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So You Want to Rent?

As you know, I am going to try to talk you out of renting if you have the option to buy. I realize that not everyone, but most people, has the option to buy a home. If you need time before you are qualified to buy, you still need a place to live, so you may be forced to rent for awhile. I wanted …

How to House Hunt | PoncePonce.com

How to House Hunt

Talk to your Realtor about looking for houses, they know the best way to get you going. You should first ask them about financing and know your budget. This one is essential. Take the time to get pre-approved for a mortgage before heading out. It doesn’t help you to see homes you cannot afford. Stick to your budget. One thing you can control besides …

Getting Ready for Colder Weather

Getting Ready for Colder Weather

We are spoiled, yes, here in So Cal we don’t have to deal with below freezing temperatures that often. But the human body isn’t made to withstand the cold for very long. Getting too cold can cause health problems for us and our kids. Although it isn’t freezing, having a house below 60 degrees can be dangerous unless everyone is properly insulated. There is …

Is It Worth It?

Now, we are required to have insurance for our home if we secure a loan from a bank, we are required to have auto insurance if we finance a car, but there are several forms of insurance that are not mandatory. Earthquake insurance is one such type of insurance. If you live in South Dakota, it may not ever cross your mind, but when …

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Burglar Shmurglar

It is a beautiful place. We live in southern California and yes, we have some of the best weather in the united states. We aren’t too humid, we get hot but not unbearable for the most part, we don’t get too cold. Everyone knows there are a lot of benefits. What are some of the downfalls though? We are in a draught. We have …

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The Market is Always Good for Somebody

We are seeing a definite shift in the housing market. Some of my educated sources have been telling me that they are going to hold off on buying investment property for a little while. The lack of available housing throughout Southern California is starting to catch up with the Inland Empire. High demand and low inventory are driving up prices in the IE, so …

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Flat Fees Mean Flat Sales

Are Flat Fee Real Estate Companies the way to go? I will tell you no way and here are some reasons why. A flat fee company is only as good as the agent you have working for you. In many cases these agents are capable and diligent but have way to large of a workload. The majority of the work is left up to …

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Real Estate Smoke Signals

If all the dire warnings about your health haven’t motivated you to quit smoking, perhaps a reality check about the likelihood of selling your home while it smells of cigarettes will do the trick. People in the Real Estate industry might want to take a longer, harder look at the buying and selling of smokers’ homes. We all know that the foul smell of …

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Buyers Need Some Serious Advice!

Your mom and dad finally win, you are going to buy your own home. When doing so, having a better understanding of the process and making sure you have a qualified professional agent by your side will help you navigate your first purchase. Here are some steps or tips to help. It is a process but this is simplified. Get pre-approved, which is a …

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Get yours now! There is a still a housing shortage in ...

California’s housing market will continue improvement in 2016, but a shortage of housing and lack of affordability in some areas will continue. The forecast sees an increase in existing home sales of 6.3 percent to reach 433,000 units next year, up from the projected 2015 sales figure of 407,500 homes sold. Sales in 2015 also will be up 6% from the 383,300 existing, single-family …

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Home Selling Tips

Selling a home requires careful thought, and planning. When planing to sell your home in Southern California, here are 10 important things you should consider: 1. The Market Varies In Different Areas Depending on your city, town, neighborhood or even the economy in Souther California, the value of your home is always changing. Do not relay solely on one professional for your home’s value. …