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Tuesday, November 22, 2022   /   by Shaun Radcliffe

Radcliffe & Associates Named Yorba Linda’s Best REALTOR by Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce

The Radcliffe & Associates Team, a team of agents affiliated with the Yorba Linda office of Coldwell Banker Realty, has been named Yorba Linda’s Best REALTOR by the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce.

“We are honored to have our work in the community recognized by the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce,” said Shaun Radcliffe, founder of Radcliffe & Associates. “We have happily put our combined 35 years of experience to work for our clients.”

The Radcliffe & Associates team was established and created in 2016 by Shaun Radcliffe, a Southern Californian native with over 10 years of real estate experience. Radcliffe is now accompanied by Michelle Silvestri, Brittney Paino, Mike Elledge and Nethwan Mataraarachchige. With their combined force and extensive knowledge of the market, the team uses their more than 35 years of collective industry experience to provide exceptional customer service transaction management. Their team motto is “Relent ...

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Thursday, May 21, 2020   /   by Shaun Radcliffe

Experts Predict Economic Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the Year

One of the biggest questions we all seem to be asking these days is: When are we going to start to see an economic recovery? As the country begins to slowly reopen, moving forward in strategic phases, business activity will help bring our nation back to life. Many economists indicate a recovery should begin to happen in the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some of the experts have to say.
Jerome Powell, Federal Reserve Chairman

“I think there’s a good chance that there’ll be positive growth in the third quarter. And I think it’s a reasonable expectation that there’ll be growth in the second half of the year…
So, in the long run, I would say the U.S. economy will recover. We’ll get back to the place we were in February; we’ll get to an even better place than that. I’m highly confident of that. And it won’t take that long to get there.”
Nonpartisan Analysis for the U ...

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Thursday, January 30, 2020   /   by Shaun Radcliffe

Should I Sell My House This Year?

If one of the questions you’re asking yourself today is, “Should I sell my house this year?” the current Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) should boost your confidence as it relates to the current selling sentiment in the housing market. Even with all the information overload in the media circling around talk of a possible recession, the upcoming 2020 election, and more, Americans feel good about selling a house now. That’s some news to get excited about!
As the graph below shows, as of Q4 2019, 75% of people surveyed indicate they believe now is a good time to sell a home:In the case of those with a yearly salary of $100,000 or more, the results jumped even higher, coming in at an 82% positive sentiment.
When the study divided the outcomes by region, the results still consistently showed Americans feeling good about selling:

Northeast: 7 ...

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Saturday, January 25, 2020   /   by Shaun Radcliffe

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable

There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased over the last several years.
It’s not, however, just the price of a home that matters.
Homes, in most cases, are purchased with a mortgage. The current mortgage rate is a major component of the affordability equation. Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since December 2018. Another major piece of the affordability equation is a buyer’s income. The median family income has risen by approximately 3% over the last year.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases a monthly Housing Affordability Index. The latest index shows that home affordability is better today than at almost any point over the last 30 years. The index determines how affordable homes are based on the following:
“A Home Affordability Index ...

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Friday, January 24, 2020   /   by Shaun Radcliffe

The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want

In a market where current inventory is low, it’s normal to think buyers might be willing to give up a few desirable features in their home search in order to make finding a house a little easier. Don’t be fooled, though – there’s still an interest in the market for some key upgrades. Here’s a look at the two surprising things buyers seem to be searching for in today’s market, and how they’re impacting new home builds.
Homebuyers Are Not Giving Up Their Garages
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released an article showing the percentage of new single-family homes completed in 2018. The data reveals,

64% of new homes offer a 2-car garage

21% have a garage large enough to hold 3 or more cars

7% have a 1-car garage

7% do not include a garage or carport

1% have a carport

The following map represents this breakdown by region:
Evidently, a garage is something homebuye ...

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