Monthly Archives: February 2017

So Cal Sales Rise in January Amid Post-Election Rush

Southern California home prices, sales rise in January amid post-election rush By Andrew Khouri February 27, 2017 Southern California home prices and sales jumped in January from a year earlier, a sign buyers rushed to purchase a home as mortgage … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Weaken in January

Pending Home Sales Weaken in January WASHINGTON (February 27, 2017) – Insufficient supply levels led to a lull in contract activity in the Midwest and West, which dragged down pending home sales in January to their lowest level in a … Continue reading

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Using Your IRA to Invest In Real Estate

Investing in Real Estate With Your IRA: A Primer By Robyn A. Friedman Feb 21, 2017 Real estate can fund your retirement-but brace yourself for lots of risk and rules.

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Zillow Zestimates? Look elsewhere for value!

CAN YOU TRUST ZILLOW’S HOME PRICE ZESTIMATE? IN A WORD: NO. By Jaymi Naciri February 15 I got an email from Zillow last week. Seems my house has gone up in value another $2,000+ dollars in the past 30 days. … Continue reading

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IRS gets more of your mortgage info

Lenders now must report more information about your mortgage to the IRS By Kenneth R. Harney February 14 If you’re like millions of homeowners, you recently received a familiar, innocuous-looking document from your lender. Called Form 1098, it totes up … Continue reading

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Offer Summary easier to understand

SUMMARY OF OFFER WILL BE A USEFUL DOCUMENT TO HAVE By Bob Hunt Monday, 6 February The standard residential real estate purchase contract in California (Residential Purchase Agreement or RPA) is eight pages long in a font size that most … Continue reading

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Poor Credit Scores? May be no problem getting a mortgage!

Poor credit scores and hefty debt may not keep you from getting a mortgage By Kenneth R. Harney February 1 How tough is it to get approved for a mortgage? How low can your FICO credit score go before your … Continue reading

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December Pending home sales bounce back

Pending Home Sales Bounce Back in December WASHINGTON (January 30, 2017) – Pending home sales picked up in December as solid increases in the South and West offset weakening activity in the Northeast and Midwest, according to the National Association … Continue reading

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