HUD Home Photo Brochure for the week of 5-15-2018

We have seen an awesome upswing of available HUD homes for sale in Southern California! Take a look at what’s available and give me a call if you would like to schedule an appointment to take a look at one of these or would like to bid on one.

Call/Text: (626) 252-0839

Email: Yesenia@NewCenturyBroker.com

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HUD Home Photo Brochure 4-27-18

We have seen an awesome upswing of available HUD homes for sale in Southern California! Take a look at what’s available and give me a call if you would like to schedule an appointment to take a look at one of these or would like to bid on one.

Call/Text: (626) 252-0839

Email: Yesenia@NewCenturyBroker.com

California – Southern Region

HUD Homes Photo Brochure 4-11-18

We have seen an awesome upswing of available HUD homes for sale in Southern California! Take a look at what’s available and give me a call if you would like to schedule an appointment to take a look at one of these or would like to bid on one.

Call/Text: (626) 252-0839

Email: Yesenia@NewCenturyBroker.com

California – Southern Region 4-12-18

March 2018 – How’s The Market? Snapshot


I hope you will find the following snapshot of local Real Estate inventory interesting. The table represents aggregated values based on MLS data for the specified date.

Housing Inventory Snapshot March 31, 2018
Average List Price 30 Days Trend Median List Price 30 Days Trend Average DOM: active 30 Days Trend Number of Listings
Los Angeles County, CA
Single Family under $1M $620,017 4.82% $605,000 6.14% 54 -3 4399
Single Family over $1M $3,960,605 -0.63% $2,199,000 -4.18% 77 -5 3550
Condo/Townhome under $600K $429,048 0.51% $425,000 0.74% 42 -2 985
Condo/Townhome over $600K $1,442,205 1.32% $959,888 0.51% 57 -4 1107
Riverside County, CA
Single Family under $500K $356,613 2.07% $365,000 2.24% 69 -2 3305
Single Family over $500K $1,243,529 -0.49% $779,000 -2.50% 107 -3 3051
Condo/Townhome under $300K $216,636 -2.05% $224,900 -2.22% 95 -9 579
Condo/Townhome over $300K $464,392 0.42% $409,000 -1.45% 105 0 657
San Bernardino County, CA
Single Family under $500K $307,262 1.64% $300,000 0.33% 67 -6 2902
Single Family over $500K $927,587 -5.53% $699,998 -2.08% 102 -12 1151
Condo/Townhome under $300K $215,786 4.40% $229,888 6.92% 57 0 66
Condo/Townhome over $300K $433,686 3.11% $399,000 5.00% 54 -8 128
Orange County, CA
Single Family under $1.3M $866,886 2.38% $839,000 2.44% 48 -4 1889
Single Family over $1.3M $3,613,810 -3.83% $2,258,000 -1.39% 95 -8 1629
Condo/Townhome under $600K $427,196 -0.14% $429,000 0.23% 42 -2 581
Condo/Townhome over $600K $1,153,084 -0.34% $869,950 -3.23% 60 -7 546
If you know someone who is considering buying or selling a home, please give me a call. I will provide professional & courteous service along with knowledgeable guidance throughout the process.
Sincerely,
Yesenia E. Ruvalcaba-Garcia, Broker
Realtor®/HUD REO & Listing Specialist
Direct (626) 252-0839
Office (626) 917-6200 ext. 14
Cell Phone (626) 252-0839
Fax (626) 209-8318
CalBRE License Number: 01293970
yeseniaruvalcaba@aol.com
newcenturybroker.com
New Century Realtors

Alhambra HUD Home! Open House!

2101 S Palm Ave, Alhambra, CA

OPEN HOUSE
February 23, Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
February 24, Saturday 10:00 PM – 2:00 PM

$ Click for current price
3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1909 SQUARE FEET

HUD Home! Amazing opportunity to own a great home in the city of Alhambra. This home features a large living room with beautiful fireplace, formal dining room, and a gorgeous sunroom located right off the kitchen area. Large master bedroom, spacious bedrooms and baths. This home just needs a little TLC to bring it to its full potential. Located just blocks from the 10 FWY, this home is perfect for easy commuting access, just minutes from Downtown LA, Cal State LA, County USC. It is directly across the street from Granada Park, blocks from public transportation, schools, and shopping. You must see to appreciate it! View our Foreclosure Guides



All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Not intended as a solicitation if you are currently working with a Broker.

