Ensuring a Smooth Buying and Selling Process – No Lawsuits!

When selling a home disclose, disclose, disclose. The most lawsuits arising after close of escrow would seem to be directed at agents who do not disclose known issues affecting the condition of the property in question. Water intrusion leading to mold are high on the list, followed by sewage systems, whether septic tanks or city …

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Walk Areas Command High Prices

Especially applicable to Los Angeles, a recent study conducted by “CEOs for Cities”, found that neighborhoods with the most walkable areas, with shopping, restaurants, entertainment, command higher prices. This can be broken down to a range of between $4,000 to $34,000 over houses with just an average attraction level and the scale was measured from …

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Smaller Down-payments May Result in Better Interest Rates – But

Strange as it may seem, the less you put down on a house, the lower your interest rates will be.  However, this may not always be of benefit to the borrower. For example, in late August a borrower putting $80,000 on a $400,000 purchase, with a good credit score, around 720, would have qualified for …

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FHA Loans

In 1934 the Federal Housing Administration started its quest to help Americans become homeowners by offering them mortgage insurance on loans through FHA approved lenders. They wish to keep the dream alive that millions of Americans can secure a home of their own with affordable rates. So you have a mortgage and you are interested …

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