Redondo Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI jumped up to 58.3 in March.  Anything above 50 is considered expansion.  The Big Market Mover today, which is being received negatively by both Markets, are comments by Fed Vice Chair Brainard.  Lael Brainard is typically a dove, but her comments were quite hawkish; and discussed the reduction of the Balance Sheet.  These comments are ahead of tomorrow's release of the FOMC Minutes, so it may be a forewarning of what Investors may find in the Minutes.  MBS is currently Down 78bps, so Mortgage Rates have been adversely affected.  The good news is the Yields spiked to 2.56%.  Why is this good news?  It un-did the Inverted Yield Curve, as the 2 year Yield is currently at 2.50%.Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel at MikesD...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  The only data on the Economic Calendar is the Factory Orders for February, which contracted by 0.5%.  However, we'll receive the FOMC Minutes on Wednesday, which can be a Market Mover.  Stocks are Up today on filings that Elon Musk took in a large share of Twitter.  Meanwhile, US and EU Countries plan to implement more sanctions against Russia for it's role in it's invasion of Ukraine.  MBS are moving (more-or-less) in a sideways pattern today, as it's Down 3bps from Friday's close.   The lack of movement has Mortgage Rates pretty much in Unchanged level from Friday's close.  Yields are settling into the 2.40% range.Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel at MikesDailyMarketRptAlso, these videos are base on my views and not represented by any other ent...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Today is the Big Jobs data by the  Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  We'll start with the Average Workweek Hours, which shrunk by 0.1 to 34.6 hrs/week.  The Non Farm Payrolls for March came in a bit shy of it's forecast at 431k; however, it's still considered a strong number.  Also, It's February number was revised higher from 678k to 750k.  The Unemployment Rate dropped a little more than expected to 3.6%, which is also a strong number.  However, the Average Earnings for March is a double edge sword, as it rose 0.4%.  This is good because people are getting paid more.  This is bad because the higher pay creates higher inflation, as those costs get absorbed into the cost of goods/services.  When we're already experiencing high inflation, this does no...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Today is Day 2 of March Jobs Data, which the Initial Jobless Claims rose back above 200k, at 202k last week.  Also, The Challenger Layoffs (Job Layoff Announcements) jumped up by approximately 6 million.  Something we'll need to watch, as that's a pretty big spike with job losses.  Tomorrow will be the Jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Personal Income rose by 0.5% in February, which Consumer Spending rose only 0.2%.  Probably our biggest impactful data this week is the Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE).  The Core PCE is the Fed's favorite gauge for inflation, which gives it such an high impact; especially when one of the biggest concerns with the Markets has been high inflation.  The PCE rose by 0.6% in February, while it's Yo...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  The ADP report came out better than expected for March, which reported 455k new jobs in the Private Sector; and it's February data was revised higher, from 475k to 486k.  However, the final revision for the Q4 GDP came in a bit lower, at 6.9%, which we can expect it to come down a bit, as it was propped up due to high demand in Housing, which is expected to slow a bit with higher rates.  Also, much of it was built up from COVID Lockdowns (like a dam bursting).  Yesterday, it was reported that Russia will "fundamentally" move it's attacks away from Kyiv and another city nearby; however, it appears that may have been short-lived, as there appears to be fresh attacks.  There was hope for Peace (and the hope continues) yesterday, which the Markets positiv...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  The Case Shiller Home Price Index (HPI), which measures the 20 largest Markets rose by 1.8% in January to 19.1% YoY.  Likewise, the FHFA HPI rose by 1.6% and it' YoY rose to 18.2%.  Funny thing, Consumer Confidence data for February was reduced from it's initial number of 110.5 to 105.7 -a pretty steep decline.  For March, it came in at 107.2; so, before revision, then it would have dropped; however, because of the revision, then it rose.  Later, we could have some impact with the MBS/Yields Markets with the 7 year Treasuries Auction.  The 5 year did fairly well yesterday, which helped the Market for a little bit.  When we did the video yesterday, then we were at approximately Up 5bps and shot up to 17bps after Auction, only to settle in at 9bps.  Tod...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  There is nothing on the economic calendar today; however, there will be some important data being released this week, which include the Fed's favorite gauge for inflation (PCE); Jobs data; GDP for Q4; and Home Price Indices.  There is not much new news of late, as we still have conflict in Ukraine with Russia and China continued with more Lockdowns due to Covid.  Oil Prices have settled down a little bit with China's lockdowns, as there will be less consumption/demand in the short-term.  