Long Beach and Lakewood Real Estate Blog

Which of These 5 Mortgages is Right for You?

Which of These 5 Mortgages is Right for You?

There are five main types of mortgages available in the United States: fixed-rate, adjustable-rate, VA, FHA, and USDA. Each type has its own unique benefits and drawbacks, so it can be tricky to decide which one is right for you. This guide breaks ...

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Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper to Flip It?

Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper to Flip It?

There's something alluring about the idea of buying a fixer-upper and flipping it for a quick profit. But is buying a fixer-upper to flip it really such a great idea, or is it just asking for trouble? This guide explains. Should You Buy a ...

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Can a Seller Keep Your Earnest Money Deposit?

Can a Seller Keep Your Earnest Money Deposit?

When you make an offer on a house, it's customary to put down earnest money as a sign of good faith. This is usually between 1 and 3 percent of the home's purchase price, and the idea is that you will forfeit this money if you back out of the deal. ...

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3 Fun (and Quirky) Adventures in Long Beach

3 Fun (and Quirky) Adventures in Long Beach

When you move to Long Beach, you need the scoop on nearby adventures - and this guide outlines three of them. 3 Fun (and Quirky) Adventures in Long Beach Check out these off-the-beaten-path adventures you can go on when you move to Long ...

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Colors and How They Affect Our Buying Habits!

Colors and How They Affect Our Buying Habits!

If it is time to repaint your home, then you need to consider how your color choice could affect the value of your home. When it comes to selling something, the color is more important than you might think! The Institute for Color Research has ...

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How to Buy a Home After a Bankruptcy

How to Buy a Home After a Bankruptcy

  If you have a bankruptcy in your past, you may be able to secure financing to buy a home - but here's what you need to know. How to Buy a Home After a Bankruptcy Many people who have a bankruptcy in their past eventually qualify for a ...

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7 Tips for Moving With a Cat

7 Tips for Moving With a Cat

  If you're a cat-parent buying a new home in Lakewood or Long Beach, how are you going to get your feline family member from Point A to Point B with as little stress as possible? This guide gives you seven tips for moving with a cat that may ...

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Golf Events in and Around Long Beach for July 2022

Golf Events in and Around Long Beach for July 2022

If you're looking for Long Beach, CA's July 2022 golf events, you're in luck - we have a comprehensive list of all the tournaments, outings and more. Golf Events in and Around Long Beach for July 2022 Check out these upcoming events: July 8: Long ...

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What is Debt-to-Income Ratio? DTI, Explained

What is Debt-to-Income Ratio? DTI, Explained

When you're buying a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, you most likely need a mortgage loan (most people do). Your lender will take a look at your debt-to-income ratio - but what is that, and how does it affect your ability to get a loan? This guide ...

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Down Payment Assistance in Long Beach and Lakewood

Down Payment Assistance in Long Beach and Lakewood

Buying a home is a big undertaking – and if you're like many people, you could use some down payment assistance. In Long Beach and Lakewood, there are a few programs you may be able to take advantage of. This guide explains. Down Payment ...

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5 Great Golf Courses In and Around Lakewood

5 Great Golf Courses In and Around Lakewood

Looking for a great golf experience? From championship-level courses to more beginner-friendly options, there's something for everyone. Grab your clubs and get ready for some fun! 5 Great Golf Courses In and Around Lakewood Check out these five ...

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5 Great Coffee Shops to Try in Lakewood

5 Great Coffee Shops to Try in Lakewood

  If you're in the mood for a great cup of coffee, Lakewood has some great options to choose from – so we’ve put together a quick list for the next time you’re out and about. 5 Great Coffee Shops to Try in Lakewood Here are 5 ...

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