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

9 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal for Less

Than $50 These products will instantly improve your home's curb appeal without breaking the bank. The old adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” doesn’t apply to real estate. In fact, any good real estate agent will tell you that the exterior of your home greatly impacts its resale value. Of course, a cleaned-up … Continue reading 9 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal for Less

Can Inland Empire Households Survive Rising Rates?

Local Borrowing Trends Released – Can Inland Empire Households Survive Rising Interest Rates? Inland Empire, CA –  Can Inland Empire consumers absorb higher lending costs for purchasing homes, making repairs, remodeling, buying automobiles, attending school, surviving life events, and other borrowing decisions if interest rates continue rising as expected? “It depends,” said Dwight Johnston, chief economist for the … Continue reading Can Inland Empire Households Survive Rising Rates?

Best Places to Live

~ Take a look at this graph from Inland Empire Magazine's August 2017 issue ~

The Psychology Behind Why People Buy, And Where

~ I think this is pretty interesting ~ The Psychology Behind Why People Buy, And Where Homebuyers within the last two years are buying homes in certain areas for a variety of reasons, according to a recent poll conducted by Redfin. The survey—which began back in May 2017 and has since asked approximately 3,350 U.S. … Continue reading The Psychology Behind Why People Buy, And Where

McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble

McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble Back in the mid-2000s, McMansions, or homes that were larger than 3,000 square feet, helped fuel the housing bubble as people started building bigger and better homes. Coupled with subprime mortgages, banks couldn’t keep up when people stopped paying their mortgages, and the market collapsed. Now, … Continue reading McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble

Are Inland residents locked out of the housing market?

  Are Inland residents locked out of the housing market? The housing crisis in California is ground-level concern Update: An earlier version of this story gave the incorrect figures for the cost of fees to developers to build a home in San Bernardino County. The range is $35,000 to $50,000. Also, percentage of crowded homes … Continue reading Are Inland residents locked out of the housing market?

3 Types of Insurance You Need to Buy a Home (and 4 You Don’t)

3 Types of Insurance You Need to Buy a Home (and 4 You Don't) By Craig Donofrio | Nov 21, 2016 erhui1979/iStock When you buy a home, you will be showered with offers to buy insurance—and not just one type, but many types. Such awesome deals! So which ones do you really need? There are a … Continue reading 3 Types of Insurance You Need to Buy a Home (and 4 You Don’t)

How Much Is Your Home Really Worth?

How Much Is Your Home Really Worth? By John F. Wasik October 31, 2016 1:00 AM For many Americans, your home's value is not just a financial matter; it's often a matter of self-esteem, too. Many of us--even if we're not planning to sell anytime soon--hop online, enter our address, and hold our breath to … Continue reading How Much Is Your Home Really Worth?

Barton Road Interchange, Grand Terrace

Interstate 215: Barton Road Interchange, Grand Terrace he Interstate 215 (I-215) Barton Road Interchange project will improve traffic congestion and lengthen the existing bridge to enhance local circulation and access to and from Interstate 215. Located within the City of Grand Terrace, this project also includes improvements to city sidewalks, adding bike lanes on Barton … Continue reading Barton Road Interchange, Grand Terrace