and Property” by donating 10% of all fees and commissions ...
Regal Properties' Senior VP, Maha Odeh, represented the buyer, Laguna Village Plaza LLC, in the $14,900,000 purchase of a 102,000+ retail shopping center at 5945 W. Ray Road in Chandler, Arizona, for an 8.6% cap rate, with a loan of $9,600,000. The center is anchored by Walgreens, Natural Grocers, and CCV Church. Escrow closed on on August 15, 2018.
Mortgage applications hit a near 4-year low in July, dropping for the third month in a row. The causes include: (1) homes are overly expensive now due to tight inventory and rising interest rates, (2) wage growth has remained stagnant while the costs of living (including rent) have continued to climb, such that saving money to buy a home has become increasingly difficult. Something has to give…
Amid slowing growth in an increasingly crowded market, Starbucks announced it will close 150 under-performing, company-operated U.S stores in 2019. Historically, the Seattle-based chain has closed about 50 stores per year. The upcoming store closings will occur primarily in urban markets saturated with Starbucks locations. However, Starbucks’ sales are also slowing, as the company expects just 1% growth in same-store sales for the third quarter of 2018—the worst performance in about nine years. One ...
Chinese investors are dumping their commercial real estate investments, under pressure from the Chinese government as a result of the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Chinese investors sold $1.29 billion of U.S. CRE in the second quarter of 2018, while purchasing less than 1/10th of that amount. This is the first time the Chinese have been net sellers in 10 years. Just ...
The University of San Diego‘s latest economic forecast showed the second monthly decline in a row, raising concerns about a slowdown in the local economy. The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County, released last week, fell 0.2 percent in May following a decline of equal magnitude in April. A decrease in help-wanted advertising, higher initial claims for unemployment insurance and a decline in residential building permits ...
Under new tax laws, investors can defer tax on any prior real estate gains until December 31, 2026, so long as the gain is reinvested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund, an investment vehicle organized to make investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones. In addition, if the investor holds the investment in the Opportunity Fund for at least ten years, the investor would be eligible for a step up in basis equal to the fair market ...