If you are starting your home search to buy, rent, or even sell, perhaps you should first find out if anyone has ever died in the home first. I wonder how many people buy or rent a home that didn’t know in advance that someone died in the home? Or how many people buy or [...]
The California real estate and housing market has made a dramatic shift over the last 6-9 months. As a result, first time home buyers in California are experiencing more stress and becoming more worried about buying a home. Harris Interactive and Trulia conducted a poll and found 7 concerns home buyers have when attempting to [...]
Below is an infographic that provides a clear visual about buying a home in California. The next step is to find out: How Much you qualify for (determined by your debt-to-income ratio) How much qualifying income you have What credit score is needed (and what your mortgage credit score is) What to expect for in [...]
If planning to buy a home in California, you should consider these eight ways to maximize the use of your tax refund before blowing that money at the casino. FACT: Using your IRS tax refund for a down payment or to pay closing costs is allowable and an acceptable source of funds to purchase a [...]
Inland Empire California Home buyers who were frantically making offers on homes but missed the $8,000 federal home buyer tax credit deadline on April 30 may be happy they did miss it.
California’s military Armed Forces received an extension for both the $8000 first time home buyer and $6500 repeat/move-up home buyer tax credit. Combine this with a VA $0 down payment home loan and the you could purchase a home with literally nothing out of pocket.
The biggest benefits to owning a home in the Inland Empire may not be the tax deduction, Home Appreciation, Payment Stability, or even Feedom of Ownership. I think it could be the memories that are made. What do you think?