An appraisal is a good way to get an unbiased estimate of how much a property is truly worth. Most people don’t start thinking about appraisals until after they have buyers placing offers on the property. However, it can be beneficial to get an appraisal early on in the process. When you get your house… Read More
One of the most misunderstood parts of buying a property is the process of offering the seller earnest money. Earnest money is essentially a deposit you put on the home for sale. Irvine home buyers should be aware that if they back out of the negotiations before closing on the home, the seller gets to… Read More
In 2018, Irvine city leaders proudly announced the release of FBI statistical reports on crime in the region: since 2004, Irvine residents have enjoyed living in America’s safest city. It should be noted that the annual Uniform Crime Report published by the FBI focuses on serious incidents such as homicide, aggravated assault, arson, auto theft,… Read More
As one of the five most expensive states for prospective homebuyers, California has an above-average ratio of adjustable-rate mortgages. From a socioeconomic point of view, it’s not surprising to learn that California borrowers lean toward adjustable mortgages. After all, the Golden State is also known for its high cost of living, and adjustable loan products… Read More
Despite real estate market conditions in Southern California softening in 2019, bidding wars are still being waged among prospective buyers chasing after their dream homes. Even when housing market conditions are balanced, the most attractive listings often elicit bidding wars, which is why prospective buyers should be ready to face this scenario. When it comes… Read More
For many families, choosing a new home is a process often decided based on educational opportunities available to schoolchildren. Great communities are known to have great schools, and this is certainly the case in Irvine, where public schools are unified in a single district committed to excellence and where they face strong competition from private… Read More
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