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Increasing Home Value Part 2: Go Green and Save Green (And Boost Your Home Value Too)

August 26, 2014 9:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Many homeowners have searched for ways to lower energy bills without inconveniencing their household. But have you ever stopped to think about how much of an impact your energy usage is having beyond your own home? Or how going green can reduce stress on the environment and your budget? Going green with appliances and insulation go hand in... View Article

Cash Deals For Home Sales Reach Record Heights

August 25, 2014 9:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In another case of cash is king, for the first quarter all-cash deals for total home sales reached a record high at 43 percent, according to RealtyTrac, up from 37.8 percent in the previous quarter. It also jumped from 2013’s first quarter 19.1 percent figure. This can be attributed to two factors: high demand and low... View Article

Refinance Request Turned Down? Here’s What You Can Do Next

August 15, 2014 9:39 am Published by 1 Comment

In an effort to save money, many consumers have turned to a mortgage refinance as an option. Working with a mortgage company or bank, a borrower can significantly reduce his payments by taking advantage of low interest rates. However, with today’s stricter lending laws, many mortgage holders are finding refinancing isn’t quite as easy as speaking to a... View Article

Advantages of Renting

August 14, 2014 11:45 am Published by 1 Comment

In a previous article we discussed the benefits of home ownership, now we will focus on the other side of the coin.  Buying a home is not for everyone, and that is perfectly fine as renting has many of its own benefits.   Many people think that renting is a waste of money, and that is... View Article

Pomona, California Mortgage Rates and Real Estate Overview

August 13, 2014 1:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Pomona, Calif., was named in 1875 when the Roman goddess of fruit, “Pomona,” was deemed the best entry in the city’s naming contest. Interestingly, this was before any fruit trees were planted in the city: Pomona’s present fruitful abundance came later. Located west of the Inland Empire in the Pomona Valley, the city is usually considered a suburb... View Article