Garrigus Real Estate Blog: News & Market Trends

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Jan. 30, 2020

New Listings in Southern California to Start 2020

New Listings in SoCal Jan. 2020

It’s the end of January 2020. We have a new year and we are staring down the barrel of a new selling season in real estate. In Southern California we see a slow-down in listings that dip in late December and January every year. This year is no different according to the data graph below.

But this year is not quite the same, either. The total new listings reported in the Southern California MLS, the CRMLS are seeing record lows. This is incredible considering a few factors happening right now. First, interest rates are incredibly low, providing buyers with more buying power. Second, prices are up. Sellers are getting what they are asking for!

Usually in a real estate climate like this, home sales would be chugging along nicely. So are we only seeing just the slow-down that happens every year? Will new listings start pouring into the market in the coming months?

This quick graph with data pulled from listings reported on the CRMLS shows how listings peak in the spring months starting in February, and eventually trail off by end of year. What will we see in the next sixty days?

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April 24, 2018

Jacqueline Smith featured in popular South Coast magazine!

REALTOR® is only one of Jacqueline's many talents!

It is said that one person can only do so much, but we're waiting for that cliche' to prove itself true for our agent Jacqueline Smith. Jacqueline joined Garrigus Real Estate back in April 2017, and we've been amazed with her Jacqueline Smith Featured in South Coast Magazine!talents, and drive, ever since! {View Jacqueline's Real Estate Profile}

Jacqueline sells homes like she was put on this planet to do so. But we soon found out there is so much more to her, like singing! If you get a chance, check her out at some of the various events she preforms the National Anthem at.

Jacqueline is also a Navy veteran, runs marathons, works at the award-winning Cloud Nine Medical Spa in Redlands, and even travels internationally with her famous husband, Jim Smith, known affectionately by his many fans as "Jimbo". But don't let the active lifestyle fool you- she's finds the time to raise a family of seven!

And that's exactly why Jacqueline Smith was highlighted in South Coast magazine.

If you're looking for a talented REALTOR® that can do it all, look no further than Jacqueline Smith. You can read the full South Coast magazine article here, or learn more about Jacqueline on her Garrigus Real Estate profile. Jacqueline also appears periodically on her husband's fun-filled show, The Jimbo & Inman Show!

Jacqueline Smith Featured in South Coast Magazine

Connect with Jacqueline Directly:

Jacqueline Smith/REALTOR®

(760) 265-4075

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April 15, 2018

Subprime Loans Repackaged as "Non-Prime" Loans

Subprime Loans Repackaged as "Non-Prime" Loans

Subprime loans weren't the only reason why we had the housing crash of the last decade, but they definitely lead the charge. They were never completely gone, but the term "Subprime" still leaves most feeling the pains of short sales and foreclosures.

And that's why Wall Street, who made a killing off of subprime loans before, have repackaged them as "Non-Prime" loans! So will it work? Probably; there will always be a market for these types of loans as long as people with less-than stellar credit buy homes. I just hope that the oversight and underwriting regulations keep the mortgage pools healthy.

Click on the links to explore our housing market reports, short sales, or foreclosures.

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April 10, 2018

Welcome to!

Welcome to the new! We're happy you found our new website here! A while ago, we realized that many of the websites and home listings on the Internet are geared towards getting leads, but not developed for the usability of its users!

We feel that is unacceptable. If a real estate website is created to attract a home buyer or seller, it should serve those consumers first and foremost. Honestly, consumers will not stick around long anyways if a website isn't giving them what they want. And that is exactly what our mission is: to create a real estate website for California consumers that they not only stick around to use, but they also enjoy using!

No tricks. No slick deceiving links with "click bait". We just want to provide the best platform for listings, real estate market data, news and anything else that helps a consumer find what they are looking for. So what does that include? Here's a few examples of what we will provide on this website:

California Real Estate Listings

First and foremost, we offer listings of houses and other real estate for sale. What's a real estate website without listings? will always display the most comprehensive listings we can provide. We are a California real estate brokerage, so we focus specifically on California listings. We also offer an Advanced Home Search. It was engineered to provide a multitude of search criteria to choose from. Its perfect for someone searching homes and real estate that wants to detail exactly what they're looking for, and get those results!

We also insisted that this website work well with all forms of devices, including desktops, mobile devices like cell phones and iPads, or anything else with a web browser! Not to brag, but this website works great on smartphones! (OK, I bragged a little...)

Data, and Market Reports

Today's real estate consumer is intelligent and informed. We in the real estate industry owe them full transparency and data about what's happening in the neighborhoods and markets they are interested in. That's why our Housing Market Reports are comprehensive and detailed. They are also customizable, so a consumer can dig into the data as far as they want to go. Don't tell anyone, but this can be your secret weapon for understanding your neighborhood, and any other community you're interested in!

Agents On-Demand

What are Agents On-Demand? They are members of our real estate team, dedicated to assisting you, when you need it! That's why our main company phone number (888) 7-MOVE-ME is ready to connect you to any of our agents ready to help you, when you call. Even if you call right now!

Real Home Values & On-Demand, Instant Home Values

Do you want to know what your home value is? Do you want the valuation instantly, On-Demand? You can use our instant On-Demand Home Value tool. Would you like a more detailed report, prepared by hand, by real REALTORS®? We also offer our Real Home Value reports, prepared by hand, by actual REALTORS®, free of charge and with no obligation to list or sell with our company.

But Wait, There's More!

We also try to provide as much information to consumers regarding short sales, foreclosures, land, real estate laws and other governmental regulations, events, or anything else that affects housing. Our goal is to make this website your go-to for anything California real estate you need.

So how can we help? You can either explore, call us now at (888) 7-MOVE-ME, or contact us using the comment section below. And thank you for coming by and reading my blog post!


-Todd J Garrigus

Garrigus Real Estate

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