Investment

Considering a 1031 Exchange?

Considering a 1031 Exchange?

By Sandy Flores.  A 1031 Exchange is an option on ANY business or investment listing, or any owner occupied listing that has an investment component (house with a farm, house with an in-law unit in the back). It is always recommend that you talk to your legal and/or […]

How does our air inside the house get polluted?

How does our air inside the house get polluted?

Much can be said about proper ventilation, for if we don’t have enough fresh air entering the home, then pollutants can accumulate to levels which can pose immediate health problems and affect our comfort. We usually think of air pollution as being outdoors, but the […]

Mortgage Rates plummeted today after Fed’s announcement

Mortgage Rates plummeted today after Fed’s announcement

While the average improvement of 0.10% might not look like much at face value, it’s the biggest one-day drop we’ve had in 2015, and in a league with very few other players historically. With today’s improvement, the most prevalently-quoted conventional 30yr fixed loan for top tier borrowers […]

Negative Equity continues being a Serious Concern Despite Year Over Year Decline!

Negative Equity continues being a Serious Concern Despite Year Over Year Decline!

While the percentage of homes in the United States with negative equity has declined substantially since the fourth quarter of 2013, they experienced a slight increase quarter-over-quarter in Q4 2014, according to CoreLogic‘s Q4 2014 Equity Report released last Tuesday. CoreLogic reported that 10.8 percent […]

Keep Your Money Where It Is, if you’re planning on buying a home!

Keep Your Money Where It Is, if you’re planning on buying a home!

It’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a home. You don’t want to take any big chances with your credit profile. Lenders need to see that you’re reliable and they want a complete […]

Are you better off fixing or buying a home?

Are you better off fixing or buying a home?

There is neither a specific answer nor one size fits all!  There are plenty of considerations to review. First of all, your financial ability and market demands are some of the factors to survey before deciding if it’s wiser to find a new dream home […]

Sales of Existing Homes Increase, however not enough

Sales of Existing Homes Increase, however not enough

Sales of previously owned homes rose in September to the highest level in a year, adding to signs that residential real estate will be a plus for the economy. National Association of Realtors reported today in Washington that closings on home sales advanced 2.4 % […]

Boost Your Home’s Selling Price!

Boost Your Home’s Selling Price!

If you’re looking to sell your home for top dollar, in addition to “Location, Location, Location” there are some other suggestions you may benefit from, to get top dollar for your home!     As the saying goes, “You don’t get a second chance to make a […]

HELOCs the next home credit product?

HELOCs the next home credit product?

Highest level of home equity loans since June 2009. A total of 797,865 home equity lines of credit were originated nationwide, up 20.6% from a year ago and the highest level since the 12 months ending June 2009, according to RealtyTrac. The report also shows […]

Mortgage Rates Drop After Fed Minutes

Mortgage Rates Drop After Fed Minutes

Mortgage Rates put on quite the show today after Fed minutes announcement, resulting in the lowest rates we have seen since June 2013. Today’s improvement was all about the Fed. Investors who trade securities that dictate mortgages, were concerned about last month’s Fed Announcement that could it justify a […]



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