Bogged Down Borrowers

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5 Mistakes Home Sellers Make

There’s no shortage of advice for home buyers. Getting approved for a mortgage or how to keep on top of a credit report is certainly good advice but there should be just as much attention given to those who are selling their home. After all, home sellers also typically turn around and become home buyers. For most, selling the home means coming up with the necessary funds for a down payment and closing costs. Here are five common mistakes home sellers make. (Click here to read.)

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7 Home Items That Will Absolutely Make Your Life Easier

Work smarter, not harder. That’s how the saying goes, right? Whether you need an easy entry into Smart Home living or a better answer for the dog hair and dust bunny situation, these items will help you realize that reality. (Click here to read.)

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Making The Move

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Seize the Savings: What to Buy in September and October

You’ve already done the back-to-school thing, Labor Day is over, and you’ve got a bit of time before those Black Friday sales kick in. What’s a mega-shopper to do? Don’t worry. There are plenty of deals to be had right now, if you know what to look for. We’re breaking down the best things to buy in the second half of September and during all of October. (Click here to read.)

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Seller Slip-Ups

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What to Expect When Getting Pre-Approved

Getting “pre-qualified” today when preparing to buy a home is so 80’s. Getting pre-qualified then meant talking to a loan officer over the phone or in an office and having a conversation about various aspects of your financial life. The loan officer asks about your job, how long you’ve worked there and how much money you make. The loan officer asks about your general credit history, whether it’s excellent, good or maybe needs a little work. (Click here to read.)

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Clever And Creative Ideas For Kids’ Study Areas

The school year has started, and that probably means your kids are doing their homework: sprawled on the bed, on the couch in front of the TV, on the floor, or at the dining room table. It probably also means their stuff is everywhere and the distractions are making it hard from them to properly concentrate. You can address the mess, and give them a dedicated space to study, even if your place doesn’t have a separate home office option. (Click here to read.)

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August 2018 Real Estate Activities for San Marino

Wow! August was a very busy month; there were 19 recorded sales (3 private sales), 10 more than the month of May & June! The highest sold $/sqft was $1,079 for a property on Oak Grove which was also the highest recorded sold at $10,150,000. The lowest was a private sale for $1.1M on Sheffield. While the lowest sold $/sqft was another private sale on Wilson for $681. Is there a message here?

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Mortgage Musts

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