Author Archive | Duane Gomer


Homebuyers now lean on ARMs to cover lost purchasing power — and that crutch is about to vanish; Monthly Statistical Update (September 2022)

The Monthly Statistical Update (MSU) keeps agents and brokers current on the market trends affecting California real estate transactions. In the September 2022 MSU, we cover: the leveling of California home prices, with prices barely rising in May 2022;ARM rates, which have increased rapidly in 2022, soon to surpass FRM rates; andthe widening mortgage rate spread, which indicates lenders are […]

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Homebuyers now lean on ARMs to cover lost purchasing power
— and that crutch is about to vanish

Each month the MSU features three interrelated charts, presented in a dynamic video as well as a PDF. Collectively analyzed, these charts provide you and your students with insight and practical expectations about the future. The status of the real estate market is critical to inform your curriculum and marketing strategy — as well as […]

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Going to The Seminar at NAR

In a previous post I stated that each year David Knox from the Twin Cities is one of my favorite instructors at any National Association of Realtor’s Convention. Why? He is quick, witty, does outstanding voice impressions, has excellent content for salespersons, energetic and charming, etc. etc. etc. It is a pleasure to watch him […]

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Heard a good comeback from a Senior to a Millennial. The young was mocking the older in saying “You know nothing about games, apps, or browsers.” The older said, “Yes, but I can read cursive, tell time on a clock with hands, know how to change a tire and how to write a check.” Want […]

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Things To Do Now!

1. Google yourself and check what people are saying about you. 2 Get a signature file in your email. Sending out business emails without a signature file giving contact information is like giving out a business card with only your name. Don’t know how to do it? Find a 10 year old kid. 3. Go […]

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Doug McCauley

An Interview With Doug McCauley California Department of Real Estate Commissioner

The Commissioner of the California Department of Real Estate, Doug McCauley, was very generous with his time and allowed me to interview him on his two year anniversary. I asked him the questions that I thought licensees would ask if they had this opportunity. His candid and open answers should help us better understand the […]

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