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Search for a Residential Care Facility

You know you are getting old when you are looking after one of both of your parents, and it’s time to search for a residential care facility because they can’t manage the chores of living by themselves. Another sad development as we boomers age is sometimes our spouse or significant other has deteriorating health and needs a fulltime care facility. Having friends who have gone through this, searching usually comes down to which facility looks the best, for the cost, and convenience for visits. […]

By | May 25th, 2016|blog, investing, real estate|0 Comments

Is This a Good Time to Invest in Real Estate

Bigger Pockets has an article for those thinking of buying real estate rentals. Scott Trench asks “Newbies: Wonder if You’re Ready to Buy a Rental?” Most people might start out asking is this a good time to invest in real estate? Trench asks, Is now a good time for *me personally* to purchase buy and hold investment real estate, and will buy and hold investment real estate help me achieve my financial goals regardless of short-term future market conditions? […]

By | May 4th, 2016|blog, investing, real estate|0 Comments

Short Sales

The Irvine edition of the World Property Journal reported that distressed home sales in the U.S., which include REOs and short sales, accounted for 11.2 percent of total home sales nationally in January 2016, down 3.3 percentage points from January 2015 and up 0.6 percentage points from December 2015. […]

By | April 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Selecting a General Contractor

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses selecting a general contractor. “Start with your friends and family and then check in with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry or the National Association of Home Builders for a list of members in your area. You can also talk with a building inspector, who’ll know which contractors routinely meet code requirements, or pay a visit to your local lumberyard, which sees contractors regularly and knows which ones buy quality materials and pay their bills on time. […]

By | April 20th, 2016|blog, investing, real estate|0 Comments

7 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

You have saved enough money for the down payment on a house and the extras such purchase might entail. How do you go from looking online at dozens of houses for sale in your price range to actually making an offer? Here are 7 Tips for First Time Home Buyers. […]

By | March 23rd, 2016|blog, investing, real estate|0 Comments

Federal and State Tax Liens

From time to time you may come across liens and both Federal and State tax liens. A tax lien is a lien imposed by law upon a property to secure the payment of taxes. A tax lien may be imposed for delinquent taxes owed on real property or personal property, or as a result of failure to pay income taxes or other taxes. […]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Become Los Angeles Rental Property Investors

Louis Conrad at Bigger Pockets has some tips for those wanting to become Los Angeles rental property investors. “Rental costs are rising nationwide, at a time when low interest rates are coupled with friendly lenders for home buyers. In short, it’s a prime market for first-time rental property investors to take that leap and buy their first rental property. “Many people are interested in becoming rental property investors, but they feel like they don’t have enough money for a down payment. […]

By | February 24th, 2016|blog, investing, real estate|0 Comments

The Complex Story of American Debt

The Ventura Star carries an article by Michelle Singletary who writes, “This past summer, the Pew Charitable Trusts issued a report titled The Complex Story of American Debt that explored household debt. “One of the biggest shifts in American families’ balance sheets over the past 30 years has been the growing use of credit and households’ subsequent indebtedness,” the report said. “In the years leading up to the Great Recession, the average household at the middle of the wealth ladder more than doubled its mortgage debt. Although Americans’ debt has decreased since then, housing — which still is the largest liability for most households — and other debt remain higher than they were in the 1990s, and student loan obligations have continued to grow.” […]

By | February 10th, 2016|blog, investing, real estate|0 Comments

FICO is a Big Fake

FICO credit scores run from 300, considered the highest risk of default, to 850, the lowest risk. Now, Bernice Ross at INMAN tells us that FICO is a big fake. Did you know that the same credit bureau could report three wildly different numbers for your credit score on the same day? Ross decided to [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|blog, investing, real estate|0 Comments

What Should We Expect in 2016

As far as the economy and real estate, what should we expect in 2016? Some analysts look at 2015 and project that into 2016. That certainly a possibility; low inventory, rising median house prices, and rising rents. However, growth fuels everything including housing. There are several real estate trends for 2016 that can impact growth. A sharp decline in export growth is contributing to tempered expectations. “Exports represent foreign demand for our goods, and as such, they are a reflection of our trading partners’ economic health, which is iffy to say the least.” […]

By | January 6th, 2016|blog, investing, real estate|0 Comments