Thinking of buying your next home?
Before you start looking at houses, your first order of business should be to talk to a lender, to become "pre-approved" for your purchase. Pre-approval provides … [Read More...]
Last week's economic news included construction spending and the CoreLogic Home Price Index for January. Reports for February included ADP Employment, Non-Farm Payrolls and national unemployment … [Read More...]
There is a fine line between adding color to your home décor and using too much color, so that you feel like you are living inside a rainbow.
A little bit of color will add a lot of fun and … [Read More...]
Getting a home loan can be a challenging process, and a finicky one. Qualifying can be challenging and once a buyer gets approved, it can be surprisingly easy to derail the process. Here are some … [Read More...]
Here's an bulletin from a lender friend of mine, who has served South Orange County even longer than I have. ( By a year.)
"Myths of VA Financing
With so many Realtors unaccustomed to VA financing … [Read More...]
Southland homebuyers still face a smaller inventory, higher prices, rising interest rates and a lack of bargain-priced foreclosed homes, according to a new report by industry tracker DataQuick.
An … [Read More...]
Last week's economic news was mixed, with new home sales increasing and weekly jobless claims higher than expected.
Case-Shiller and FHFA home price reports reflected slower growth in home prices. … [Read More...]
Last week's economic data supported recent reports indicating that housing markets are slowing, The National Association of Home builders/Wells Fargo Home Builders Index (HBI) dropped by 10 points to … [Read More...]
5 essential rules of buying real estate By Chris Birk, of Credit.com, 2/19/14
Spring signals the start of two hallowed seasons: home buying and baseball.
Like the national pastime, purchasing a … [Read More...]
When you are purchasing a home, your Realtor may strongly recommend that you obtain a mortgage pre-approval before you even start looking for the home of your dreams.
There are some huge benefits … [Read More...]
Last week's economic news was dominated by the first address by the new Fed chairperson, Janet Yellen. Tuesday's news included the Jobs Openings report for December 2013, which matched November's … [Read More...]
In your imagination it seems like a great idea – you purchase an older run-down property and you have the chance to fix it up and turn it into the home of your dreams.
To Renovate, Or Not To … [Read More...]
Oftentimes, when you are searching for a new home, it may seem like obtaining a pre-approval for your mortgage loan is a waste of time and energy. However, there are some significant benefits to a … [Read More...]
Like credit cards or car loans, some mortgages allow borrowers to have co-signers on the loan with them, enhancing their loan application.
However, a co-signer on a mortgage loan doesn't have the … [Read More...]
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