The Cost of Waiting

the cost of waiting

With prices on the rise in most areas of the country, many Escondido area first-time buyers might think that they should wait to buy. But unfortunately with interest rates also on the move, the Cost of Waiting a year to buy is climbing even faster. CoreLogic predicts a 5.3% appreciation in home prices in the […]

One More Time…You DO NOT Need 20% Down

One More Time…You DO NOT Need 20% Down

A recent survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to address today. 1. Down Payment The survey revealed that consumers overestimate the down payment […]

The Counter Offer

the counter offer

When you find the house you want to buy, the first thing you’ll do is submit an offer-to-purchase to the owner, through your REALTOR.  Then comes the agonizing “waiting period” for a response from the seller.  Your REALTOR will return to you one of three answers: an acceptance, a rejection, or a Counter Offer.  What […]

2 Graphs Showing Why NOW Is The BEST Time to Sell Your Escondido Area House

2 Graphs Showing why NOW Is The BEST Time to Sell Your Escondido Area House

The spring and summer months are typically known as the best months of the year for home sales.  This is when Escondido area homebuyers start  searching for their new homes and 2015 year is no different! We all know that when selling anything, you will get the highest possible price when the demand for your […]

#1 Reason to Buy Right Now…the PRICE!

#1 Reason to Buy Right Now...the PRICE!

People often ask whether they should buy a home now or wait. Recently released data suggests that waiting may not make sense as prices appear to again be on the rise! Let’s take a look at some of the data and commentary on the subject: Ed Stansfield, chief property economist at Capital Economics: “The current tightness […]


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