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

Feb 11

How has the Real Estate industry Changed in 2014? How is Buying and Selling a Home Different in 2014?

I decided to dedicate this week’s newsletter to the changing Real Estate market and the differences between buying and selling in 2014 and in the years past. All businesses change and evolve, or they die. Just think about the businesses … Continue reading

Feb 06

January 10th 2014… Here We Go Again!

As of January 10th 2014 new lending guidelines have gone into effect causing uncertainty and confusion. In 2009 the government decided to pass legislation called Dodd Frank or WALL STREET REFORM AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT of 2009. The idea was … Continue reading

Jan 28

The State of the Union 2014!!

Tonight President Obama will give his 5th state of the union speech since he took office. The President is likely to present a case that state of the union is better off than when he took office, but there is … Continue reading

Jul 10

Dire Predictions for Housing Recovery

The Rate Effect on Real Estate   Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 10:51 AM ET Mortgage applications fell four percent last week, as rates rose to two-year high. CNBC’s Diana Olick reports on how rising rates are impacting the housing market. … Continue reading