You want to buy a home. How do you know if you are ready? Ask yourself these questions:
Do I have a steady source of income (usually a job)?
Have I been employed on a regular basis for the last 2-3 years?
Is my current income steady?
How is my bill payment record. That will be determined by your credit report?
How many long-term debts to I have? Car payments, student loan, etc.
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Let's check in on the Santa Monica real estate market and see how each zip code performed compared to 2013.
90401 - this is primarily a business district so you will see little or no activity here, and the median price bears no weight.
90402 - which includes … Continue Reading …
One can get very comfortable in a rental situation, but there is no comparison between owning your own home and renting.
There are a couple of advantages to renting: one is being generally free of most maintenance responsibilities, and the other is not having to worry about making your mortgage payments should your financial situation fluctuate. But by renting you are paying someone else's … Continue Reading …
Curious about how the Beverly Hills real estate market performed in 2014? Let's take a look.
Since the demographics of Beverly Hills vary the stats are broken down by zip code.
Beverly Hills Single Family Homes
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Buyers generally seek the least expensive home in the best neighborhood within their price range. Upgrading your home to stand out on the block is not necessarily going to add value.
For example if neighbors are all 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2,000 square feet additions that make your home into a 4 bedroom 3 bath, 3,000 square foot house is going to price you out of the market.
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As you’ll see in the video, every home and market is a unique situation. Good marketing plans are specific to both. But every plan will include: Preparation Pricing and Marketing Activities.
If work is needed on your home preparation may take some time. Your home needs to look its best. It is a good idea to have your own inspection which will prepare you for what the buyer's inspector will … Continue Reading …