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A Message To Our Clients

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At The Shannon Jones Team, serving our clients and the community is our highest priority.  During this time of global and economic uncertainty and recent orders from the city and state, we want to share how we will be doing that. We are here for our clients: There are a lot of online and social groups offering services and help.  …

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5 “Emergencies” That Are Actually Normal When Selling Your Home

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If there’s a mantra every first-time seller should memorize, it’s this: Expect the unexpected. While your realtor is going to educate you about the process of selling your home and share their thoughts about how the sale could go based on what’s going on in your market right now, no two sales are exactly alike. That’s because there is any …

The Ins and Outs of Reverse Mortgages

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What is a Reverse Mortgage? In simple terms, a reverse mortgage allow homeowners to take part of the equity and convert it into payments to themselves. Instead of a regular mortgage, where you pay the lender every month to buy a home over time, with a reverse mortgage, you get a loan where the lender pays you. This is a …

Long Beach Housing Market Update

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Quick Market Update The numbers are complicated. Our goal is to make it less so. Shannon explains the current trends in Long Beach’s real estate market in 60 seconds. Here are the numbers!     How do these numbers affect you? We can explain, contact us below.

Don’t Let Contingencies Kill Your Real Estate Transaction

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When you are in escrow on a property, whether as a buyer or a seller, understanding the contingencies written into the real estate contract is very important. Not having a complete understanding can kill the deal or cost you money. Contingencies are conditions of the contract that govern when and under what circumstances a buyer can cancel the contract, as …

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 …

The 2020 Real Estate Projections That Might Surprise You

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This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting what will happen in the 2020 U.S. housing market can be challenging. As a result, taking a look at the combined projections from the most trusted entities in …

Pros & Cons of Listing Your Home in the “Winter”

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” to sell? Winter can be a great time to sell your home. Especially since “winter” doesn’t typically get below 60 degrees here. Just like with any season, there are pros and cons to selling your home in the winter. If you’ve been contemplating whether you should sell your home now or wait …