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By Samantha Baksic | Agent in Huntington Beach, CA
  • Should You Rent or Buy a Home?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Long Beach, Property Q&A in Long Beach, Rentals in Long Beach  |  July 14, 2014 1:13 PM  |  37 views  |  No comments

    The decibuy a homesion to either rent or buy a home is one which involves many factors, but choosing to buy a home is often a better investment for your future. Each month you are putting some money directly towards your own principal, instead of helping a landlord pay his or her mortgage.

    Rent in the Los Angeles area rose more than 13% from the beginning of 2013 to the beginning of 2014. This makes it a great time to invest in your future and buy a home. If you have a decent credit score, you can often qualify for a loan with little money down. Speak with a qualified mortgage lender to find out what you can afford to spend on a house.

    Owning your own place has many pros. The ability to change paint colors, or make any updates you would like, is a great perk of owning your own place. You may be able to write off the mortgage interest on your taxes each year, which can save you some money. If you purchase a home with more than one bedroom, you can also potentially rent out the extra space to a roommate who can help you pay your mortgage.

    If you plan to only live in an area for a short time, then renting is probably the better option for you. In addition, a downside to owning your own place is that any repairs are left to you to resolve. But, in the long run, it can still be a wonderful investment to own your own place.  

    When you are weighing you options, speak with a qualified real estate agent who can help you understand all the factors involved. I work with first-time home buyers to make the process smooth and enjoyable.

  • Long Beach Home Prices

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Long Beach, Home Selling in Long Beach, Property Q&A in Long Beach  |  February 3, 2014 11:19 AM  |  328 views  |  No comments

    Long Beach home prices are on the rise and that can be great news for you if you are looking to sell a home. It is also a nice boost for the local economy, which helps us all. Here is a chart to show how prices rose last year. The median home price in January 2013 was $327,000. The year ended with a median home price of $405,000 in December 2013.

    Are you planning to sell your Long Beach home soon? It looks like prices are on the rise, so this may be a great time to list your home for sale. If you would like a FREE home value assessment, just contact me and you will receive a review quickly and with absolutely no obligation.

    Were you thinking of refinancing? This could be a great time to do that as well, since your home may be worth more than before. Contact the Precicion Companies for a FREE and no obligation evaluation of whether this could be a money saving option for you.

  • What is Your Home Worth?

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Long Beach, Home Selling in Long Beach, Property Q&A in Long Beach  |  February 2, 2014 9:57 PM  |  346 views  |  No comments
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    Want to know what your home is currently worth? Let us help you with a quick online home value assessment. Just fill out our quick and simple form:

    Home Value Assessment

  • Huntington Beach Median List Prices

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Huntington Beach, Home Selling in Huntington Beach, Property Q&A in Huntington Beach  |  July 24, 2013 5:22 PM  |  396 views  |  No comments
    Home prices in Huntington Beach are on the rise. What do you think of this development? Where do you see prices going in the next year? Check out the chart here:

    Huntington Beach Home Prices
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