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Los Angeles Home Prices Continue to Rise

Los Angeles Home Prices Continue to Rise

Data released by S&P Case-Shiller indices indicate that in the Los Angeles area, prices are still on the rise. Increases for Los Angeles are 2.58% which is somewhat higher than the 20-city or 10-city national composite of 2.45% and 2.48%, respectively. Interestingly enough, there are two opposing pressures on the housing market: The rise in […]

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Mortgage rates ease after run-up

Mortgage rates ease after run-up

According to an article today (7/3/2013) in the Los Angeles Times: Fixed mortgage rates fell early this week following last week’s dramatic surge, with lenders offering 30-year home loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.29%, according to Freddie Mac. The average rate had spiked to 4.46% a week earlier on fears that the […]

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Getting Started with Buying a New Home

Getting Started with Buying a New Home

From your doctor to your lawyer to your mechanic, you expect diagnosis and analysis before any prescriptions are made. I know you wouldn’t walk in to your doctor’s office and demand an operation in the morning. In fact, if your doctor agreed on the spot you would walk out muttering something about “quack” and “malpractice.” […]

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Step two: Getting a Real Estate Education

Step two: Getting a Real Estate Education

It can be overwhelming. Once you have finally decided to buy a home, maybe even gotten pre-approved for a specific price, you now have to decide where to look. Where is the best place to spend your housing dollars? It is step two, on the road. I call this process, getting an education. Let’s assume […]

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Make an Offer to Buy

Make an Offer to Buy

After you have satisfied yourself regarding the values and what your home-buying dollars will buy, you are ready to choose a home and make an offer on it. At this point we will kick into another gear. You will want to commit to a different time plan. Once you are ready to buy, you will […]

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Buyer Financing

Buyer Financing

For most people, getting qualified for a loan is a must. There are as many loan programs as there are people looking to buy a home. Each program has its pros and cons. So depending up on your own special needs, our lender associates can find the one that will suit. How much will the […]

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