10 Important Questions to Ask When Buying a Home

Buying a home is huge investment and an exciting purchase. Many buyers are so swept off their feet once they find the right home, they tend to jump the gun and make the purchase without doing some preliminary research. Before you commit, take the time to ask these...

4 Tips to Spark a Bidding War When Selling Your Home

Every seller wants to get the highest price possible for their house. Even when the market is hot, obtaining offers above the asking price can be a tricky task when selling your home. If you have spent the time to thoroughly research the comps and price your house...

New FHA Loan Limits May Help You Buy a Home

There has been a lot of buzz leading up to the new year about home buying and, now that 2017 is here, our predictions are looking pretty good. Beginning January, the FHA is loosening some of its limits that are currently restricting consumers from entering the market....

5 Habits to Start Now If Buying a Home in 2017

The new year is quickly approaching and, if you’ve read our last few blogs, we know that 2017 is going to be the year for many potential homebuyers. If you’re one of them, you should begin planning for the home buying process now…even if you are...

4 Tips for Saving Energy and Money This Winter

Tis the season for Christmas lights, cozy fires, and, in Southern California, the one time of year that we may need to use our heaters. If all the holiday spending wasn’t enough, our energy bill is yet another addition to the lengthy list of expenses. When the...

Renters May Be Primed to Buy in 2017

There are a multitude of reasons why renters have kept from buying: raises in interest rates, acceleration in home prices, rigid lending standards, and student loan debt…to name a few. However, a recent study shows renters are now in a position to take on more...

The Fed’s Effects on Home Buyers

The Fed just raised interest rates by .25%….so what implications does this have for home buyers? Aside from raising the rates that lenders will be offering, another effect on buyers is a 1% raise in your DTI (debt-to-income) ratio. While this may seem startling...
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