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Homes for Sale San Diego, San Diego Real Estate, Mortgage Rate Increase

The Fed Raises Interest Rates 0.25%—Barbara Corcoran Weighs In on the End of Cheap Money for Home Buyers

For the past 2 years, analysts have been predicting an increase of about 0.5% per year on 30-year fixed rate mortgages, and it looks like in 2016 they might finally be right. As was expected and hotly anticipated, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates today by 0.25%, the first increase in almost a decade.

It’s here: the end of cheap money for anyone planning to buy a home or income property who needs a loan.


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How to Buy a Home, All About Closing Costs, San Diego Real Estate

How to Buy a Home in California, Part VI: All About Closing Costs

In the last installment of our blog series on How to Buy a Home in California, we talked about mortgage basics and how to find a great lender. In this installment, we'll be demystifying closing costs. Unfortunately, your down payment is not the only thing you have to save for when you want to buy a home. But don't fret; knowledge is power. If you want to browse through the other topics in this series, please use our handy Table of Contents. Now let's dive in.

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How to Buy A Home in California, Part V: Home Loan Basics and How to Get a Great Rate

In the last installment of our blog series on How to Buy a Home in California, we talked about how to make sure you hire the best Realtor to advise and protect you during your home purchase. It is just as important to hire a great lender who will educate you about the complex world of mortgage loans, and help you make smart financial decisions. In this post, we're going to cover the basics about mortgages and refer you to an expert who you can contact for a more detailed analysis of your unique situation. If you want to browse through the topics in this series, please use our handy Table of Contents.

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How to Buy a Home in California: Part I, San Diego Real Estate

How to Buy a Home in California, Part I: Preparations

Buying a home in California is no small undertaking.  If you'd love to own a home, but don't know where to start, well, you're in the right place!  Start here!  And if you're further along in the process, please refer to our handy Table of Contents for this blog series about how to buy a home in California.  

Step 1: Prepare Yourself for the Unimaginable

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