Renee West Does it Again! Two Properties Sold

Recently closed listings Two properties have recently closed: in the transaction at 308.5 Carnation Ave, Corona del Mar, I represented the seller — and I represented the buyers in the transaction at 1806 Speyer Lane #A, Redondo Beach.

Four refinance myths debunked

Interest rates have been at historically low levels for some time now and some borrowers have refinanced two or three times, but there are others who so far have allowed the opportunity to pass them by. I am not referring to borrowers who can’t possibly meet today’s standards. They haven’t refinanced because they can’t. My …

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Timing is key when locking home loan

Borrowers shopping for a mortgage are obliged to select a lender before the price is “locked.” As a result, borrowers in shopping mode are vulnerable to lowballing — the practice of quoting a price below the market as a way of influencing the shopper’s selection. Borrowers who have already selected a lender but have not …

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Yearly Price Gains Maintained by Decrease in Distressed Sales

“Summer’s end may have led to the close of a strong home-buying season, but a decrease in distressed sales is helping prices maintain their yearly gain and some regions are still experiencing monthly price increases. As of August 23, 2012, prices fell 0.4 percent in 25 major U.S. metropolitan areas from July 23, 2012, according …

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