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Can you afford not to have the experience of a REALTOR® by your side?

Can you afford not to have the experience of a REALTOR® by your side?

There is so much information readily available online, and the big question is…Why should we hire a REALTOR® ? A REALTOR® is a Client Advocate. Only members of the National Association  of Realtors can call themselves REALTORS® REALTORS® are Real Estate Specialists. REALTORS® Lower Your Risk. When you have […]

Going solo could be costly when buying a home

Going solo could be costly when buying a home

By, Sandy Flores Broker, If you think hiring an agent when trying out a home sale or purchase is old news. it’s not, 88% of home buyers still purchase homes via real estate agents. True, the existence of home buying and selling websites, 1% commission […]

Considering buying your First Home?

Considering buying your First Home?

By Sandy Flores Broker   In the past three years, prices of homes in Los Angeles have soared by 30 percent. In many areas, you’ll find a seller’s market. Only a three months’ supply of home available with 5,538 properties (single family homes and condos) […]

Tired of building your landlord’s equity instead of your own?

Tired of building your landlord’s equity instead of your own?

By, Sandy Flores Broker Making that leap from renting to owning a home comes with many strings attached both financially and emotionally. And even though home ownership comes with great responsibility, you might be surprised how achievable it can be. You can make the Dream […]

Secured Property Taxes Due on November 1st.

Secured Property Taxes Due on November 1st.

All property owners in California must pay taxes that are based on the value of their homes or commercial property. Property taxes are paid in two installments. The fiscal year’s first property tax bills are mailed out on October 1st; the first installment is due […]

New Conforming Loan Limits for 2019

New Conforming Loan Limits for 2019

By Sandy Flores, FHFA Announces Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for 2019.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Baseline Limit Will Increase to $484,350 The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA  announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in […]

¿Piensas Comprar una Casa sin Agente?  ¿De veras?

¿Piensas Comprar una Casa sin Agente? ¿De veras?

By Sandy Flores Broker, Si realmente piensas así,  es importantísimo que te prepares para todos los problemas que pudieras enfrentar y afrontar durante el proceso sin tener nada de conocimiento. Definitivamente Comprar una casa sin agente no es tu mejor opción. El proceso de comprar […]

Buying a Home Without a Realtor?

Buying a Home Without a Realtor?

By Sandy Flores Broker, If you really are considering buying a home without a Realtor,  you better get ready for the unknown facing such a big enterprise just on your own.  Home buying without an agent is not your best option.  The process of buying […]

Predicting Housing and Economy’s Path in 2019

Predicting Housing and Economy’s Path in 2019

Economic growth is expected to pick up sharply in the second quarter, despite growing trade tensions Fannie Mae July 2018 Economic and housing prospects. This means that real GDP growth for the whole year-round growth period is 2.8%, slightly higher than predicted by Fannie in […]

What You Should Consider When Buying a Condo?

What You Should Consider When Buying a Condo?

By Sandy Flores There are many reasons to consider buying a condo instead of a house.  Many of the reasons for buying a condo instead of a house usually include the price. The condos are cheaper than a house, and therefore this is reflected in the […]

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic ‘Ennis House’ Hits The Market For $23M

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic ‘Ennis House’ Hits The Market For $23M

In the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles come to the market for $ 23 million; after the last sale in 2011 for almost $ 4.5 million. The current owner made a $ 17 million refund after the home deteriorated over the years and suffered […]

Appeals Court Finds FHFA Structure Unconstitutional

Appeals Court Finds FHFA Structure Unconstitutional

The Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeal in Texas recently concluded that the leadership structure of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is unconstitutional. The three-member panel of judges, led by Chief Justice Carl Stewart, heard a case filed by three GSE shareholders, Fanny May […]

Why Las Vegas Luxury Real Estate Is The Next Big Market Boom

Why Las Vegas Luxury Real Estate Is The Next Big Market Boom

Realtor.com welcomes the city as Real Estate Market No. 1; in the country this year, an achievement that the city failed to achieve before. The year 2017 has already shown a strong number that makes this recognition really inevitable. There were 184 existing $ 1 […]

Is A ‘Generational Housing Bubble’ Taking Shape?

Is A ‘Generational Housing Bubble’ Taking Shape?

The baby boom has long been a significant part of the housing market, so how will the market be affected by the aging of this great generation? We are moving towards “generation the residential balloon? ”  Fannie Mae An economic and strategic research group joined […]

Ginnie Mae’s MBS Balance Continues to Climb

Ginnie Mae’s MBS Balance Continues to Climb

Recent Press Release from the Government National Mortgage Association or Ginnie Mae, the total outstanding outstanding balance of the organization related to its mortgaged securities (MBS) reached 1,971 trillion. the dollar in June 2018, an increase of $ 11 billion after reporting in May 2018. […]


Tips when you are ready to sell your home…

Tips when you are ready to sell your home…

You love and cherish your home. You want the next owner to fall in love with it, too..through photos, through words, and through the experience of walking through your front door. But, perhaps most, you want to get the price you want. This isn’t a small task. Selling a home requires work. It requires time. The journey isn’t always easy. There will be frustrations. But when you seal the deal and move on to your next chapter — wow, what a blissful, boss feeling.

Here are some tips:

1. Interview and Select an Agent: This is the most important relationship you’ll form on your home selling journey.
2. Price Your Home: How much is your home worth? This is how your agent will help you pinpoint the price.
3.Prep Your Home for Sale: Today, home buyers have unfettered access to property listings online, so you have to make a great first impression.
4. Market Your Home: Home buyers look at countless listings online. The best-marketed homes have beautiful photos and compelling property descriptions.
5. Showcase Your Home: One of the best ways to get buyers in the door is to have an open house. This is your chance to show off your home’s best assets, and help buyers envision themselves living there.
6. Receive Offers: depending on your market and assuming you’ve collaborated with your agent, you’ve likely positioned yourself to receive attractive bids.
7. Negotiate With the Buyer: To get the best deal for you, you’ll likely have to do some negotiating
8. Negotiate Home Inspection Repairs: most purchase agreements are contingent on a home inspection This gives the buyer the ability to inspect the home from top to bottom and request repairs.
9. Close the Sale: Settlement, or closing, is the last step in the home selling process.