Regular Newsletters August 2, 2023

Johnny Dragon’s August Newsletter

It is getting hotter and hotter each summer day but that doesn’t mean it needs to be bad! Take plenty of water with you and load up on that sunscreen! Happy Reading! 🙂

Benefits of Renting vs. Buying

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As a first-time home buyer, it’s natural to suffer some anxiety during the process. Just remember, there are numerous benefits to homeownership: Your mortgage payment will stay the same for years, you will build equity over the years, plenty of tax savings options, increase in net worth and stability.

Rental rates are increasing year by year, which usually leads to constant moving, incurring moving costs and stressful searches. Also, landlords have been stricter with the application process and tighter rules on owning pets, which can make matters worse. Despite the current market conditions, there are opportunities for first-time homebuyers.

If you want to schedule a free buyers consultation, reach out to me and let’s talk buying strategy!

Luxury Home Prices on the West Coast Dropping

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The home prices on West Coast luxury real estate have seen significant drops in prices due to high interest rates and tech layoffs. Although cash buyers are continuing to buy these luxury properties, they are paying less than asking price. San Francisco’s luxury home prices dropped 12.7% in the last year, whereas Seattle’s dropped by 12.3%.

China Sale of New Homes Plunging

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Declines in new homes and cancellation of a share placement by Country Garden, China’s biggest property developer, complicated the ongoing real estate crisis. 4.7% decline in new home sales from a year ago by 100 developers. Would-be buyers are reluctant to purchase due to rising unemployment and falling home prices.

Check Me Out on the Not Rocket Science Podcast!

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Thank you Matty and Andrew on featuring me on your new podcast “Not Rocket Science”. I had so much fun speaking to them about real estate and other fun topics. Watch me on Episode 3 of their podcast and follow/share their content on both YouTube and Apple Podcasts! Congratulations to you both and I wish you all the best of luck!


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Check out LA Events on Discover LA

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Looking for some August events in LA? Check out Discover LA’s calendar of events for all upcoming events this month! (Click on picture for website).

Curious About Moving From One Place to Another?

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Are you thinking about moving but not sure what to expect? The Move Meter application on my website allows you to see the differences between two cities. You can compare differences with transportation, cost of living, job market strength and quality of life. If you have any questions, reach out to me. (Click on the picture to check out my website’s Move Meter).

Thanks for tuning in to my newsletter! Always here to support you.

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