This past week’s Orange County real estate news included talk about a decrease in distressed properties, the privatization of a mortgage finance system, and home loan approvals.¬†Outlined below are the most recent Orange County real estate statistics.

     

  • Inventory of homes for sale up to 11,219 from 11,188 two week prior and up from 11,144 a month ago.
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  • 30-year fixed mortgage rates down to 4.55% from 4.6% a week ago and 4,79% a year ago
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  • Mortgage defaults are down from the month of April at 1,237. March number of defaults were 1,793. Defaults were also down 23.9% from April 2010 totals.
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  • Foreclosures were down to 561 in the month of April – down 21.6% from March’s 716 number and down 23.9% from April 2010 totals.
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  • The cost of rent change (renter inflation) was up 1.5%.
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  • Residential permits in April were up 765 – 40.1% higher than March’s 307 totals.

If you would like more information about market statistic data, including year-to-date sold totals, active and in escrow properties and breakdowns of the Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Eastside Costa Mesa and Laguna Beach markets, please visit our Market Statistics page.