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Debt-to-Income Ratios and Home Buying

On September 7, 2016, Posted by , In Buying Real Estate, With No Comments

Most potential homebuyers are familiar with the importance of credit scores and job security in qualifying for a mortgage. Another factor that many homebuyers overlook is the connection between a debt-to-income ratio and home buying. This figure, also known as DTI, reflects the portion of your gross monthly income that must go toward…

Want Beautiful City Views for an Affordable Price? Consider Baldwin Hills

On April 20, 2016, Posted by , In Buying Real Estate, With No Comments

Ever since I moved to Los Angeles in 2011, I have been enamored with the Baldwin Hills/Baldwin Vista area. From its proximity to the nearby cultural hub Leimert Park to the absolutely breathtaking views from the homes in the hills, if you’re looking for a beautiful luxury home for an…

Looking for Homes in the Burbank/Glendale/Eagle Rock Area?

On March 12, 2016, Posted by , In blog,Buying Real Estate, With No Comments

I’m often heading out with some of my wonderful clients to find homes in the Burbank/Glendale/Eagle Rock area. With young children, finding a home near great schools is of the utmost importance. As one of the most popular areas in Greater Los Angeles, finding a dream home is not at…

Would You Like a $600 Gift Card to Home Depot? Like my New Facebook Page!

On March 10, 2016, Posted by , In Buying Real Estate,Selling Real Estate, With No Comments

Sur-Ryl Homes is on Facebook!  Have you liked the new Sur-Ryl Homes Facebook page yet? If not, visit www.facebook.com/surrylhomes and join me for real estate tips and best practices, advice, local news, updates and more. And because we’re such good friends, I want to invite you to enter my March sweepstakes…

What Does the New Football Team Mean for Inglewood Real Estate?

On January 26, 2016, Posted by , In Buying Real Estate,Selling Real Estate, With No Comments

With the move finally approved by the NFL, Rams owner Stan Kroenke announced that the St. Louis team would be relocating Inglewood. The relocation of the football team and the creation of a very large (the NFL’s biggest yet) stadium will have a significant impact on commercial and residential real…

Fed Votes to Boost Interest Rates

On December 16, 2015, Posted by , In blog,Buying Real Estate,Selling Real Estate, With No Comments

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Federal Reserve has chosen to increase interest rates. This unanimous decision shows the government’s confidence in the economy, signifying that we are finally back on the upswing. If today’s rising stocks offer any indication of how investors are reacting to the news, we’d say they…

The First Rule of Rising Interest Rates: Don’t Panic

On December 15, 2015, Posted by , In Buying Real Estate, With No Comments

The good news is the economy is recovering. The bad news is the Fed is raising interest rates. This should not come as a surprise for most prospective home­buyers, as they’ve likely been pressured to pull the trigger for months in anticipation of the rate hike. Since the 2008 recession,…

8 Steps to Buying Your Home

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In blog,Buying Real Estate, With 1 Comment

1. Decide to buy. Although there are many good reasons for you to buy a home, wealth building ranks among the top of the list. We call home ownership the best “accidental investment” most people ever make. But, we believe when it is done right, home ownership becomes an “intentional…

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