Stocks are a bit mixed today, as NASDAQ is still dealing with high Yields (currently at 2.48%), which cuts into many of their Growth Stocks' profits.  MBS are still having trouble garnering interest from Investors, whom are worried about the thoughts of our economy go...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Pending Home Sales dropped by 4.1% in February to 104.9k seasonally adjusted units.  Meanwhile, Consumer Sentiment dropped by 0.3 to 59.4 in March, as Consumers watch Fed Hikes, Inflation, Ukraine/Russia Conflict unfold.  Markets are reacting to very hawkish comments from Fed Members this entire week and are pricing for worst case scenario, that they will implement multiple 0.5% rate hikes this year (in lieu of the normal 0.25% increments).  Also, there was a report out that Russia may be satisfied with less than full control of Ukraine, which has the Markets shifting investment dollars from Treasuries and Bonds back to Equities.  Stocks are Mixed, as NASDAQ continues to get hurt by the higher Yields, which are now up to 2.48%.  Meanwhile, we've exper...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  The Initial Jobless Claims dropped below the 200k for the first time since the beginning of the Pandemic.  It came in at 187k; and the Continuing Claims declined, as well.  However, the Durable Goods Orders dropped by 2.2% in February.  Markit PMI released both their Services and Manufacturing data for March, which anything above 50 is considered expansion.  The Services went up to 58.9, while the Manufacturing rose to 58.5.  Both sectors had forecasts of regression for March, but they had improved.  There were a few different Fed Speakers today, which all pretty much feel there will be 7 rate hikes this year; and they're looking to get the Fed Funds rate to the 2.75% - 3.00% range.  Meanwhile, NATO leaders meet and added more sanctions against Russia...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  New Home Sales dropped 2.0% in February to 772k seasonally adjusted units due to spike in Mortgage Rates, as affordability continues to decline.  The hawkish talk from other Fed Members continues, as the Markets adjust to the Fed's policy changes, which include ramping up on rate hikes (may include higher than 0.25% hike increments) and balance sheet reduction.  As Yields have spiked to nearly 2.40%, then Investors have moved over some investment dollars to Bonds and Treasuries.  MBS has had a seesaw type of morning, as Investors bought early on, only to sell off, and appear to be buying again.  Currently, MBS is Up 20bps.  Mortgage Rates are showing some improvement from yesterday's close, after we saw 2 days of selloff.  Yields have come down to 2.3...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
Redondo Beach Market Report - Feb '22 Redondo Beach real estate was quite unusual in February.  Number of home sales dropped from 27 houses sold in 2021 to just 8 sales a year later.  Home prices, however, continued to rise.  The median house sale price went up by 17 percent, while the average home price increased by 11 percent compared to February 2021.  It took 8 days quicker to sell a property in Redondo Beach.Here is the detailed sales data: Redondo Beach 2022 2021 Difference Number of sales  8 27 - 19 Median sold price $1,610,000 $1,375,000 + 17% Average sold price $1,697,500 $1,528,959 + 11% Days on market 7 15 + 8 Date is based on CRMLS; single family homes onlyIf you're thinking about selling your Redondo Beach home, contact us for a comprehensive, free home evaluation.  Or clic...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Existing Home Sales dropped 7.2% in February to 6.02 million seasonally adjusted units.  But, Leading Indicator Index rebounded in February to 0.3%, after a bit of a contraction (-0.5%) in January.  Investors continue to monitor the Ukraine/Russia situation, as it's being reported that Russia was bombing Lviv, which is a city near the Poland border.  Meanwhile, a few Fed Members, Waller and Bullard, both indicated that they'd like to see at least a 0.5% rate hike at one of the meetings, and possibly multiple times this year.  Waller would like to see the Fed Funds Rates at or above 2-2.25% and Bullard would like it at 3.0% by year end.  MBS was Up (+25bps) for a bit this morning and many Lenders repriced for the better; however, over the past 40 minut...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Housing Starts rose by 6.8% in February to 1.769 million seasonally adjusted units; however, Building Permits (future Housing Starts) dropped 1.9% to 1.859 million.  This matches the drop in Home Builder Confidence, which is mostly attributed to the higher Mortgage Rates and lower Affordability.  Meanwhile, the Philly Fed Index surpassed forecasts in March to 27.4.  This index measures manufacturing in the Philadelphia region.  This improvement is a vastly different view than what we saw from the NY region earlier this week which contracted.  The Initial Jobless Claims dropped down to 214k last week; and Continued Claims dropped too.  Lastly, the Industrial Production rose 0.5% in March.  The Bank of England hiked their rates today, like our Fed yeste...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Retail Sales only rose 0.3% in February after a hot January, which rose (revised higher) 4.9%.  The NAHB Home Builders Index declined again in March to 79.  This index measures the confidence with Home Builders.  