Buying a home is likely the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make. From the down payment to moving costs and insurance, the entire process is likely to take a large bite out of your bank account. That’s why it’ll pay to try and cut costs during the process wherever you can, and one expense you could save on is the closing costs. Closing, or settlement, … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Save on Closing Costs
Homeowners insurance is supposed to cover catastrophes such as fires, hurricanes and a tree falling through the roof. But there are some much lesser problems that a typical insurance policy can cover. Here are some of the surprising things covered by many home insurance policies. Check with your insurer first to see if you’re covered for them: Riot: … [Read more...] about Surprising Things Covered by Your Home Insurance
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Interest Rates are near record lows! I just wanted everyone to know that a client of mine just locked in an interest rate of 3.46% with no fee's and no appraisal needed on his 30 yr fixed Refi. Note, he does have a lot of equity and an 800+ Fico. If you want the name an contact info of his lender, call me. Jack (310 346-0391 … [Read more...] about Interest Rates are near record lows!
House flipping is when an investor purchases a property (typically an older home), renovates it and then sells it for a higher price. Renovated homes often offer some great updates and modern features, and most house flippers do high-quality work. If you’re thinking about buying a house that’s recently been flipped, though, keep the following … [Read more...] about Buying a Flipped Home? Here’s What You Need to Know
Buying a house that needs some work and turning it from a fixer-upper into a home can be daunting. A lot of effort is ahead, requiring potential buyers to determine their skills, budget and schedule to get the job done. Here are some ways to determine the true costs of a fixer-upper: Start With a List Either by yourself or with a contractor or … [Read more...] about Costs to Estimate Before Buying a Fixer-Upper
If you’re overwhelmed by the cost of your mortgage or the amount of time you spend cleaning and maintaining your home, or if your kids have moved out and you have more space than you need, you may be thinking about downsizing. While there are many advantages associated with moving to a smaller house, there are some potential disadvantages you need … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Downsizing
If you’re selling your home, that means your pool and its surrounding areas have to look their best. In warm weather, your pool is going to be a key destination for potential buyers as they tour your home. Not only is it a place to cool off, it’s an ideal spot for the family to have fun and host parties. Following a few simple steps can have your pool … [Read more...] about Staging Your Pool for a Faster Sale