 

Five Ways to Come Up with a Down Payment

Coming up with a hefty down payment can be intimidating, but with a little work and ingenuity you can do it. Here are a few ideas for coming up with the needed cash:

1. Down-Payment Assistance Programs
Many states offer down-payment assistance programs. You must go through an application process and qualify based on income and credit, but if you do qualify, these programs are amazing. Typically you will receive a grant for the amount of your down payment; it’s basically free money from the government to encourage responsible citizens to buy their first home.

2. Try to Qualify for an FHA Loan
If you qualify, an FHA loan can make first-time home ownership much easier. FHA-backed loans typically offer more manageable down payments (as little as 3.5 percent compared to the 10-30 percent required for conventional home loans). These loans are subject to credit requirements but sometimes less stringent ones than other loans.

3. Help from Family
If your parents or other relatives are in a financial position to help you purchase your first home, they may be happy to do so. Approach the conversation with a gracious and humble mind frame and don’t expect a specific outcome. Emphasize that you are ready to become a homeowner and begin solidifying your financial future, but that you don’t have enough cash on hand for a down payment.

Perhaps you are planning to get married in the near future. Instead of asking your parents to help you pay for the wedding, ask for help with a down payment—a smaller, more modest wedding may be well worth becoming a homeowner. As long as the gift is less than $13,000 (or $26,000 for a couple), you shouldn’t have to pay income taxes on it, either.

4. Boost Your Income
Instead of looking at your current income and thinking that saving a chunk of money is impossible, ask yourself how you can earn more money. Options include freelancing on the side or getting a job on the weekends working retail or at a restaurant. No matter how you choose to boost your income, the main goal is to continue living on your old income while putting away any extra money.

5. Borrow from Your IRA
While taking out a loan from your retirement account is generally frowned upon and penalized with taxes and early-withdrawal fees, one exception is borrowing from your IRA specifically for a down payment on a house. If you qualify, you can borrow up to $10,000 penalty-free toward a real estate purchase.

Are you thinking about purchasing a home and looking for advice on where to start? Give me a call at (626) 252-0839,  we will sit down and draft out a plan for your specific situation, whether it be buying something this month or 6-12 months down the line, its important to have knowledge and tools available to you. Let me help! 

Are you wondering what your home would sell for in today’s market? Click HERE for a free estimate! 

For a more in depth consultation please contact us directly at (626) 252-0839

4 WAYS EMOTIONS CAN INTERFERE WITH HOUSE HUNTING

Buying a home is an exciting, emotional, and stressful project. Whether you have purchased a home before or are preparing to buy your first one, you don’t want to let your emotions make the decision for you. The following are pitfalls that can be costly, and you’ll want to avoid them.

1. Love at First Sight
Don’t fall in love with the first house you see and determine to buy it no matter what. You could end up overpaying for the property. Or, after the sale, you may discover costly repairs that will negate any profit from a future resale. Many real estate agents insist their clients look at a few houses before entering into a contract because they have witnessed buyer remorse when clients insist on buying the first or second home they see.

2. Always Looking for a Better Deal
These buyers are just the opposite of the love-at-first-sight crowd. They think there is always a better deal than the one they just saw, or they hope the price will drop on some of the homes they have liked. While it is possible, it is highly unlikely. If you pass up a good deal just because you think the owner is going to drop the price later on, you are giving another buyer the chance to snatch it up. If a home has all you want, is in the right neighborhood, and is priced well, you better buy it before it’s gone.

3. Paying Too Much for the “Perfect” Home
It is highly unlikely there is any such thing as a perfect home, but sometimes buyers believe they have found one. When this happens the buyer acts on their emotions because they will do anything to get that house. When you buy a home, you always need to know you can resell it without losing any money. Unfortunately, when people find what they believe is the perfect home, they will often bid high to ensure their offer is accepted and in the process may overextend themselves financially.

4. Unrealistic Offers
The opposite of the overpayer is the low bidder. There is a big difference between negotiating a price with a seller and offering an unrealistically low price. Discuss this with your agent before you wind up alienating the seller and possibly the chance to buy the property. Making a realistic bid that is good for you and the seller is the answer to getting the property you want.

Shopping with your emotions rarely yields a good deal. Listen to your real estate agent’s suggestions, look at several homes, and then make your decision. Once you have your home, don’t look back. Enjoy this home and make improvements. You will be one step closer to your dream home.

Are you thinking about purchasing a home and looking for advise on where to start? Give me a call at (626) 252-0839,  we will sit down and draft out a plan for your specific situation, whether it be buying something this month or 6-12 months down the line, its important to have the tools available to you. Let me help! 

Are you wondering what your home would sell for in today’s market? Click HERE for a free estimate! 

For a more in depth consultation please contact us directly at (626) 252-0839