Author: Sandy Flores

4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC]

4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market. […]

No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping

No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping

Real estate is shifting to a more normal market; the days of national home appreciation topping 6% annually are over and inventories are increasing which is causing bidding wars to almost disappear. Some see these as signs that the market will soon come tumbling down […]

Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019

Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019

Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and you wouldn’t be alone! According to the 2018 […]

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 […]