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Programs that help first time homebuyers in LA

Posted on December 2, 2019 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

The Los Angeles housing market is not a hospitable one for first-time buyers. Only 25 percent of all LA residents can afford a median-priced home, according the California Association of Realtors. It can be even harder for first-time buyers, who don’t have a property they can sell to cover the cost of a down payment. But some […]

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Low Mortgage Rates In Late November

Posted on November 26, 2019 by Anthony Vulin in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, Market Update, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Uncategorized, West Hollywood

According to the Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the U.S. 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.66 percent. “The housing market continues to steadily gain momentum with rising homebuyer demand and increased construction due to the strong job market, ebullient market sentiment and low mortgage rates,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “Residential […]

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LA City Counsel Proposes ‘Anti-Displacement’ Zones Around Luxury Development

Posted on November 19, 2019 by Anthony Vulin in Real Estate, Uncategorized

The Los Angeles City Council voted today to lay the groundwork for creating “anti-displacement zones” around new market-rate or “luxury” residential buildings that contain no affordable units. The vote directs the city’s housing and community investment department, city planning, department, and the city attorneys to draft an ordinance that would put in place a battery […]

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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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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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