April 2020

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The mortgage application process: From starting to closing

Planning to use a mortgage to buy your next home? These are the main stages you will encounter in the process: Pre-approval Before you begin searching for listings, apply for a mortgage pre-approval. Through this process, a lending agency reviews your personal, employment, and financial records to assess how much you are eligible to borrow. The lender will also inform you about the terms best...

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What you need to know about home appraisals

As a home buyer or seller, you’re likely to encounter a home appraisal as part of the real estate transaction. The process can be a deal maker or a deal breaker depending on the results of the appraiser. Then again, if you know what to brace for, the appraisal segment of the process can just come and go without any hitches. Here are several important things you need to know about home appraisals as you...

Don’t miss out on L.A.’s top 6 beaches

Los Angeles is the default city in California for endless fun in the sun, given its strategic location facing the Pacific Ocean. So, we rounded up six of the best beaches in L.A. to help you complete your itinerary. Santa Monica Beach This is one of the most popular beaches in the Greater Los Angeles area. Its long white sandy beaches offer plenty of space to sunbathe, team up for a game of...

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What does “Active Under Contract” Mean?

Imagine this. You’re shopping for a new home in the Beach Cities. You’re actively looking for homes for sale in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, scouring listings online and driving through neighborhoods you like. Finally, you find a couple of houses worth looking into and you’re extremely hopeful. As you’re about to contact the realtor or knock on the door to make inquiries for the house you...

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