Feb
11

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 256,000 properties regained equity in the third quarter of 2015. This is great news for the country, as 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation. Price Appreciation = Goo... Read More

Posted on Cesar Hernandez Blog on February 11th, 2016


Feb
9

You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the t... Read More

Posted on Cesar Hernandez Blog on February 9th, 2016


Feb
4

Recently, on CNBC’s Closing Bell, Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary, also known as “Mr. Wonderful,” said Millennials “don’t give a poo-poo about owning a house.” This thinking couldn’t be further from the truth. Let’s give a few exa... Read More

Posted on Cesar Hernandez Blog on February 4th, 2016


Feb
2

Yesterday, we discussed the belief Americans have in homeownership and their desire to partake in this piece of the American Dream. We also discussed some of the obstacles preventing them from attaining that goal. However, studies have shown that man... Read More

Posted on Cesar Hernandez Blog on February 2nd, 2016


Jan
28

A survey by The Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University reveals that when a family is buying a home they consider the financial benefits of homeownership along with the social benefits. The survey mentions things like: Paying rent does... Read More

Posted on Cesar Hernandez Blog on January 28th, 2016


Jan
26

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For Sale The National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun recently commen... Read More

Posted on Cesar Hernandez Blog on January 26th, 2016


Jan
21

In a recent post, Trulia examined whether homeownership was again being seen by adults in the US as a “part of their personal American Dream.” Over the last five years: The percentage of U.S. adults who believe homeownership is part of their Ame... Read More

Posted on El Centro Branch Blog on January 21st, 2016


Jan
19

Now that the market has showed signs of recovery, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation. In ... Read More

Posted on Cesar Hernandez Blog on January 19th, 2016


Jan
14

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com rece... Read More

Posted on Cesar Hernandez Blog on January 14th, 2016


Jan
12

Yesterday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Existing Home Sales Report which covered sales in November. The report revealed that sales: “…fell 10.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.76 million in N... Read More

Posted on Cesar Hernandez Blog on January 12th, 2016