Making a Mortgage Marriage

February 12, 2018

Is sharing the cost – and profits – of a home a winning strategy for today’s buyers? As brokers and homebuyers well know, 20 percent is the magic number when it comes to getting financing for a home. Being able to make a 20 percent down payment of the purchase price means not only borrowing […]

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5 Ways Sellers Can Prepare to List a Home after the Holidays

January 08, 2018

5 Ways Sellers Can Prepare to List a Home after the Holidays The weather has turned cold and everyone has had their mind on the holiday season as the year comes to an end. For the residential real estate industry, that means sales go quiet. The seasonal real estate cycle typically sees a decrease in […]

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Housing/Real Estate Market

November 09, 2017

Housing/Real Estate Market California Pending Home Sales Dwindled:September’s decline marks the third consecutive month of losses, suggesting that the housing market will slow as the end of the year winds down. Overall, year-over-year statewide pending home sales dropped 6.0% from 127.7 in September 2016 to 120.0 in September 2017. California pending home sales increased on […]

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October 14, 2017

You’ve probably already considered your personal reasons for selling. Now you need to take into account the other factors involved, such as market conditions, your property’s value and tax implications. Unless you’re locked into selling your home (e.g., you’ve already accepted a job offer in another city), it’s a good idea to look at the […]

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Opting for the Outdoors

September 12, 2017

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The American Dream

September 05, 2017

For the vast majority of us, owning a home is part of the American Dream. According to a study conducted by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORES®, 87 percent of those polled cited owning a home as the number one criterion for defining “the good life.” Owners and renters alike considered homeownership desirable for the following […]

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