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Feeling “Stuck in Place?” There’s Options!

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You Aren’t Alone … And There’s Hope! Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you may have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place.According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the average amount of time …

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Why Now Is A Good Time To Move Up To A Luxury Home

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If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study recently found that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control. The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury market far exceeds those searching to purchase these properties in many …

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Should You Make A Move Before or After Your Retire?

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For many people, retirement represents carefree living, financial freedom, and a slower, more relaxed day-to-day pace. For all of these dreams to become a reality, some well thought-out planning is required before you retire.  This is especially true if you’re thinking about making a move around the time you transition out of the work force. If you’re still working, but …

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5 Ways to Reduce Home Buying Stress

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Buying a home can cause more than a little stress. It’s a huge investment for most people. There’re lots of legally binding documents to dive into. Your finances are being scrutinized and squeezed. And when everything’s said and done, there’s no guarantee that your offer will be the one that’s accepted. Some of these things are simply out of your …

How Much Money You Really Need To Buy A Home

How Much Money You Really Need To Buy A Home

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In a housing market where prices seem to be constantly on the rise, combined with Southern California’s well-known top-dollar real estate price tags, local buyers can find themselves wondering exactly how much money they need on hand to invest in the home of their dreams. When you combine the considerations of a down payment, the spectrum of closing costs, and …

4 Reasons To Buy A House This Fall

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

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While there are always variables in the current housing market, the forecasts surrounding it, and the personal financial considerations guiding your decision to buy a home, this fall may be a great time to move forward with your dream to buy. Let’s look at four great reasons to consider buying a home now rather than waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise …

Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell?

Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell?

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The good news: your kids have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom Craftsman. If it no longer meets your current needs, you have two choices: Remodel your house to fit your current lifestyle and needs Sell your house and purchase the perfect home for your current needs Based on the record amount of …

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Join Us For A Free Homebuyers Seminar

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Thinking about making a move or buying for the first time? Curious about the loan process and what down payment assistance programs you may qualify for? Looking for a team of experienced professionals to help guide you through the steps of finding, financing, and buying the home of your dreams? Don’t miss out on this insightful seminar that can help …

Now's the Time to Keep Up with the Joneses

Now’s the Time to Keep Up with the Joneses

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No matter how much you love your house, there’re always moments of uncertainty about whether you and your property are still on the same page when it comes to wants, needs, and dreams. Does your current house fit your current (or aspired to) lifestyle? Is there enough room for your current family or any additional members you might be planning? Does …

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5 Mortgage Mistakes (And How Much Each Could Cost You)

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Can’t wait to cozy up in that cute Colonial, but anxious about  getting a mortgage? We get it. Buying a home is a big deal. But with a little know-how, it’s easier than expected to make smart mortgage moves and save big bucks over the course of your loan. By avoiding these mistakes, you can put your home-buying butterflies to …