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 …

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Steps of Buying a Home: Step 5 is Putting in a Winning Offer

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Putting in an offer on a house is one of the most important steps in the home buying process. At this stage, you should have been pre-approved for a loan, researched neighborhoods, created your wishlist, chosen your Realtor, and compared different houses on the market. You’ve found the perfect home and are ready to purchase. In order to beat out any …

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90804 Market Update: June 2016

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June 2016 Real Estate Market Update for the 90804 Area of Long Beach Including the neighborhoods of Rose Park and Traffic Circle Area The median home price in 90804 was 22.5% higher in May 2016 than a year ago, but below the peaks that were experienced earlier this year. Home prices have fluctuated in the area, but the general trend …

6426 E. Los Arcos St. Long Beach, CA

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Lovely Home with a Beautiful Yard – 6426 E. Los Arcos St. Long Beach, CA Accepting Backup Offers Only Nestled on a tree-lined street in the popular Plaza neighborhood, this home’s appeal begins with the classic front porch and just keeps getting better. Step inside to find a spacious living room with hardwood floors, fresh paint, recessed lights and French doors. The …

How to Buy a Home in a Seller’s Market

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Currently we’re in a seller’s real estate market in Long Beach and surrounding communities, meaning sellers have the upper hand and there is a low inventory of homes for buyers to choose from. Yet the currently low interest rates are appealing for buyers, many of whom want to purchase a home before prices climb much higher. As a result, buyers …

A Buyer’s Guide to Probate Properties

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Buying a home can be a confusing process, but buying a probate property has its own special set of rules and even its own special purchase contract. Here’s a quick synopsis of the process and what you can expect. The process of selling real estate through probate or trust is a court-regulated series of steps that must be carefully monitored …

Thinking of buying a fixer? Consider a 203(k) loan!

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If you’ve ever dreamed of buying a fixer and making it your own but lacked the money to do the actual fixing, you may wish to consider buying with a 203(k) rehabilitation loan. We come across homes for sale in Long Beach, Lakewood, and Signal Hill all the time that need lots of work — short sales, foreclosures, probates and …