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Is real estate a good investment?

by Mario Acosta July 28, 2015 Buyers

Last decade’s housing bubble is becoming a distant memory. Mortgage rates are near historic lows, interest-only loans are back and everyone loves real estate as an investment again.

More than 1 in 4 Americans (27 percent) said real estate was the best investment for money they would not need for at least a decade, according to …

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United Wholesale Mortgage now offers interest-only financing.

by Mario Acosta July 23, 2015 Buyers

United Wholesale Mortgage just rolled out a new product. Designed to help borrowers save money with lower mortgage payments

the company will now offer an interest-only financing program for borrowers who want to save on additional, monthly discretionary income.

The program requires a 20% down payment on the cost of a loan, and borrowers must have a …

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Thinking of Moving to Sherman Oaks?

by Mario Acosta June 11, 2015 Buyers

Moving to Sherman Oaks, California

If you are thinking about moving to the Sherman Oaks are below are some things to see and do!

Sherman Oaks Galleria

So where do all the valley girls hang out? In Sherman Oaks, of course! But Sherman Oaks is more than just another section of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. …

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Chinese developer leads transformation of L.A.’s skyline

by Mario Acosta May 7, 2015 Buyers

For decades, the sprawling six-acre Metropolis parcel in downtown Los Angeles sat barren as successive real estate busts derailed the promise of a $1-billion “city within a city.”

Now, in an eye-rubbing spectacle, three towering cranes are working on the first phase of a hotel and a condominium tower, while construction has begun on two more …

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Spring

by Mario Acosta May 5, 2015 Buyers

The home buying season is about to get under way, and it’s expected to be a busy one. Here are four factors that are likely to influence buyers.

Low mortgage rates

Everyone knows that the low-rate party is coming to end. Zillow is forecasting that mortgage rates – currently around 4 percent for the 30-year fixed – will …

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Thinking about moving to San Fernando Valley? Here’s a 24-hour behind-the-scenes itinerary of the Valley’s sizzling attractions, restaurants and nightspots.

by Mario Acosta April 14, 2015 Buyers

As home to the world’s major movie studios, the San Fernando Valley is where celebrities live, work and play. Here’s a 24-hour behind-the-scenes itinerary of the Valley’s sizzling attractions, restaurants and nightspots.

The San Fernando Valley has it all. It’s made up of gorgeous suburbs and mini-malls. Major network and movie studios call it home. Then …

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Private Schools In Sherman Oaks

by Mario Acosta April 7, 2015 Buyers

Thinking of moving to the Sherman Oaks area? Is it right for your family?

Here is a list of private schools in the area and their ratings.

Sherman Oaks Private Schools

If you would like more information on moving to the Sherman Oaks are please contact Mario Acosta.

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Inaccurate Zillow ‘Zestimates’ a source of conflict over home prices

by Mario Acosta February 12, 2015 Buyers

When “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell asked the chief executive of Zillow recently about the accuracy of the website’s automated property value estimates — known as Zestimates — she touched on one of the most sensitive perception gaps in American real estate.

Zillow is the most popular online real estate information site, with 73 million …

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Do’s and Don’ts for Planning Relocation to Burbank

by Mario Acosta November 2, 2013 Buyers

Three Relocation Miscues Everyone Can Avoid

When companies need to move employees who are also homeowners, they have to make the transition as painless as possible (or risk losing a valued asset). UrbanBound is a Chicago-based professional relocation group who know the landscape. “Even the most hands-on HR departments in the world can have too much …

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Diligent Buyers Still Find Foreclosed Homes in Tarzana

by Mario Acosta November 1, 2013 Buyers

Basics of Buying Foreclosed Homes in Tarzana

You may have seen the reports — and they are correct — that the number of new foreclosures has dropped almost everywhere throughout the country. Although the Mortgage Bankers Association’s report about the drop in non-seasonally adjusted foreclosure starts might indicate otherwise, this fall, sharp-eyed buyers can still find …

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