Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving is not something you feel once a year… it is an attitude you carry all year-long.

There is no better time than NOW to express how grateful I am for your confidence, support and friendship, It is clients like you who make my job be truly Thankful for each and every day that goes by. I look forward to continuing helping you, and your family in the years to come.

May your home be filled with the laughter of friends, the love of family, and the joys of the season.

        Happy Thanksgiving from the bottom of my heart!

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¿Cómo mejorar la calidad del aire interior en nuestros hogares?

Green home Generalmente la manera más eficaz de mejorar la calidad del interior del aire de tu casa es eliminando fuentes individuales de contaminación atmosférica o reducir sus emisiones. Fuentes como materiales que contengan asbestos, por ejemplo deben estar selladas o aun mejor removidas; otros como estufas de gas, se pueden ajustar para disminuir la cantidad de emisiones. En muchos casos, el control de la fuente de la calidad del aire es la ventilación que al mismo tiempo es costo eficiente para preservar una mejor calidad del aire interior de nuestras casas.

La mayoría de los sistemas de calefacción y aire acondicionado son sistemas de aire forzado, no traen mecánicamente el aire fresco en la casa. Abriendo las puertas y ventanas, ventiladores de áticos cuando el clima lo permite, o cuando tenemos aire acondicionado de pared con la ventilación abierta por periodos cortos de tiempo incrementa la cantidad de la ventilación y sirve como purificador del aire dentro de tu casa. Los ventiladores locales del cuarto de baño o de la cocina ayudan a eliminar los contaminantes directamente del cuarto donde están ubicados.

Es particularmente importante tomar pasos posible pues mientras que este implicado en actividades a corto plazo que puedan generar altos niveles agentes contaminante como por ejemplo, pintura, pintura que pela, soldar etc. recuerde que para la mayoría de los problemas del aire interior de nuestra casa, es la prevención y el control, fuentes eficaces para mejorar la calidad de aire interior.

Are we there yet?

Price-Income_Featured-f084f5One of the leading on-line real estate destinations, Homes.com®, has released its latest Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales in the top 100 markets, and the companion Midsize Markets Report for the next 200 largest markets. Among the nation’s top 300 markets, 166 or 55 percent have now achieved full price recovery 24 more than the 142 markets reported in June.

By July, 50 of the nation’s 100 largest markets experienced a complete price recovery, one more than the prior month. Additionally, 116 out of 200 midsize markets saw a complete price recovery, 23 more than reported in June.

July saw 16 of the top 100 markets post a decline in their 3-month averages. The long-term view remains robust though, with all 100 markets continuing to post year-over-year gains.

 

Are we on our way?

Pending-Home-Sales-IncreaseThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that pending home sales increased in April for the fourth consecutive month and reached their highest peak in nine years. The steady gains in contract activity each month this year highlight the fact that buyer demand is strong

“Homeowners looking to sell this spring appear to be in the driver’s seat, as there are more buyers competing for a limited number of homes available for sale,” Lawrence Yun chief economist from NAR.

“The housing market can handle interest rates well above 4 percent as long as inventory improves to slow price growth and underwriting standards ease to normal levels so that qualified buyers—especially first-time buyers—are able to obtain a mortgage,” Yun adds.

Realtors expect for total existing-home sales in 2015 to be around 5.24 million, an increase of 6.1 percent from 2014. The national median existing-home price for all of this year is expected to increase around 6.7 percent. In 2014, existing-home sales declined 2.9 percent and prices rose 5.7 percent.

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ARE WE ON THE RIGHT TRACK?

ARE WE ON THE RIGHT TRACK?

foreclosure-montageEight national banks,  Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, HSBC, OneWest Bank, PNC, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo  saw the performance of their first-lien mortgages improved in the fourth quarter of 2014, while the delinquency rate on those mortgages and the foreclosure activity continued to decline, according to a quarterly report on mortgage performance by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released Friday.

