Ready to buy your dream home? First Step – Take our quick financial assessment!

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If you are dreaming about buying a home you can very well turn that dream into reality. The first step in the process of homeownership is doing a quick assessment of your financial situation. Start by asking yourself these questions: Do I pay my bills on time? Is my credit history good? Do I have a steady income? How long …

Local Open House List: Long Beach, Lakewood & Signal Hill

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The inventory of available houses for sale remains tight so seeing homes quickly when they come on the market is critical for would-be buyers. One way to conveniently do so if you’re getting started is by visiting open houses and spring is the perfect time to do just that. We’ve put together a list of all the upcoming open houses in …

Give Your Home A Feng Shui Reboot

Feng Shui Your Home

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When it comes to home design, Feng Shui represents both a hot trend featured in lifestyle publications and social media channels and a deeply philosophical tradition with ancient roots planted in concepts of flow and balance. The meaning of the word “Feng Shui” is entwined with nature– Feng translates to wind and Shui translates to water. In Chinese culture, both these elements …

Don’t Let Contingencies Kill Your Real Estate Transaction

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When you are in escrow on a property, whether as a buyer or a seller, understanding the contingencies written into the real estate contract is very important. Not having a complete understanding can kill the deal or cost you money. Contingencies are conditions of the contract that govern when and under what circumstances a buyer can cancel the contract, as …

What’s New at 2nd & PCH?

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Since the October opening of the new Whole Foods at 2nd & PCH, new businesses have continued to open at the updated center on the site of the old Seaport Marina Hotel. Before the end of 2019, more than 15 retailers had opened their doors. With more than 200,000 square feet of retail space to fill, we can look forward …

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

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Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting.  1. Buying a home is a great investment Several reports indicate that real estate is a good investment, topping other options such as gold, stocks, bonds, and savings. Why? …

2020 Buying Trends

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Another year has come and gone, and with a new year comes new goals. Whether you’ve decided this is the year you’re going to sell your home or if you’re just considering it, you need to know which buyer trends to expect in 2020. We’ve laid out the most important trends for this year and how it could affect your …

Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth

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According to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60. The good news is, our younger generations are strong believers in homeownership. According to a Freddie Mac survey, “The dream of homeownership is alive and well within “Generation Z,” the demographic cohort following Millennials.Our survey…finds that Gen Z views homeownership as an …