Commercial, Investments & Vacant Land

To Invest or Not to Invest?

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To Invest or Not to Invest

Housing prices in Southern California have been on the rise and are expected to increase by 6.4 percent by the end of this year. Despite talk of an impending real estate bubble burst, the heightened demand for housing and the lack of supply will continue to drive prices up in much of Southern California. The […]

Buying Real Estate

SoCal Living: Condos, Townhomes, and Single-Family Homes

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townhouse

The housing market in California has been increasingly competitive. In 2017, 60.4% of all homes listed for sale received multiple offers and 32.9% of all sales sold above the asking price. Astonishingly enough, homes were listed on the market for an average of merely 13 days. With Southern California apartment rents expected to rise over […]

Buying Real Estate

The “Life of an Escrow” Explained

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In Escrow

Purchasing a home isn’t as simple as it sounds. There is a good sum of money involved, many steps to manage, and a lot at stake. The seller and buyer don’t exchange money and documents directly with one another; they open an escrow account instead. An escrow is an arrangement in which a neutral third […]

FHA Programs

FHA Programs for First-Time Homebuyers

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The Federal Housing Administration, also known as the “FHA”, was established in 1934 to assist first-time homebuyers achieve homeownership. The FHA provides mortgage insurance on home loans made by approved lenders throughout the United States and other territories. It has insured over 47.5 million properties since its establishment, making it the largest insurer of mortgages […]