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13 SoCal real estate twists: coronavirus, mortgage mess, cooler rents

What’s up with real estate around the region.

Here are 13 must-read stories about the local real estate market from the Southern California News Group’s Home Stretch newsletter. To subscribe to the free, twice-weekly email publication, just CLICK HERE!

What’s up with buying and selling …

1. Coronavirus dulls U.S. housing outlook. Mortgage applications are off.

2. Jumbo loans get harder to get. Will that hurt home values? Thoughts on lending from contributor Jeff Lazerson

3. Foreclosures expected to rise. Delinquencies will bounce off historic lows.

4. California homeowners aren’t selling. New listings fall in five of six big markets.

5. Building homes is “essential” work. But doing that safely in the coronavirus era isn’t easy.

6. New Realtor forms address coronavirus issues. Thoughts on house-selling from contributor Leslie Eskildsen.

Tough days to be a landlord …

7. Renters skip April payment. Jobless renters put stress on landlords, too.

8. Coronavirus fallout: Rent hikes shrink in many SoCal cities. Where were the biggest cooldowns?

9. Bright spots in dark world? Thoughts on investment properties from contributor Allen Buchanan.

Locally speaking …

10. San Juan Capistrano: Mix of affordable housing, new City Hall proposed.

11. Chino: New In-n-Out warehouse approved.

12. Long Beach keeps building. Virus only slows development.

What’s up with jobs …

13. Where are workers at most risk to lose their jobs due to COVID-19? It’s Riverside County, by this math.