Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

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Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! This is great news for anyone who is planning on buying a home this spring! Freddie Mac had this to say, “Mortgage interest rates have been steadily declining since the start of 2019. These lower mortgage interest rates combined with a strong labor market should attract prospective homebuyers this spring and could help the housing sector regain its momentum later in the year.” To put the low … Read More


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Here in Rancho Cucamonga, The rain was our constant friend over the last couple of months. But now, finally, The sun is shining once again, and spring is in the air. For me, that means, decluttering and deep cleaning. I found this great checklist that will make sure everything gets a thorough cleaning. Whether you decide to take this all on at once, do it over a period of a few weeks or space it out room by room, your home will feel fresh and ready for the season! I love this checklist from Taste of Home. Download the PDF … Read More


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Check out this ranch style home just on the market. You won’t want to miss this one. It has it all. Beautiful backyard that is perfect for entertaining. Great patio set up for family gatherings or just relaxing and watching the game. Hot days? Not a problem, take a swim in the pool. Chilly nights? Relax in the jacuzzi. Have an RV? Park it in your own RV parking area. Home includes the family room with a charming wood burning fireplace to make you feel warm on cold nights. In addition, the home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, Formal living … Read More

Tip #3 for Selling Your Home Fast in Any Market

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Staging Your Home to Sell it Fast

When it comes to marketing, staging your home to appeal to the highest amount of potential buyers plays an integral part in how fast it sells, and whether or not you get top dollar. What is Home Staging? So what is “staging” when it comes to selling your home? Simply speaking, it is the process of highlighting your homes positives and downplaying its negatives. If you’ve read our previous tip on decluttering and cleaning your home, then you are well on your way to getting your home staged and ready for sale. A properly staged home is important if you … Read More

Still on the Fence? See What Waiting Can Cost You.

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Mortgage Rates are Rising

If you’ve been considering purchasing a new home or upgrading, you need to read this. If you are planning on purchasing your new home with cash, then there is no need to worry, but if you’re going to be financing part or all of your home, you will want to consider how rising mortgage rates affect your purchasing power. The Fed recently raised the main rate from 2.00% to 2.25%. This is the third time this year that the Fed has raised its benchmark interest rate. What’s more, 12 out of 16 officials are said to favor 4 rate hikes … Read More

Tip #2 for Selling Your Home Fast in Any Market

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Remove Clutter and Clean Up

Remove Clutter and Clean Up When preparing the inside of your home for sale, the first thing you will want to do is remove clutter. What do I mean by clutter? Well… as much as you can without removing those things you use on a daily or weekly basis. That may seem extreme, but the more clutter free your home is, the faster it will sell. For most people, this is going to be a large number of belongings that need to be removed. Let me clarify the word “removed” in this context. I am not referring to stuffing everything … Read More

Tip #1 for Selling Your Home Fast in Any Market

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Sell your home fast with curb appeal

The exterior or “face” of your home is the first thing prospective buyers will see, both online and when they drive by to take a sneak peek!  Your home’s exterior should be warm, inviting, and encourage buyers to see what’s inside.  There are several small and inexpensive things you can do to give your house a quick facelift for potential buyers.  It can make a world of difference without a lot of time and effort. Here are 8 steps to give your home that beautiful curb appeal it deserves: Start with your mailbox, is it in good shape?  You may … Read More

Supply & Demand Will Determine Future Home Values

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Determine Home Values

Will home values continue to appreciate throughout 2018? The answer is simple: YES! – as long as there are more purchasers in the market than there are available homes for them to buy. This is known as the theory of “supply and demand,” which is defined as: “The amount of a commodity, product, or service available and the desire of buyers for it, considered as factors regulating its price.” When demand exceeds supply, prices go up. Every month this year, demand (buyer traffic) has increased as compared to last year and for the first five months of 2018, supply (the … Read More

4 Reasons Spring Is A Great Time To Buy A Home!

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Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.3% over the next year. The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense. 2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year … Read More

Why Now Is The Time To Buy!

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If you have been considering purchasing a home, you may be curious to know if this is the right time in the market to make your move. The market is fast changing, with new laws coming into play, interest rates are constantly rising, and a whole slew of things buyers have to face when it comes time to picking the right house. What does that mean for you? Well, that there isn’t a better time to buy than now. Let’s break down the benefits of purchasing a home now, instead of waiting. 1. INTEREST RATES ARE SOARING If you haven’t … Read More