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Don’t Believe All Headlines About Real Estate

May 02, 2011 (0) comment

[youtube=] News headlines don’t tell the real story – you have to read on to get the true story. Trust me, it happens on real estate too many times and today was just another perfect example.

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The Truth About Buying – RIGHT NOW

Jan 14, 2011 (0) comment

If you were to ask anyone that you considered had financial savvy whatsoever if real estate was a good buy, they would have to say “Yes”.  They might qualify that by saying, “…in the long run.” Or “…in the long-term.”  But it would be “YES”!                 That savvy person would also know that the main…

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Jan 05, 2011 (0) comment , , , ,

Homes that are staged sell at a higher price and faster.  Like a car most people want a good looking car, not a car with dents and paint missing or garbage in the back seat!  There are many shows on TV (especially HGTV) on staging to sell.  Here is a partial list of the benefits…

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Jan 03, 2011 (0) comment

 By survey most renters think they cannot afford to buy because the mortgage payment is higher than a rent payment.  But the majority of renters would like to own.  Strange enough the majority of home purchases right now are by First Time Homebuyers.  Due to the crash in prices for properties and the extreme low…

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Wow, we are being hit by all sides these days.  The money market is in disarray, lay-offs are high, California hasn’t passed a budget.  Can it get any worse than this?  Why would anyone buy?  It is being blared across the air waves that it’s as bad as the 1920s.  So, can/should you buy?  Did…

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Oh, there’s no place like home for the Holidays

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‘Cause no matter how far away you roam, If you want to be Happy in a million ways, For the Holidays you can’t beat Home Sweet Home. Ain’t it the truth! As a mortgage and real estate guy, I’m probably a bit more biased towards that viewpoint than most but who will argue the point.…

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Dec 15, 2010 (0) comment , , , , , , , , , , ,

Have you heard the news? Mortgage interest rates are down to 4-1/2%. Mortgage interest rates have been hovering around 6% for months. But the Feds are trying to stimulate home purchasing and have been working to get mortgage rates down. What does that mean to you when purchasing a house? (Oh – by the way,…

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