Pointers for First Time Home Buyers



Choosing to work with a local lender may improve your chances of getting your offer accepted. Local lenders tend to be more client focused, and can help fight on your behalf for your offer to be accepted.

State of The Market: Real Estate Trends in California



California has been put through the ringer this year with rising interest rates, natural disasters, and now the Carr fire. All of these events factor into the economy and real estate market.

Senators call for more all-cash deals to be investigated to combat money laundering



U.S. government authorities have been investigating for several years now whether or not some foreign buyers are using shell companies to purchase luxury real estate in the country for money laundering purposes. Now, lawmakers are calling on the government to do more to determine how prevalent such crimes are, and how to put a stop […]

Mortgage fraud is on the rise



A growing number of borrowers are becoming so desperate to qualify for a mortgage that they end up lying about how much they earn on their applications.

5 Insider Secrets to Home Sales



It’s pretty easy to come up with the Top 10 Tips for buying or selling a house. You should know those because other buyers and sellers just like you will be using them. However, the Top 10 don’t give you an advantage

Markets brace themselves for a new wave of listings



The number of listings available in real estate markets across the country is beginning to flatten, and experts say it could be a signal for a “crucial inflection point for the inventory crisis”. According to research published last week by realtor.com, housing inventory across the U.S. has decreased by 0.2 percent in the last year. However, […]

Denver pilots new granny flat program aimed at solving city housing shortages



Authorities in Denver are initiating a new program in the city that aims to solve housing shortage problems while providing a new income stream for low-earning homeowners.

Buying a foreclosure as your first home?



Let me start by saying that considering any money saving options when purchasing a home is smart.  I would always advise that first time buyers do plenty of research before settling on buying a foreclosure. Buying a foreclosed home may seem like a great deal at first glance. After all, how could an incredibly low […]

Women, millennials’ home ownership dreams held back by student debt



A rising number of consumers say that student loan debt is delaying their ability to buy a home, with women and millennials among the most affected, according to the sixth annual NeighborWorks America at Home report. The survey, which quizzed around 1,000 U.S. adults, found that rising costs have pushed the overall student loan debt […]

LA renters protest against rising rents



Rising rental costs have prompted some tenants to Los Angeles to take part in rent strikes, something they view as a last resort in an effort not to be priced out of their homes. Rent strikes see tenants withhold their rental checks in an attempt to put pressure of their landlords to renegotiate their rent, […]

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