Monthly Archives: February 2012

How Much is that Mortgage REALLY Costing you?

As the 2012 spring real estate market heats up, many buyers and investors are researching home values, taxes, schools, neighborhoods and crime rates. Unfortunately, many times they miss one of the most important items in a real estate transaction…The Mortgage. … Continue reading

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“My Neighborhood is Better Than Yours”

Don’t you just feel like smacking somebody who says that? Its one thing to be proud of your neighborhood, but it’s quite another to go spouting off about it, especially when they don’t know what they’re talking about. What if … Continue reading

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The Infamous 3.8% tax Simplified

Beginning January 1, 2013, a new 3.8 percent tax on some investment income will take effect. This new tax was passed by Congress in 2010, with the intent of generating an estimated $210 billion to help fund President Barack Obama’s … Continue reading

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Know Your Short Sale Negotiator

It’s happening all around us. Good people losing their homes due to unforeseen circumstances. Families not knowing what to do or where to turn next. Much like purchasing or selling real estate, there is an ocean of information to know … Continue reading

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Rent vs Buy Never More Prevalent

There has been a lot of buzz in the media lately about skyrocketing rents here in Southern California and how they are affecting today’s families. The fact is rents are starting to overcome mortgage payments (for comparable properties), and this … Continue reading

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