Veteran agents know that buyers can make a “no” decision on a house before they even step in the door. It has nothing to do with the numbers. It’s the curb appeal that sets the tone, before they even … [Read More...]
Despite many promising factors leading into 2015, home sales in January fell sharply from December, a modest dip from a year earlier and the 14th month in the last 16 to post year-over-year declines. … [Read More...]
The housing bubble brought bidding wars — wars over $500,000 properties that ultimately sold for $600,000, wars over under-listed condos that drew dozens of would-be buyers, wars over starter homes … [Read More...]
Earlier this year, we saw the return of the 3% down payment – a major step towards the easing of lending standards nationwide after years of progressively tighter rules. While many of these guidelines … [Read More...]
Understanding the current market.
Much like the beginning of 2014, this year has started with a lot of uncertainty in the housing market. January sales dropped to the lowest annualized level since … [Read More...]
It doesn’t matter how the decision comes about to sell your home; when you’re ready, you’re ready.
Knowing when to move on from a relationship is an essential life skill. I’m not talking about … [Read More...]
In recent weeks, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac agreed to return of mortgages with as little as a 3% down payment – but for those struggling with affordability, the good news doesn’t end here. Just … [Read More...]
In a move designed to bring more first-time homebuyers into the housing market, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the government insurer of home loans, … [Read More...]
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Monday announced details of a controversial plan to allow some first-time homeowners to obtain a mortgage while … [Read More...]
Agreement With Fannie, Freddie Potentially Paves Way for More Applicants to Qualify for Loans
Lenders also are expected to widen the scope of the types of borrowers they will accept by reducing … [Read More...]
Orange County home prices showed uncharacteristic strength for an October, with double-digit gains for the first time in four months, new housing figures released Wednesday show.
The median price … [Read More...]
Halloween parties, Fall Festivals and seasonal parades!
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The pace at which U.S. home prices are rising has slowed down, but a new report Tuesday shows that home prices have retraced much of the ground they lost after the 2008 crash.
Prices rose 0.1% in … [Read More...]
Mortgage rates haven't moved much this year, and the good news is they've been stuck at historically low levels. But the bad news is that may be about to change.
Both home prices and mortgage rates … [Read More...]
It's that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now … [Read More...]
10 Sizzling Summer Home Selling Tips
Home selling in the summer is often a bit more tricky than home selling during other times of the year. For example, spring time selling is the most … [Read More...]
Good news for buyers in the upper end of the buying spectrum. Properties are staying on the market longer and inventory is UP. Meanwhile, lower end buyers are having a tough go of it with … [Read More...]
Home prices continue upward. Equity home sales near 90 % all home sales.
LOS ANGELES (June 23) – Higher home values continued to fuel more equity home sales, which have made up more than 80 … [Read More...]
Mortgage rates have fallen close to their lowest levels in nearly a year, but housing demand hasn’t budged much yet.
Freddie Mac FMCC -1.36% reported Thursday that the average 30-year, fixed-rate … [Read More...]
From Yahoo Homes.
Home prices are moving so far, so fast, that at least 1,000 local housing markets have hit all-time price highs, according to Zillow. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that … [Read More...]
As higher home prices buoy underwater homes, equity home sales rise to highest level in more than six years.
LOS ANGELES (May 22) – Recent home price gains have lifted more underwater homes into … [Read More...]
The advantage is on the buyer side....
There has never been a better time to buy a home this year.
And yet despite three major advantages for homebuyers, sales so far have been slow.
Buying is … [Read More...]