Sparkling new quartz countertops, polished hardwood floors, stainless steel kitchen appliances. Aren’t your buyers lucky? But when sellers are flippers, a good buyer’s rep should help clients engage i Source: Beware of the Flip | Realtor Magazine
Government housing subsidies overwhelmingly favor single-family home ownership. Is this the best way? Source: Rethinking a lopsided homeownership policy | first tuesday Journal
Home prices continue to rise in most California regions. Source: California tiered home pricing
It's not over. Homeowners are yet again getting another chance from the Federal Housing Finance Agency to take advantage of the Home Affordable Refinance Program. The new deadline is now Sept. 30, 2017. But this time around, things are different. Source: HARP extended into 2017; FHFA plans new refinance program | 2016-08-25 | HousingWire
Real estate news for Los Angeles, Southern California and beyond, including Hot Property (celebrity homes), home tours, and more. Source: Real Estate News - Los Angeles Times
Now is the time to reflect on this past year and decide how the next one will be better.
If the fact that mortgage rates are still insanely low - dropping again last week - and new loans can make down payments as low as three percent and give you a 5% grant to pay for it for first-time homebuyers (you may just be one) still aren't enough to get you into the real [...]