Buy or Sell First?

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Should you Buy or Sell your Home First? Once you’ve decided you’re ready to move, it’s time to decide whether or not you are going to buy your new home or sell your old home first. It’s a tough decision so it’s important to weigh all the relating factors with a knowledgeable real estate agent prior to deciding. The key to …

Understanding HERO Financing

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You almost certainly have had home improvement companies call or knock on your door,  promoting energy-efficient products and or improvements, some of them suggesting you use the HERO program to pay for those improvements. Certainly adding solar panels and saving money on energy bills sounds like a great idea! Yet there are many ways to pay for solar — from …

What Are Buyer Assistance Programs?

What Down Payment Assistance Programs Are Available?

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Buying a home is an exciting event but saving up for the down payment can be daunting for many buyers. Fortunately, there are down payment assistance programs that can help California home buyers minimize their upfront costs. “In this age of massive student loan debt and the rising cost of SoCal living, it can often feel like homeownership will always be just …

2 Myths Holding Back Homeowners

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

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When it comes to life events, buying a home is kind of a big deal. While it’s usually a time filled with excitement, factors like dialing in your credit score, mortgage calculations, and down payment amount can overshadow the thrill of finding and qualifying for your dream home.  In some cases these hypotheticals can be downright paralyzing to the home …

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Is Qualifying for a Mortgage Getting Easier?

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There has been a lot of talk about how difficult it is to get a home mortgage in today’s lending environment. However, three recent reports have revealed that lending standards are beginning to ease. This is great news for both first time buyers and current homeowners looking to move or buy a second vacation/retirement home. Let’s look at the three …