Buying Real Estate

Things to Consider Before Buying a Townhome

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If you’re like many home shoppers, you understand that there are differences between condos and townhomes but you don’t quite understand what those differences are. This is because there are also similarities, most notably that townhomes are frequently governed by a homeowner association and condos almost always are. I don’t know about you, but when […]

Best Home Improvements

Priority Tasks For Your Move In

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Moving into a new home is an exciting time. If you are a first-time homeowner, it is easy to get overwhelmed with new projects and décor ideas as you make your new house feel like a home. But before you get too carried away, here are some basics you should cover first.   Change the […]

Repairs, Improvements

Preparing Your Home For Summer

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Summer is upon us! Here are some maintenance tips on how you can prepare your home for the summer season. Tune up the Air Conditioning Unit Make sure your AC unit is functioning properly before the summer heat hits. Inspecting refrigerant levels can help to prevent unexpected breakdowns and emergencies. Consistent refrigerant levels ensure that […]

Buying Real Estate

Defining Mello-Roos

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If you are interested in buying a home in California, you may have stumbled upon the term “Mello-Roos” during your home search. Mello-Roos is simply a form of financing that can be used by counties, cities, and districts to fund major improvements, projects, and services within a particular area. The term came about after two […]

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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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 […]

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 […]