This is mostly attributed to higher Mortgage Rates and lower Affordability.  Next up, is the Fed's Announcement at 11:15 am PST, which they're expecting to announce a rate hike.  Investors will review it's change in policy, especially with new events (Ukraine/Russia and lockdowns in China).  They will also look toward the Dot Plot for estimates on future rate hikes, which many are projecting between 5-7 this year.  Markets are positioning ahead of the Announcement.  Stocks are currently Up with news of progress with cease fire talks.  MBS is ...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  The headline news for Producers Price Index (PPI), which measures inflation for Wholesalers, rose 0.8% in February; whereas, it's Core PPI (excludes food and energy) rose only 0.2%.  The Core PPI dropped to 8.4% YoY from a higher revision to 8.5% in January.  Normally, this data wouldn't have as much impact with the Markets, but the Markets are inflation focus, so any inflationary data will be heavily impactful.  Lastly, the Empire State Index contracted by 11.8% in March.  This index measures the manufacturing in the NY region.  Today is the start of the 2 day FOMC, whom will announce their (expected) rate hike to the Fed Funds Rate by 0.25%.  Investors are still watching the war in Russia/Ukraine and the new lockdowns happening in China.  Stocks are...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  There are no economic data to report today; however, there will be some important data being reported this week.  Tomorrow, we'll receive inflationary data on the wholesale sector with the PPI report.  Typically, this report isn't high impact, but because of our current inflation focus, it will have a much greater impact.  Also, tomorrow will be the start of the 2 day FOMC, which it's expected that the Fed will announce they'll hike the Fed Funds Rate by 0.25% on Wednesday.  The Markets are reacting to a rumor of some optimism that peace talks between Russia and Ukraine has Stocks in Mixed Territory; where NASDAQ is the lone index in the Red.  This is mostly due to the spike in Treasuries, which has skyrocketed to 2.13% (new recent highs).  This is du...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Consumer Sentiment dropped a little lower than expectations for March to 59.7, as Consumers are faced with the Russia/Ukraine conflict and rapidly rising inflation and gas prices.  There were reports out there that Putin commented to Belarussian counter-parts that there have been progress made in talks with Ukraine.  The Markets reacted more favorably, as stocks have moved in Mixed Territory.  Also, the Fed announced the completion of their tapering today.  MBS moved lower after the announcements, as Lenders may be repricing for the worse.  Mortgage Rates are in the range of Unchanged to maybe a little worse today.  Yields have been keeping to a range between 2.00% and 1.99%.Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel at MikesDailyMarketRptAlso, these vide...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Today is the week's biggest report, which is the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures Consumer Inflation.  The Headline number rose 0.8% in February and it's YoY rose to 7.9%; but if you excluded the Food and Energy, which is the Core CPI, the it rose 0.5% in February and it's YoY rose to 6.4%.  Of course, these are 40 year highs!  Meanwhile, the Initial Jobless Claims rose to 227k last week with more people Continuing Claims.  The Markets started in the Red early this morning after the ECB announcement.  The ECB announced that they (like our Fed did earlier) will speed up their Bond Purchases due to rampant inflation.  Currently MBS is Down 42bps and had an earlier price change for the worse; so Mortgage Rates are again worse today.  However, a...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  There are no economic data to report today; however, later this morning, the 10 year Treasury Auction will take place.  This could potentially move the Markets a bit, depending upon it's success, or lack thereof.  Meanwhile, Ukraine and Russian Ministers meet in Turkey to discuss possible detente and Market is reacting positively to the news.  Also, many US companies are announcing their move from Russia, as the war continues.  Unfortunately, for MBS, the investment dollars are leaving and flowing back to equities again today.  MBS started the morning much lower, but has subsided a bit to being Down 23bsp.  So far for the week, we're down about 100bps, or about a 1 point.  Not a good week for Mortgage Rates!  Yields continue to rise and are currently ...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Wholesale Inventories rose 0.8% in January, which came in as expected.  Later this morning, there will be a 3 year Treasury Auction, but it shouldn't impact the Markets much, but tomorrow's 10 year will have more of an impact.  Stocks are Up, especially the Energy sector, as they buy on the dip and as the energy prices rise, so are their profits.  Similarly, when the interest rates begin to rise, then the financial sector will profit more too.  The US officially decided to ban energy products from Russia to add more pressure on them.  Meanwhile, this is sending shock waves to energy prices, along with higher prices with metals, wheat, etc... (the trickle down effect).  The inflation concerns has MBS Down 42bps today (after closing down 43bps yesterday...
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