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An Increase In VA Loans Among Young Homebuyers

Posted on November 11, 2019 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

When it comes to mortgages, VA loans are about the best you can get. With no down payment, no mortgage insurance, and super-low interest rates, they save homebuyers significantly—both up-front and over the long haul. And while VA loans have historically been underutilized, it seems Millennials are looking to buck that trend. In fact, according […]

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Buyer Competition to Grow in the Fall

Posted on November 4, 2019 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

While low mortgage rates have made it cheaper to buy a home, finding the right property remains a challenge for home buyers, realtor.com® writes in its October 2019 housing report. Would-be buyers are finding that a worsening inventory shortage is heating up competition in the housing market this fall. “Owning a home continues to be […]

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City Council bans ‘no fault’ evictions in LA

Posted on October 28, 2019 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

It’s about to get more difficult for landlords to boot tenants in the city of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed an emergency moratorium today that will temporarily bar property owners from evicting tenants, unless they have “cause”—for example, they failed to pay rent or violated the terms of a lease. The ban on […]

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Possible new iconic skyscraper to hit Downtown LA’s skyline

Posted on October 21, 2019 by Anthony Vulin in Real Estate, Uncategorized

Plans for a skinny skyscraper with a clever diamond-paned exoskeleton has won rave reviews from city planning commissioners, who predict it might be beautiful enough to earn a spot as one of LA’s most iconic buildings. “We need excellent architecture Downtown, this project delivers that,” said Samantha Millman, who chairs the Los Angeles City Planning […]

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Moderate income homes need to be built in LA

Posted on October 14, 2019 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

City officials are looking to help the scores of Angelenos who make too much money to qualify for affordable housing but are still paying too much for their living quarters. The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to have city staffers figure out what percentage of Angelenos fall into this category and use that […]

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LA Home Buyer Fair

Posted on October 7, 2019 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

Join us on Saturday, October 19th from 2:00-5:00 PM at Santa Monica Blvd. and N. Alfred St.in West Hollywood for our Annual Home Buyer Fair! Featuring: – Swag Bags to the first 100 Guests – Trusted Vendors you must meet in the real estate industry (Contractor, Interior Designer, Insurance Broker, Lenders, Title, Escrow and more) […]

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Curbside pickups from Uber and Lyft at LAX to end this month

Posted on October 7, 2019 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

At the end of the month, curbside pickups at Los Angeles International Airport by Lyft, Uber, other rides hailing services, and taxis will be no more. LAX officials announced today that all passengers wanting to call a car at the airport will now have to get to a designated lot just east of Terminal 1, either by […]

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Four Top Habits of People With Stellar Credit Scores

Posted on October 2, 2019 by Anthony Vulin in Real Estate, Uncategorized

A top-notch credit score can open a lot of doors. With it, you can get access to the best loans at the lowest rates and most favorable terms, which can save you a lot of money. You are more likely to be approved for credit. And you can get approved for the most rewarding credit […]

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Fed Could Help Push Mortgages Rates Even Lower

Posted on September 25, 2019 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

Mortgage rates dropped to their lowest level since October 2016 due to weaker economic data over the past week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.49% during the week ending Sept. 5, down 9 basis points from the previous week, Freddie Mac reported Thursday. Rates for 30-year home loans have only increased nine times so far this […]

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California’s Governor Will Sign Passed Statewide Rent Control Bill

Posted on September 16, 2019 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

California is on the verge of having statewide rent control. Assembly Bill 1482—which will bar landlords from hiking rents more than 5 percent, plus local inflation, in one year—was approved this afternoon in the state Assembly on a 46-22 vote. Inflation varies by region, but averages about 2.5 percent in California. The bill now heads […]

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