Category Archives : purchasing a home


Renting in Orange County is now even less affordable

Competition for housing makes renting more costly It seems renting—particularly on single-family homes—is continuing its trend higher. And based on studies from one industry player, that means bad news for renters. House rents averaged $3,114 a month in Orange County during the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Irvine-based HomeUnion, a company that helps investors […]

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4 Questions You Need to Know Before Buying a Home

How Much Home Can You Afford? This is one of the top questions home buyers have. Having said that, it may be the incorrect question in terms of your finances. Rather than trying to afford the highest home price a lender tells you, it may be better to figure out the maximum monthly payment you […]


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Will Higher Interest Rates Hurt Real Estate?

Overall higher interest rates will not impact homeowners too much with just a .25% increase. This should comfort existing homeowners who monitor their equity along with prospective home buyers nervous about their new purchase.   The Federal Reserves’ short-term interest rates have been at zero going back to December 2008. The moment the Fed truly […]