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Residential Real Estate Buyers

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from lenders. But there can actually… Continue reading WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Residential Buyers or Seller

Do It Yourself Projects – Beginners Guide

Hello! I hope your year is off to a great start! If you’re still looking for a project to start the year off right or just some options to boost your winter curb appeal, I’ve got ideas!  I’ve also put together some must-know advice about this year’s buyers’ market in case you or someone you… Continue reading Do It Yourself Projects – Beginners Guide

Residential Buyers or Seller

Have You Been Affected by the Government Shutdown?

Are You Affected Now? Have you been affected by the government shutdown? As a former federal employee and someone who experienced the government shutdown in 1995, I completely understand how you feel.  I remember the 1995 shutdown like it was yesterday.  I was working as a Registered Nurse at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System. During… Continue reading Have You Been Affected by the Government Shutdown?

Residential Real Estate Buyers

Which is more important Housing Market Prices or Mortgage Interest Rates?

You have been thinking for quite sometime about buying a new home.  You are sitting on the couch talking with your family and you say, "the housing prices are go ing down in 2019 so I think we should wait" and another family member says, "I heard the interest rates are going up so I… Continue reading Which is more important Housing Market Prices or Mortgage Interest Rates?

Residential Buyers or Seller

Summer Is Over But The Party Don’t Stop

Summer’s over but there’s still plenty of time to kick back and relax in your own private backyard oasis. Find ideas to enhance your backyard below. If you’re still looking for your dream home, you’ll also find warning signs to watch for in a listing as well as tips to make moving furniture into a small space easier.

Residential Real Estate Renters

Finding Your Next Rental Can Be A Challenge

QUALIFYING TO BUY A HOME MAY BE EASIER THAN RENTING, AND MAY COST LESS!!!!! You may have noticed how expensive the rental market has become. And how few homes are available. Many of the people we have sold homes to this year started out as frustrated renters and ended up purchasing their own home.  No… Continue reading Finding Your Next Rental Can Be A Challenge

Residential Real Estate Buyers

Should You Remove the Appraisal Contingency When Purchasing Residential Property?

What is an appraisal? A home appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true (or fair market) value of what a home is worth. All lenders order an appraisal during the mortgage loan process so that there is an objective way to access the home’s market value and ensure that the amount of money requested… Continue reading Should You Remove the Appraisal Contingency When Purchasing Residential Property?