The Inglewood Real Estate Market – and Other Hot Spots.

You’d have to live completely off the grid to not know that Inglewood is the new home to both the Rams and the Chargers. That’s one of the reasons the Inglewood real estate market has become so hot. It’s always wise to follow what the “experts” do – I say experts but what I really [...]

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Ready for Some Home Design Trends for 2019?

Are you ready for home design trends for the new year? Read on . . . 1. Bold wallpaper has been working its way back for a while now. Definitely bold – no washed-out flower patterns. Birds, flowers, clouds and geographical designs are all very in, but make sure they are bold. And of course, you don’t [...]

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How the Government Shutdown Can Affect Your Loan Closing Date

The partial government shutdown has far-reaching effects. When you apply for a mortgage using your tax returns to prove income, one step in the process is the IRS 4506-T form. The 4506-T is a request to the IRS for a transcript of your tax returns, usually for the past 2 years. The purpose is to [...]

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Why Pre-Approval MUST Be Your First Step

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved [...]

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How Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 4.09%, which is still very low in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but also impacts your purchasing power. Purchasing [...]

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Is This the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do it Early

It appears that Americans are regaining faith in the U.S. economy. The following indexes have each shown a dramatic jump in consumer confidence in their latest surveys: The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index National Federation of Independent Businesses’ Small Business Optimism Index CNBC All-America Economic Survey The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Survey It usually [...]

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5 Reasons to Sell Before Spring!

No Matter What the Groundhog Says, Here are 5 Reasons to Sell Before Spring! Thursday February 2nd, 2017 For Sellers, Housing Market Updates Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which groundhog you listen to today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy [...]

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Build your Real Estate Portfolio Starting with your Own House

The holidays are a great time to create your list of wants-and-needs for a new home. While you are at it, also ask yourself a question: Should you rent out your existing house instead of selling? Recent news shows that buying is cheaper than renting. When you turn that around it means rents are up [...]

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10 Tips for Protecting Your Home During Vacations

I hope you all have a safe and relaxing time during your vacation this summer. It’s crucial that we all have time to recharge and recognize what’s important in life. We only go around once, so it’s important to savor what we have. Before you leave town, I thought you might be interested in a [...]

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6 Commonly Forgotten Items on Moving Day

The chaos of moving day is a prime time to forget or misplace essential items. When you’re preparing for the big move to your new home, the following items are some of the most overlooked (and the most sorely missed in a time of need!). To prevent the hassle and heartbreak of forgotten possessions and [...]

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