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Up-and-Coming LA Neighborhoods: Bell Gardens

Our next installment of up-and-coming areas in the greater Los Angeles area takes us a little farther south this time, to Bell Gardens. Located between East Los Angeles and Downey, Bell Gardens boasts one of the lowest costs …

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Turning the Tide: Unexpected Interest Rate Drop

Much of the mortgage and housing industry has been focused on the steady mortgage rate increases we have seen since the end of 2018. All predictions have pointed toward a continued rise in the rates for the foreseeable …

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Up-and-Coming LA Neighborhoods: Inglewood

For the next installment of our Up-and-Coming series, we head southwest of downtown Los Angeles. If you are looking for an area that is not only making big changes now but has more on the horizon, Inglewood may …

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Up-and-Coming LA Neighborhoods: Monrovia

Next on our list of up-and-coming neighborhoods is a little farther to the northeast of Los Angeles. It is a little higher on the cost-of-living scale, but if you have ever been to Monrovia, you will probably agree …

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Up-and-Coming LA Neighborhoods: Glassell Park

As we continue our series on up-and-coming neighborhoods in the greater Los Angeles area, we are sticking to the northeast. Glassell Park, situated west of Highland Park and north of Elysian Park, can trace its roots back to …

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Up-and-Coming LA Neighborhoods: Highland Park

It’s no secret that Los Angeles is huge—and growing all the time. Nearly 4 million people live inside Los Angeles city limits. Nearly 13 million live in the greater Los Angeles area. With numbers like these, it is …

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Inside Look: the No-Fee Mortgage Explained

If you have bought a home in the past, you are likely well-acquainted with the process of securing financing. You find a bank or a mortgage broker, get pre-qualified, and find out how low of an interest rate …

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How to Protect Yourself from Wire Fraud

From security breaches to identity theft, today’s consumers have many obstacles to avoid in the quest to protect what’s theirs. In recent years, the growing threat impacting those who are buying a house. Wire fraud is a growing …

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Bursting Bubbles Around the World

In December, we discussed the US housing market and how it compares to key housing markets around the world. There, we compared average home sizes, “ideal” home sizes as defined by homeowners, and the costs of ownership. To …

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Rise of the Online Real Estate Platforms

If you haven’t heard of companies like Redfin, Opendoor, Zillow Offers, or Xome yet, you will soon. These companies—and several others—are shaking up the real estate marketplace like nothing else in recent decades. While each company has its …

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