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Buying a “New Build” Home

Buying a “New Build” Home

People are camping out to buy a new house nowadays? Today, I want to talk about new home sales and how you can use this strategy to find a house in our crazy real estate market. Yes, new homes have competition like…

Closing Escrow: What to Expect

Closing Escrow: What to Expect

You’re ready to buy a home: nearing the finish line to sign the paperwork and get the keys. As you approach closing, it’s important that you understand the anticipated timeline because there are multiple factors that can affect the finalization of this…

Low Inventory, and It’s Not Changing Soon

Low Inventory, and It’s Not Changing Soon

I’ve been getting a lot of messages about the market and what is going on. Our current circumstance is completely unprecedented and it makes no sense – it’s almost an irrational market. With that said, I wanted to create a series of…

Interest Rates are Rising – Should Buyers Be Worried?

Interest Rates are Rising – Should Buyers Be Worried?

We’ve had rock-bottom interest rates for so long, now home buyers are wondering if they should be worried about the slow increase in mortgage rates. The market is holding strong due to low inventory and high demand – will the interest rates…

How Amortization Plays a Role in Paying Off a Home

How Amortization Plays a Role in Paying Off a Home

The dream of homeownership is to eventually live in a home mortgage-free, allowing you a comfortable retirement with low cost of living. Each time you send your mortgage payment, part of the payment goes toward the loan principal and part of it…

Inventory: How it Affects the Real Estate Industry

Inventory: How it Affects the Real Estate Industry

  As inventory ebbs and flows over the years, it has an undeniable impact on the real estate market. It’s a basic principle of supply and demand: when there aren’t many homes available, then buyers are willing to pay more to get…

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What are Mello Roos and Special Assessments?
What are Mello Roos and Special Assessments?

I often hear buyers say: I don’t want to pay any Mello Roos. Immediately, I wonder if they know what Mello Roos are. It’s important that you know how these details will affect the home buying process, especially because Mello Roos are…

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Closing Escrow – How Much Time Does It Take?
Closing Escrow – How Much Time Does It Take?

When you are preparing to buy a home, it’s important that you know the anticipated timeline for closing. The finalization of this sale can depend on many factors. While common pitfalls can delay this closing, a good financing team and real estate…

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Paying Off Your Home – The Importance of Amortization
Paying Off Your Home – The Importance of Amortization

Every time you make a mortgage payment, a portion is paid to the principal of the loan and the rest goes toward interest costs. Amortization can be used in your favor to help you pay down this loan, eventually leading you to…

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Appraisals: What to Do in a Hot Market
Appraisals: What to Do in a Hot Market

One of the byproducts of a hot market is that appraisal prices tend to come in low. When an appraiser finalizes the numbers for a home, they find it challenging to justify the higher prices. Home Prices in a Strong Market It’s…

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June Update in the Real Estate Market
June Update in the Real Estate Market

As you can see in the video, I’m still shooting these updates by myself. Even though I don’t have a pro camera team, I want to share some communication with you to let you know that things are still moving in the…

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