Avoid these nine home buying traps in 2018

Avoid these nine home buying traps in 2018

A systemized approach to the home buying process can help homebuyers steer clear of several common traps, allowing them to not only cut costs, but also secure the home that’s best for them. No matter which way they look at it, buying a home is a major investment.  But for many homebuyers, it can be […]

Is now the right time to move-up/move-down my home?

Is now the right time to move-up/move-down my home?

Today’s move-up and move-down buyers face many challenges in the ever evolving real estate market. It doesn’t matter if homebuyers are looking for a larger home for their family with more yard for the children and dogs to play or downsizing to a smaller home with less maintenance. The challenges are all the same, juggling […]

Is this holiday season a good time to buy a home?

Should home seekers buy a home now? Is this season a good time to buy? What’s going to happen with the real estate market next year? What effect, if any, will a new president have on housing in general? What about interest rates? Will they finally start going up or down even further? These are […]

Tips for buying a home in a seller’s market

Tips for buying a home in a seller’s market

TEMECULA – The real estate market can be difficult to navigate for both buyers and sellers. First-time buyers can easily become overwhelmed as they search for homes, while sellers hoping to get the best price for their homes might be frustrated if offers are slow to come in or fall short of their asking prices. […]

Improve the odds of a good first-time home buying experience

Improve the odds of a good first-time home buying experience

Preparing to purchase a home can be a period of nerve-wracking anxiety for any homebuyer. As a first-time homebuyer, you have a course in front of you that is sure to include uncertainty, excitement, confusion and frustration – at times all in the same day, maybe even in the same hour. By arming yourself with […]

When buying a home, be sure to consider the neighborhood

When buying a home, be sure to consider the neighborhood

When considering the purchase of a home, there is so much more than the bedroom and bathroom count to consider. Items like the kitchen counters, plumbing and lighting fixtures and even the landscape can all be modified to fit your personality. What can never be changed about a prospective home is the neighborhood it’s located […]

When is the right time to trade in my home… now?

When is the right time to trade in my home… now?

Today’s Temecula and Murrieta move-up or move-down buyers face many challenges in an ever evolving real estate market. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a larger home for your family with more yard for the children and dogs to play in or are downsizing to a smaller home with less maintenance. The challenges […]

Escape the rental trap and buy a home

Joe Puthur Special to Valley News After living as renters for the first seven years of their marriage, Geoff and Kristi decided it was time to purchase their first house. They decided to pass on making a purchase earlier in their lives for reasons ranging from unstable job security to high mortgage rates. Whether justified […]

Prepare your budget for closing costs when buying a home

Imagine the frustration that would follow if you spent hours planning and narrowing in on a dream home only to find out that you can’t afford it when push comes to shove. Starting with a price range can help you make the most of your search, but you’ll need to account for closing costs to […]

How to save enough for a down payment on a house

How to save enough for a down payment on a house

TEMECULA – A home is the costliest thing many people will ever buy. The process of buying a home can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. One way to make the process of buying a home go more smoothly is to save enough money to put down a substantial down payment. Saving for a down payment […]

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