Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

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Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who will be able to tell you how your decisions will impact your …

5 Compelling Reasons To Buy A Home

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Many people are well aware of the financial benefits of buying a home – wealth-building among them. But often, emotional reasons can also be compelling benefits of homeownership. Here are five to consider: Pride of Ownership You will have a place to call your own as well as provide the basic necessity of shelter.  You will be able to put …

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Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” in 2018

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Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Just like the tension in a compressed spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest, and traditionally they would have been …

The Benefits of Buying a Historic Home

The Ins and Outs of Buying a Historic Home

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There are many advantages to buying a home in a designated historic district, including stability, style, and solid resale values.  Beyond that, there’s a personal investment in a certain aesthetic, becoming a caretaker for a piece of modern history, and enjoying a level of craftsmanship not commonly found in newer developments. There’s also a whole handful of considerations to catch up on before …

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Roadblocks to the American Dream

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What’s Stopping Home Buyers? A Look at the Most Common Challenges Home Buyers Face & How to Overcome Them It’s no secret that we’re in a “Seller’s Market” right now in Southern California, meaning that the inventory of homes for sale doesn’t meet the current demand. As a result, some home buyers are finding this a difficult time to buy …

Homeownership Still Part of American Dream

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Where did the term “American Dream” come from? The American Dream term was first coined by Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence in 1776. Since then, Americans continue to search for their version of an existence defined by life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. However, the history the American Dream ideology actually started when the first settlers arrived in America. …