Feb 11

When is a bad economy good for Real Estate?

The Stock market has gone down almost 2,000 points since the beginning of the year! Job growth has slowed! http://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/05/us-created-151000-jobs-in-jan-vs-190000-est-unemployment-rate-at-49.html Almost all economic indicators are either down or flat. There is a lot to be concerned about with this uncertain … Continue reading

Jul 15

It’s all Greek to me!

How does the Greek financial crisis affect my home loan in Los Angeles? The world markets are tricky and volatile. What happens in Greece has a direct impact on the U.S. housing market. If you had been following interest rates … Continue reading

Jun 04

How to Choose the Best Lender

Does it really matter what bank you select to buy a home?     The answer is absolutely!!! Choosing the best lender is critical to a smooth and easy home-buying experience. There are a lot of different issues that should … Continue reading

May 12

IS THE LA HOUSING MARKET PRIMED AND READY TO TAKE OFF?

In my humble opinion the answer is a definite, yes. Here are some points to consider. The housing market in Los Angeles has not fully recovered from the 2008 crises. Home values generally rise approximately 15-25% from peak to peak … Continue reading

May 15

What is the Best Way to Find a Home in 2014? Part III- Lending

How do I find the best mortgage lender? How do I get the best rate? How do I find the lowest fees? Finding the best lender in 2014 is not important it’s critical! You would be strongly advised to choose … Continue reading

Apr 30

What is the Best Way to Find a Home in 2014? Part II

How do I determine how much to spend on a home? How much money do you qualify for? This is usually the wrong question to ask when trying to figure out how much home you can comfortably afford. It is, … Continue reading

Apr 25

Is the Housing Market Showing Signs of Weakness?

In a word YES! CNBC HEAD LINE:  Existing home sales have been trending lower since last August, briefly shooting up in December. Compared to March last year sales were down 7.5 percent. Read the full article . Mortgage applications and new home … Continue reading