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Regardless of who you voted for, when there is an administration change there are always changes in policies and philosipiess.  There certain laws expiring this year that may make a big difference in your ability and/or desire to sell your home, do a loan modfication if needed. Here are a couple ...
It has been crazy so far in 2016!  We started this year off with news FEDERAL RESERVE RAISES INTEREST RATES!  This move was expected for awhile and the consensus was the interest rates to the consumer for housing loans would begin to rise.  Fewer people would be able to afford homes.  This probab...
It is easy to get caught up in your job, your business and you don't live you just exsist.  What about when you are in a rut, the sales are off, the market is tough, the day gets long, you feel bad.  What do you focus on? I focus on my Dash.  What is the dash?  The dash is that little thing betwe...
I often speak on how real estate data is often looked at 90 days or so in the arrears.  Reason is most of off of "closed" data.  There is nothing wrong that, but if you are in the middle of the market as a "foot soldier" you see things change or shifting before data comes out.  In areas I service...
Today is the day many have predicted and most of this year I have tried to inform consumers of.  The Federal reserve raised interest rates.  What does that REALLY MEAN AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU THE CONSUMER?Lets really take a look at what it means when the feds raise the rates.  This NORMALLY do...
I get clients, potential customers and hit up all the time with questions on what actually is escrow and what is its function in a real estate transaction.  Lets see if we quickly give you a better understanding.WHAT IS ESCROW?Here in California (and it is different state to state)when property i...
You'd be surprised at some of the things you might overlook that can increase your home's value, but beware of putting your money into things that don't.We often talk about a home as not just a place to live in, but also as an investment. As time goes on, there are certain maintenance, repairs, a...
Approximately 12 years ago my family made a decision to move from the San Fernando valley out to Santa Clarita. While exploring where to live we stumbled on the town of Castaic and to this day we have enjoyed it.  Here are a few reasons we moved to and love Castaic:MORE HOME FOR THE MONEY:We were...
PRICES DROPINGWell first all DO NOT PANIC! In areas I work yes I am seeing pricing FLATTEN or coming down some, BUT what do you expect?  We have been on 36 month run upward in areas I service!  I think we are do a break, but the prices I am seeing come down are ACTIVE for sale prices.  I am not s...
So let's see the real estate market is trucking along.  Homes are going up for sale, buyers with great interest rates are purchasing homes, new construction is HOT HOT HOT.  Any of this sound or feel familiar?  It should because in the times I have been selling real estate which is 27+ years I ha...

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