Buying a Home

The 3 Worst Homebuying Mistakes You Can Make

The 3 Worst Homebuying Mistakes You Can Make

If you're like many people, you know that it's important to work with a skilled, knowledgeable real estate agent when you buy a home in Lakewood or Long Beach. You probably also know that you should rely on your agent's expertise, which will steer ...

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5 Red Flags to Watch for When You Buy a Home 'As Is'

5 Red Flags to Watch for When You Buy a Home 'As Is'

When buying a home, it's important to be aware of the potential red flags that could indicate you're making a bad purchase decision. As-is home purchases can be especially risky, because someone selling a property in as-is condition isn't willing ...

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Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper to Flip It?

Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper to Flip It?

There's something alluring about the idea of buying a fixer-upper and flipping it for a quick profit. But is buying a fixer-upper to flip it really such a great idea, or is it just asking for trouble? This guide explains. Should You Buy a ...

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How to Buy a Home After a Bankruptcy

How to Buy a Home After a Bankruptcy

  If you have a bankruptcy in your past, you may be able to secure financing to buy a home - but here's what you need to know. How to Buy a Home After a Bankruptcy Many people who have a bankruptcy in their past eventually qualify for a ...

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Down Payment Assistance in Long Beach and Lakewood

Down Payment Assistance in Long Beach and Lakewood

Buying a home is a big undertaking – and if you're like many people, you could use some down payment assistance. In Long Beach and Lakewood, there are a few programs you may be able to take advantage of. This guide explains. Down Payment ...

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Can You Use a VA Loan to Buy a Duplex in Lakewood?

Can You Use a VA Loan to Buy a Duplex in Lakewood?

If you’re like many people who qualify to use a loan from the Department of Veterans Affairs, you're wondering whether you can use a VA loan to purchase a duplex – and the simple answer is yes. Here's what you need to know. Can You Use ...

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How Much is Capital Gains Tax on a Property in Lakewood?

How Much is Capital Gains Tax on a Property in Lakewood?

If you sell a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, you could be subject to capital gains tax period but how much could you have to pay?  Please note you should always seek advice from a certified tax attorney or financial advisor. The following is ...

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How Much House Can You Really Afford?

How Much House Can You Really Afford?

If you’re like many people, you enjoy looking at Lakewood real estate listings online – but how do you know exactly how much house you can really afford? This guide explains.  How Much House Can You Really Afford? Allison Van Wig ...

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What NOT to Say on a Home Tour

What NOT to Say on a Home Tour

When you’re on the hunt for your dream home, your Lakewood REALTOR® will show you a variety of great places – but beware: There are some things you shouldn’t say while you’re out touring homes. What NOT to Say When ...

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