Know the 5 Parts of a Credit Score

From WallStCheatSheet.com 7/23/14 Everyone Should Know the 5 Parts of a Credit Score; Do You? Credit, credit, credit — we hear all the time how we need to have a good credit score. As the prime indicator of our financial trustworthiness, a clean credit report and high credit score tell lenders we are financially sound. … Continue reading Know the 5 Parts of a Credit Score

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Improving Default Rates

From NYTimes.com 7/24/14 Improving Default Rates on F.H.A. Loans Default rates for loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration have consistently been higher than those on loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. New research from the Urban Institute suggests that a key difference in how the programs measure a borrower’s ability to pay … Continue reading Improving Default Rates

Urban Lofts Coming to Downtown Riverside

From City of Riverside Office of Economic Development 7/28/14 On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 the City Council approved a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Ratkovich Properties, LLC for the sale and development of the Imperial Hardware Building and adjacent parking lot into a mixed-use apartment building with leasable retail space on the ground floor. To … Continue reading Urban Lofts Coming to Downtown Riverside

14 Key Decorating Strategies

From Sunset Magazine http://www.sunset.com/home/decorating/home-decorating-ideas/view-all Take a look at some of these great ideas. Let me know which ones you use.

Which Way to Cut Housing Costs when Facing Hardship

From Housingwire 7/23/14 Is this the way to cut housing costs when facing hardship? The household is the biggest household expense What’s the No. 1 way people would reduce their housing costs if they were hit with an unexpected financial burden? Downsizing, pure and simple. That’s among the findings by Trulia’s (TRLA) chief economist, Jed Kolko. … Continue reading Which Way to Cut Housing Costs when Facing Hardship

Multi-Generational Homes on the Rise

“After three decades of steady but measured growth, the arrangement of having multiple generations together under one roof spiked during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and has kept on growing in the post-recession period, albeit at a slower pace,” according to Pew’s analysis.

The best ways to buy a home with a low down payment

From Yahoo Homes 7/18/14 Even with a low down payment or flawed credit, you might still be able to buy a home. Find out how.   Are you an aspiring homeowner with bad credit or little savings? Well, that doesn't have to stop you from buying … Let's say you've found the perfect house with a … Continue reading The best ways to buy a home with a low down payment

Top 4 Market Myths for 2014 Buyers and Sellers

2014 Mythbusters: Top 4 Market Myths for 2014 Buyers and Sellers From Trulia.com 7/18/14 Real estate’s been one of the hottest topics in the news for the last seven years. CNN, The New York Times, and most other major news outlets have gone from covering housing-related stories to creating dedicated channels where consumer can scan … Continue reading Top 4 Market Myths for 2014 Buyers and Sellers

5 reasons to buy a house in the next 5 months

From Main Street 7/18/14 Numerous factors make homebuying advantageous for the rest of this year. A combination of market factors may make you think you're getting priced out of the home market. But one observer believes first-time homebuyers might want to consider making a move. "I know it's hard to face rising interest rates and … Continue reading 5 reasons to buy a house in the next 5 months

5 Factors That Influence Your Home’s Resale Value

From USNews 7/15/14 While home sellers hope to get top dollar for their property – and some have an inflated idea of what to expect – establishing a home's value can be a complex, multifaceted process. Do home renovations really pay off? And which is more valuable: a three-bedroom or a four-bedroom with the same … Continue reading 5 Factors That Influence Your Home’s Resale Value