An FHA Loan Can Get You a Home

So-So or No Credit? No Cash? An FHA Loan Can Get You a Home If you've never owned a home before, FHA loans offer a great way to break into the housing market. They're federally insured mortgages with easier requirements than conventional home loans. "The secret sauce, the magic ingredient, behind the FHA program is … Continue reading An FHA Loan Can Get You a Home

Bill would offer $5,000 tax credit for some first-time home buyers

Law would focus on less-than-affluent buyers in poorer communities A bill aimed at attacking California’s affordable housing issues would offer a $5,000 tax break to first-time homebuyers who purchase a home in a distressed community. Assembly Bill 1590, introduced in February by Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, focuses on low- and moderate-income households that are … Continue reading Bill would offer $5,000 tax credit for some first-time home buyers

Don’t buy a home until you’ve done these 6 things

VERY, VERY, VERY Important tip, from CNBC! Buying a home may be the biggest purchase of your life, and it's not one you want to rush. Before getting serious about a property, there are certain key things to make sure you've done. Here are six of them, according to real estate experts. 1. Figure out … Continue reading Don’t buy a home until you’ve done these 6 things

Mom, Dad Can you Buy Me a Home?

As housing costs remain high, parents buy homes to give their kids a leg up When Laura Hameister and her family moved to a new home in the San Francisco Bay area more than a decade ago, she and her husband decided to hold onto their old house rather than sell it. Today, Hameister’s younger … Continue reading Mom, Dad Can you Buy Me a Home?

Buyers – What are you paying in maintenance costs?

Apartment Owners: Let’s Do the Math With Maintenance Costs How much does it cost each year to maintain your apartment? For apartment owners, that answer contains two elements: what you pay to buy the place and what you pay each month to carry it. These two factors, in theory, exist on a sliding scale to … Continue reading Buyers – What are you paying in maintenance costs?

Buy, Sell or Refinance in 2019?

What you should know about buying, selling or refinancing a home as the market gets more complicated in 2019 Buy, sell or refi: Your housing playbook for 2019   3:46 PM ET Wed, 19 Dec 2018 | 26:38 It's the most expensive purchase many of us even consider: A place to live. As we head into … Continue reading Buy, Sell or Refinance in 2019?

International buyers are dropping out of the US housing market

~ Interesting read ~ International buyers are dropping out of the US housing market After strong interest for several years, international buyers appear to be souring on the U.S. housing market. The dollar volume of U.S. home sales to international buyers between April 2017 and March 2018 dropped 21 percent compared to the year-ago period, … Continue reading International buyers are dropping out of the US housing market

3 Tips to avoid homebuying regrets

~ Don't dip into your Retirement to buy or sell your house, word of advice ~ Almost 70% of millennials regret buying their homes. Here's why Megan Leonhardt | @Megan_Leonhardt 6 Hours Ago CNBC.com  Mint Images | Getty Images Millennials aren’t exactly jumping for joy after purchasing their homes. About four in 10 millennials are … Continue reading 3 Tips to avoid homebuying regrets

Buying the Perfect Home

How to Ensure You’re Buying the Perfect Home For most people, buying a home is the biggest investment they'll make in their life. Not only is it a huge financial undertaking, but your final choice is a decision you'll be living with for the foreseeable future. The process may sound daunting, but by taking the … Continue reading Buying the Perfect Home

6 Things Nobody Tells You About Buying A Home

~ Don't be afraid to ask me any questions you have even if you have completed a home purchase before!! This is my calling to help make this as easy and painless as possible! ~ 6 Things Nobody Tells You About Buying A Home If only Phil Dunphy were here with me now. ABC/Modern Family … Continue reading 6 Things Nobody Tells You About Buying A Home