The Truth About Your Credit Score

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A credit score is precious. You need to protect your credit score like you do your children. However, there are many common myths about credit scoring and credit scores. Check out the infographic below which debunks the most common myths about credit scores. And, if you are seeking a lender to help you get qualified […]

Secrets for Summer Home Buyers

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Summer is here. Perhaps you purchased a new book to read while sitting by the pool in Encinitas Ranch or Rancho Ponderosa. Or, perhaps you downloaded a bunch of fun apps or summer movies to watch on your iPad. If you haven’t done either and real estate is your bag these days, check out Broadpoint […]

The Truth About Buying a Condo

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If you are considering buying a condo in Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista, Carlsbad, Escondido and beyond, there is a dirty little secret that you need to know about before you go on a search for condos in San Diego County. It’s not anything that should make you turn the other way. After all, there are […]

Is Owning a Home Better Than Renting One?

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The results of the latest Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) showed where residential home prices are headed over the next five years. Let’s check out what the results of the report could mean to you—why owning a home is better than renting one. A good portion of every family’s wealth comes from the equity in […]

Sell my home? Is now the time?

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If you have considered the question “Should I sell my home?”, the answer is this: now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the […]

Are housing prices going up?

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Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. Some people don’t want to buy right now because they believe that home prices will go down. Others believe that the interest rates are going to skyrocket. Since this conversation should center around data and not opinion, check out this […]

Absolutely Crazy – Impact of Interest Rates

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I am begging you right now to take less than 60 seconds of your time to look at the chart below. There is no better way to really understand the impact of increased interest rates on mortgage payments than to check out this infographic: Some Highlights: Even a small increase in interest rates drastically impacts […]

Biggest Rental Secret Revealed

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Check out these unbelievable stats on why it is definitely way better (and cheaper) to buy a home than rent one. Have any questions about this big rental secret? Feel free to contact our office. Some Highlights: According to the San Diego Union Tribune, rent is up 5.3% over the same time last year. The big rental secret […]