6 Big Ways to Completely Botch Buying a Home

6 Big Ways to Completely Botch Buying a Home By Daniel Bortz | Oct 11, 2017 mevans/iStock; realtor.com We all make careless mistakes. We accidentally undertip the waiter. We lock our keys in the car. We wear white after Labor Day. We press "send all." It happens to the best of us. But some little mistakes can … Continue reading 6 Big Ways to Completely Botch Buying a Home

Closing on a home soon? Hopefully it’s not in this city

~ Not Happy Riverside made this list :/ ~ Closing on a home soon? Hopefully it's not in this city We set out to find what you’ll be charged in the 30 biggest cities to close on a home. The city with the highest closing costs has taxes to thank. It costs 255 percent more … Continue reading Closing on a home soon? Hopefully it’s not in this city

Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties

~ some good info for you in case you need it ~ Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and, if you’re compliant with the law, a smoke detector, too! Read on to ensure you and your clients comply with new and existing rules controlling smoke alarms in … Continue reading Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties

The Best Cities For Sports Fans

~ I completely concur (I might be biased as I live in the suburbs of LA and Anaheim) #weareLA ~ The Best Cities For Sports Fans It is not always easy being a fan. As each season gets under way, every fan of every team has at least an iota of optimism. Maybe this year. … Continue reading The Best Cities For Sports Fans

Millennials’ New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent’s Home Equity

~ not sure if you can do this? but if you are able to, I would give it a go ~ Millennials' New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent's Home Equity Call it the mortgage merry-go-round: Parents refinance their home to fund the full cost of their son or daughter’s desired home. This allows the … Continue reading Millennials’ New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent’s Home Equity

What’s behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers?

~ could be good news, hopefully we can get more houses to help get these buyers a home to buy ~ What's behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers? All year, the overwhelming sentiment in the housing market has been frustration. Too few homes for sale drove prices sky high and led to fierce competition among … Continue reading What’s behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers?

Trivia Time!

There’s Only One Letter That’s Not in Any U.S. State Name. Can You Guess It? Quick—run through the list of U.S. states in your mind. Now take a guess: what’s the one letter of the alphabet that doesn’t show up in any of their names? . . . . . . .   Got your guess? … Continue reading Trivia Time!

A new way to buy a home

~ I love this idea. I know when I bought my first home with FHA my husband and I in our early 20s didn't have enough cash saved yet for a down payment, so my father-in law gifted us the money (only $2800 at the time), but not everyone has someone who can do the … Continue reading A new way to buy a home

The 10 hottest US neighborhoods right now

~ I myself prefer Northpark to Point Loma. Any you agree/disagree with? ~ The 10 hottest US neighborhoods right now Nestled inside every famous city are little-known neighborhoods with a charm all their own. They may often be outshone by their metropolitan siblings, but don't underestimate the food, culture, and atmosphere they have to offer. … Continue reading The 10 hottest US neighborhoods right now

Rising heat in home prices makes buyers rush to riskier mortgages

~ alternative financing is not always a bad thing, just make sure you are well educated in what it means for your future. Any questions? I'm here ~ Rising heat in home prices makes buyers rush to riskier mortgages  © Provided by CNBCAn aerial view of a retirement community in Central FloridaHome prices are heating … Continue reading Rising heat in home prices makes buyers rush to riskier mortgages