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How to Avoid Unexpectedly Buying a Haunted House—Because It Could Happen to You

Posted by MaliVai Washington // October 31, 2019

By Ana Durrani | Oct 31, 2019 Footsteps late at night. Music randomly playing. Lights flickering. Unexplained shadows. True-horror fans might get a thrill out of moving into a house with a haunted past, but others might see it as a nightmare. It wouldn’t surprise us to hear that notorious homes like the Manson murder house in Los Feliz or […]


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Does Is Make Sense To Refinance?

Posted by MaliVai Washington // October 25, 2019

BY JD ESAJIAN // MARCH 22, 2016 Mortgage interest rates have been all over the place in the past 30 days. One day they drop significantly and the next they are on the rise.  If you lock in rates at just the right time, you may be able to time the market perfectly.  Before you celebrate your interest […]


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Can’t Afford to Buy a Home? Have You Considered Down Payment Assistance?

Posted by MaliVai Washington // October 10, 2019

What’s the number one hurdle for renters making the leap to homeownership? That pesky down payment. Even with an FHA loan that only requires a minimum of 3.5% down, the thought of setting aside several thousand dollars is daunting (and for some, darn near impossible). A survey from Apartment List highlights the struggle for millennial renters, with […]


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Selling your home? Here’s how to draw in buyers and get a higher price

Posted by MaliVai Washington // October 7, 2019

Getting your home ready to sell can seem daunting. Should you paint the whole house? Replace the roof? Renovate the kitchen?  Some 79% of sellers nationwide make at least one renovation or improvement to their home before a sale, according to Zillow. The right combination of upgrades can add as much as 10% above your […]


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How to Get a USDA Loan with Bad Credit

Posted by MaliVai Washington // September 27, 2019

Bad credit doesn’t automatically preclude you from buying a home. You still have options – and a USDA loan is one of them. USDA loans are designed to make homeownership more accessible to Americans, and they come with looser credit standards and income requirements than other types of mortgage loans. This makes them an ideal choice for […]


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Mortgagee

Posted by MaliVai Washington // September 20, 2019

BY JULIA KAGAN  Updated Mar 16, 2018 What Is a Mortgagee? A mortgagee is an entity that lends money to a borrower for the purpose of purchasing real estate. In a mortgage lending deal the lender serves as the mortgagee and the borrower is known as the mortgagor. Mortgagee Explained A mortgagee represents the interests of the lending institution in […]


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Why an Investment Property Should Be Your First Real Estate Purchase

Posted by MaliVai Washington // September 9, 2019

Not ready to buy a home for yourself but want to take advantage of great market conditions? Consider buying an investment property! It’s a trend that’s taking over real estate, as savvy investors look to put their money in an appreciating asset. Here are five reasons to consider it. 1. Rates are crazy low. Lower rates […]


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9 Pretty Pastel Paint Colors That Will Fill Your Home With Light

Posted by MaliVai Washington // August 31, 2019

by Lauren Phillips Pastel paint colors may bring visions of childish bedrooms and nurseries to mind, but those notions are more than a little outdated. Pastels are all grown up now, and they’re proving that a little color and soft tones can go anywhere—and make even the smallest of rooms feel light, bright, and beautiful at the […]


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When To Hire A Property Manager

Posted by MaliVai Washington // August 16, 2019

POSTED BY JD ESAJIAN // JANUARY 11, 2019 There are two sides to every debate. For some reason, the world of real estate investing is full of debates. One of the more common debates is whether to hire a dedicated property manager. In a perfect world, every landlord would have someone to run their property. As much as […]


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The Difference Between a Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval

Posted by MaliVai Washington // August 13, 2019

BY CT HOMES  AUGUST 2, 2019 Getting approved for a loan is much different than it was a decade ago. In the past there were multiple options and programs for every different income type and down payment. Today there is much more documentation required and everything is much more scrutinized. A seemingly innocent document requested at the […]


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