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Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market Report: February 20, 2015

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As expected, with minimal market data reports coming out this week, the stock market has been relatively flat for the first 3 days of trading. (Monday the markets were closed)  Continuing to hover just over the 18,000 mark investors seem quite content to remain where they are. Mortgage rates have been rising since last week as optimism for the U.S. ...

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Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market Report: February 06, 2015

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Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market Report: February 06, 2015: What is fueling the stock market this week that has it rallying 710 points over the last 4 days? Oil prices and quarterly earnings are big drivers for the week.  Oil prices have rebounded this week from the free fall we have been seeing in recent times. Rapidly falling oil ...

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Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market Report: January 23, 2015

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Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market Report: January 23, 2015: The stock market is likely to get a boost in the coming days and weeks as Europe engages in their version of an economic stimulus program. As the United States had engaged in a massive bon buying program after the great recession, Europe is now doing the same after trying many other ways to stimulate ...

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Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market Report: January 16, 2015

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If there was ever a time since the great recession to purchase a home, now is that time. Mortgage rates have been going down and home prices are more affordable. In reports from the housing industry, buyers are coming out of the woodwork to purchase and refinance. This a good start for the housing industry in 2015. This is in complete contrast to events last year ...

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Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market Report: January 09, 2015

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The recent stock market plunge related to dropping oil prices got a welcome boost with the release on Wednesday of the Federal Open Market Committee’s minutes from their last meeting. The Fed commitment to make sure that the U.S. economy keeps growing, combined with foreign governments making in their own commitments to do whatever is necessary to help their respective ...

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Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market Report: November 21, 2014

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By: Fred Arnold Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market Report: November 21, 2014: The stock market may have traded in a narrow range of 100 points for the week, but that does not mean there was a lack of economic data available for investors to grab onto. For the housing market, a few major reports were released of which some ...

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Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market Report: October 31, 2014

Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market News

What a difference a week makes. After the market craziness last week, the stock market has been once again launching to the stars. Through Thursday, the market is up 432 points. The market rose 221 points on the latest positive economic data on the economy on Thursday. Prior to the market open on Friday, Dow Futures are up over 150 ...

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Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market Report: October 17, 2014

Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market News

By: Fred Arnold Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market Report: If you watched or listened to any news this week regarding the stock market, that is exactly what it sounded or looked like judging by trading behavior.  One minute the stock market is down over 400 points, only to come back 300 points. Then go up again. Today up over ...

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Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market Report: October 10, 2014

Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market News

By: Fred Arnold If you like roller coasters, you don’t need to go to an amusement park.  Just watch the stock market over the last few days and you will get an incredible ride. However, if you want the full experience, then be an active investor. This way you can get the full jolt of the markets biggest rises and ...

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Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market Report: October 03, 2014

Santa Clarita Real Estate & Market News

By: Fred Arnold This morning, the September payrolls and unemployment results were announced. Nonfarm Payrolls were expected at 215k (after only being up 142k last month) and came out at 248k with a back-month revision to 180k. The Unemployment Rate, expected to be unchanged at 6.1%, came in at 5.9% (the lowest since July 2008), and Hourly Earnings were roughly ...

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