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Real Estate Agent - Rodeo Realty - Beverly Hills
The Good News In Real Estate
Sales of new homes jumped 24% in June from the month before, indicating the buyers have gotten over their remorse about the end of a government tax credit and are getting back into the game. That's well ahead of what economists had been expecting and suggests the housing market is gaining some mu...
The average interest rate for a 30-year fixed loan in this week's Freddie Mac survey was 4.57%, down from 4.58% a week earlier. According to the big mortgage buyer, that was the lowest rate in the 39-year history of the survey, which asks lenders that work with Freddie about popular combinations ...
As a home seller, you've already discovered one of the most valuable tools is to market your home. Some homeowners feel that once there is a sign on their property or their home is advertised in the newspaper and internet, that's all the exposure they need. However, research reveals that independ...
Nearly one out of every three homes sold in the first quarter was in some stage of foreclosure, according to the latest stats from market researcher RealtyTrac. This is good news, because compared with the year before, 37% of home sales involved foreclosure, it represents improving conditions. Fo...
Home sales in Los Angeles County rose 4.7 percent in May from the previous month and were up 3.7 percent from a year earlier. California posted an April-to-May sales gain of 14.1 percent and an annual uptick of 1.2 percent. That was significantly better than the nation, which saw its home sales f...
By now, I'm sure most of you have heard about the extension of California's $10K home buyer tax credit, which Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law on March 25. I've had a couple clients ask me about this, so I thought I would pass some info... What's the deadline for claiming the credit? Buyer...
Most people would definitely say that now is a good time to buy your dream home. As the old adage goes, one's misfortune is another's good luck. With the financial crunch, property value is lower than expected. Enticing interest and mortgage rates are likewise being offered. More and more homes a...
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Homeowners able to refinance were finding lenders offering 15-year fixed-rate mortgages at an average of 4.21% this week, according to Freddie Mac -- the lowest rate since the mortgage company started tracking the 15-year loan in 1991.
Until recently, the perennial real estate question of whether to rent or buy was dead. During the boom years, the question was largely irrelevant as people rushed to pay ever increasing prices for already expensive real estate. But now that national home prices have slid substantially and potenti...

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