You’ve heard the old adage: when it rains it pours. This never seems to ring more true than when you’re in the midst of the escrow process. While being in escrow is exciting, there is a tremendous amount of moving parts as you collect documents and meet your escrow responsibilities. So, what ... » Learn More about Traveling and Closing Escrow Simultaneously
You'd be a homeowner right now if it weren't for one thing: the down payment. Right? Even for those who have decent credit and make good money, the down payment is often the great homeownership killer. For many others, who do have enough money set aside to make a substantial down payment, the ... » Learn More about Down Payment Dilemma: How Do You Know How Much To Put Down On A Home?
For most of the last decade we've known Los Angeles as a seller's market, but things are changing. Home prices seem to have leveled off and the number of sales is below the historical average. However, the price reductions I'm seeing feel far more related to sellers still hoping to push the market ... » Learn More about The Los Angeles Housing Market Currently
It’s that time of year when people look back on the past year but also like to take a leap forward, trying to take a peek at what 2019 has in store for real estate. If your dreams include buying your own home, it’s wise to keep an eye on the ever-changing tides of the housing market. In a recent ... » Learn More about Mixed bag for buyers and sellers forecast for 2019
According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, FHFA, the conforming loan limits will rise from this year’s total of $453,100 to $484,350 for 2019. Loan limits will also be increasing in what the FHFA calls “high-cost areas,” where 115% of the local median home value exceeds the baseline loan ... » Learn More about Great News! Conforming loan limits will be increasing in 2019!