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July 10, 2017

Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Mom and Dad’s Interest Rate

Interest rates have hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which has given many buyers relief from rising home prices and has helped with affordability. Experts predict that rates will increase by the end of 2017 and will be about three-quarters of a percentage point higher, at 4.5 ...

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June 19, 2017

How does the Home Buying Process work?

Thinking of buying a home?

I often get asked about what exactly happens between finding your dream home and actually getting the keys. What does a Realtor® do? What does it mean to be pre-approved? What is Escrow? What is Title? 

Here is a useful video about the individuals ...

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March 23, 2017

The Past, Present & Future of Home Prices

CoreLogic released their most current Home Price Index. In the report, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last year, over the last month and projected over the next twelve months.
Here are state maps for each category:


The Past - home appreciation over the last 12 ...

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March 16, 2017

Home Values: DEFINITELY NOT in Bubble Range!

There are some industry pundits claiming that residential home values have risen too quickly.

Also that current levels are on the verge of another housing bubble. It is easy to see how this thinking has taken form if we look at a graph of home prices for the last 16 ...

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March 9, 2017

Harvard: 5 Reasons Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially

Personal reasons to own a home differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities.

Eric Belsky is the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University. He authored a paper on home ownership titled - The Dream Lives On: The Future of Homeownership in ...

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March 2, 2017

What's Happening in the Real Estate Market?

This is a pretty common question that a potential home buyer or seller may be asking themselves. Leading economists in real estate converged in New Orleans to present their answer to this question at the 50th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference for the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

Here ...

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Feb. 23, 2017

2 Tips For Getting The Most Money When Selling Your Irvine House

Every Irvine homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home.

But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible.


1. Price it a LITTLE LOW
This may seem ...

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Feb. 16, 2017

Ready to Make an Offer on an Irvine Home? Some Tips.

 

So you've been searching for that perfect Irvine house to call a 'home', and you finally found one!

The price is right, and in such a competitive market you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee your dream of making this ...

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Feb. 9, 2017

Appraisers and Homeowners Don't See Eye-To-Eye on Values

In today's housing market, where supply is very, very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly.

Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5%+ over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal.

If ...

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Feb. 2, 2017

Sell NOW Before Competition Hits the Market

Sell Irvine home

Is now a good time to sell your home?

In their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last year, Pulsenomics asked this question of the 100+ economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists they surveyed:
“In your opinion, what is the primary driver of recent ...

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