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4 Things to Check When You Buy a House in Fall

          According to Realtor.com, there are few things one should consider when buying a home in the fall. Buying a house in the offseason can be a great idea, as homes are a bit cheaper, sellers may be more inclined to sell and there’s less competition from droves of buyers. That’s not […]

3 Credit Score Myths that Could be Costing You

There’s a lot of misinformation out there. And FICO, the company responsible for the most often used scoring model, only reveals limited information about how the sausage is made—which doesn’t help matters. Plus, since everyone’s credit profile is different, there are often no clear yes or no answers to common questions. THE MYTH: Closing a […]

How to Buy a Home for Your Parents

It’s fairly common for parents to help their children buy a home. But sometimes, adult children are in a position where they want to help buy a home for their parents. It may be that the children have been successful and want their parents to have a better home than they do now. Perhaps the […]

Here’s How Much Americans Owe On Mortgages In Every State

According to a recent publication by Business Insider, a mortgage is considered “good debt,” meaning it’s a debt that could be considered an investment in yourself. By paying this debt, you’re securing a place to live. That’s not to say that a mortgage isn’t serious. According to credit bureau Experian, the average amount of money […]

4 Reasons to Buy Before Winter

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. Their most recent report released recently projects appreciation in home values over the next five years to be between 11.2% (most pessimistic) and 27.8% (most optimistic). The bottom in home prices […]

Many seniors trying to retire with a mortgage

According to a recent LA Times article many seniors are retiring with mortgages. When Tom Greco bought his four-bedroom home three decades ago, he assumed he’d pay off the mortgage before retirement — just as his parents did. Things didn’t work out that way. Instead, his $4,500 monthly mortgage payments — a consequence of several […]

5 Design Trends You May Want to Avoid in Staging

Here are some popular interior design trends that some stagers are staying clear of: 1. Wallpaper: Wallpaper is gaining popularity once again in interior designs, from black and white damask prints to bronzed and antique silver metallics, earthy dimensional weaves and more. 2. Bright-colored walls: Not so fast with bold purple-pink hue that many interior designers […]

Why ‪‎Palm Desert‬ is a good place to live

A great article on Palm Desert written by Chris Kolmar. Located just 11 miles from Palm Springs, and of a similar size population-wise, Palm Desert appeals to year-round residents as well as being a popular vacation and winter “snowbird” destination. Palm Desert, CA has a fabulous climate—if you like it hot—and is a great lifestyle-oriented city. […]