The mortgages covered in the report comprised about 45 percent of all outstanding residential mortgages in the United States – about 23.1 million mortgages with principal balances totaling about $3.9 trillion as of December 31, 2014.

Foreclosure inventory dropped by 39.7 percent year-over-year in Q4 down to 315,022, and Home retention actions, which included modifications, trial period plans, and shorter-term payment plans, totaled 195,577 in Q4, a decline of 19.5 percent year over year.

What do you think…

Existing home sales slightly rebound

Existing home sales slightly rebound

Why this is a great time to sell your home?

 This is a great time to sell your home!

Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 1.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.88 million in February from 4.82 million in January. Sales are 4.7% higher than a year ago and above year-over-year totals for the fifth consecutive month.

Mortgage Rates plummeted today after Fed’s announcement

While the average improvement of 0.10% might not look like much at face value, it’s the biggest Finding-a-refinance-rate-for-your-homeone-day drop we’ve had in 2015, and in a league with very few other players historically.

With today’s improvement, the most prevalently-quoted conventional 30yr fixed loan for top tier borrowers falls back to 3.75%.   Some lenders will remain at 3.875% today, but many feel that  those lenders held back from passing on the full effect of the market movement not an uncommon occurrence after a volatile swing like today’s.

Mortgage rates fell!

Mortgage rates fell!

imagesCAE30UQZEconomic data affects rates by motivating investors to seek out or avoid risk. Higher demand means higher prices and lower rates.  Investors are looking for clarity on the Fed’s plans regarding raising rates, among other things.

From here on out, volatility becomes an increasing risk heading into the Fed’s Announcement next Wednesday. It can either work for or against us, but the point is that if it does work against us, the potential damage is bigger than normal.

Conserva tu dinero donde esta, si estas planeando comprar una propiedad.

Conserva tu dinero donde esta, si estas planeando comprar una propiedad.

spend_less_money_save_moreNo es conveniente hacer compras grandes o mover tu dinero de un lugar a otro por un promedio de 3 a 6 meses antes de comprar una casa. Es importante que mantengas tu perfil de crédito balanceado sin mostrar excesiva actividad en el crédito. Los bancos analizan a través de tu perfil de crédito que tan confiable es tu capacidad de repago, al mismo tiempo que te ayudará para obtener un mejor interés y préstamo hipotecario.

Si aplicas para muchas tarjetas de crédito nuevas, vas a aumentar tus deudas y bajara drásticamente tu puntaje de crédito, que no te permitirá conseguir un préstamo hipotecario que te pueda beneficiar o lo que es peor hasta que te nieguen el préstamo hipotecario por exceso de obligaciones crediticias.

Es 2015 el Año de los Primeros Compradores?

Es 2015 el Año de los Primeros Compradores?

Una de las predicciones de la Asociación Nacional de Realtors es que en el 2015 las oportunidades imagesCAQEZEKYpara comprar casa serán mucho mejor, y se espera que los primeros compradores que estuvieron fuera por un tiempo a consecuencia de la crisis hipotecaria reaparezcan a materializar el sueño de la casa propia.

Los efectos financieros residuales de las pérdidas durante la recesión impidieron la entrada de la generación “Millennials” en el mercado hipotecario.  Ahora con el incremento laboral, aumentos de empleo y recuperación de la economía las oportunidades de comprar casa son mas atractivas que nunca.

Aun más, si el acceso al crédito continua ampliando y mejorando, vamos a estar viendo números substancialmente considerables de compradores jóvenes en el mercado.

La generación “Millennials” mostrara un crecimiento significativo en 2015, particularmente a medida que la economía continúa recuperándose.

Como siempre analiza tus finanzas   antes de comprometerte a la compra de tu casa, y mantente informado de los opciones y programas que más te benefician.  No te olvides de buscar ayuda professional.  Preguntas??? Llámame 714-963-7462.

 

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