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? …

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 …

4 Reasons To Buy A Home

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We often talk about the financial reasons to buy a home. But often, the emotional reasons are the more powerful, or compelling reasons. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University performs a study every year surveying participants for the reasons that American’s feel are most important in regards to homeownership. The top 4 reasons to buy a home cited by respondents were not financial. 1. …

What To Do Now If You Want to Sell in 2020

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Selling your house is a monumental event. And often the hardest thing to do is get ready. If you’re considering selling your home sometime in 2020, start early. Now is a great time to begin planning and get a few things in order. Step One: Find out what your home is worth. Once you’ve determined the estimated market value for …

9 Step Guide to FSBO

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Selling your home is a huge decision. After quite a bit of research on local realtors in your area and how long the selling process you may feel that it’s better to sell your home yourself. FSBO, also known as For Sale By Owner, is when you sell your home without the help of a Realtor or licensed professional. By …

Now Entering The Secret Buying Season

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Traditionally, each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many homebuyers put their plans on hold, just as we enter one of the best times of year to buy a home. Typically, the inventory of available homes increases during the fall months and peaks just about the time home buyers are hitting the “pause” button. But for those who continue …

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 …

$1 million homes for sale in Long Beach CA

What Does One Million Dollars Buy You?

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Hint:  It’s not necessarily a mansion. At one time homes for one million dollars and above were automatically considered “luxury real estate.” You might picture a waterfront mansion with a Jaguar out front in the circular drive. Yet home prices have been on the rise across the country and locally, and recently San Jose, Calif. was in the news when the …

2489 Eucalyptus Ave

2489 Eucalyptus Ave. Long Beach, CA

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Just Sold! Spanish Style Home for Sale in Wrigley 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath 1,306 Sq. Ft. Lot Size: 4,825 Sq. Ft. Year Built: 1931 Offered at: $489,000 If you love Spanish style architecture, and crave a home with arches, niches and fabulous detailing, then this is the one you’ve been waiting for. Situated on a corner lot in the tree-lined …

Housing Update

Housing Update

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Housing Update: Demand Up, Supply Down, Prices Increasing In Long Beach, we’ve definitely noticed that demand is up, inventory is down and prices are on the upswing. From a national standpoint, that’s also the housing update. Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest quarterly report. The report covered three important aspects of the housing market: Buyer …