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IN ESCROW! 2 Avenida Cristal, San Clemente 92673

Representing the buyers of this gorgeous home! Come for the location and stay for the view! A sweeping vista of the Talega golf course and the hills beyond with cool ocean breezes blowing in from the coast only a few … Continue reading

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7 Home Upgrades That Will Attract First-Time Homebuyers

There’s a common misconception about millennials being uninterested in, or simply unprepared for, homeownership. The statistics simply don’t bear this out: A realtor.com analysis published in early 2019 found millennials accounted for more than 40% of all new home loans. The … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Buying a Second Home

Second homes and properties purchased for investment purposes are big business in the U.S. According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Investment & Vacation Home Buyers Survey, about 12% of all home sales in 2017 were acquired for vacation use … Continue reading

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Should I Refinance My Home?

With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance. To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many … Continue reading

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Can You Use Home Equity to Buy a Vacation Home?

BUYING A VACATION HOME could make sense if you have a preferred vacation spot you frequently visit. The financial consideration of a vacation home purchase isn’t the same as booking a hotel room one trip at a time, though. This is … Continue reading

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Slaying The Largest Homebuying Myths Today

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Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018! Last week’s survey results reported an interest rate of 4.35%. … Continue reading

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Home sales fall 20 percent – biggest drop in 8 years – in Southern California

Rising mortgage rates and economic uncertainty contributed to an already slowing housing market in December, causing Southern California home sales to tumble 20.3 percent from a year ago, new data show. That’s the biggest year-over-year sales drop in eight years, real … Continue reading

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6 Tax Breaks for Homeowners

Whether you’re gearing up to file your taxes this year, researching what’s ahead for next year or simply contemplating the benefits to buying a house in the future, there’s a lot to consider. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which takes effect … Continue reading

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5 Reasons To Sell This Winter!

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers … Continue reading

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