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How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to Understand

Larry O. Doss Thursday, February 20, 2020

In the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to buy. The truth is, many potential buyers continue to dream longer than they need to, simply because they’re confused about the homebuying process. Thankfully, working with a trusted real estate professional can help ease those concerns and make the process to homeownership much easier to understand.

A recent survey conducted by Ipson and Freddie Mac reveals the confidence level of Gen Z and Millennial buyers regarding the homebuying process. The graph below... Read more

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The “Green Rush” is on!

Larry O. Doss Sunday, January 22, 2017

People from all over California and all over the nation are rushing to Humboldt County to buy up “grow properties,” land suitable for the growing of marijuana. Has it affected the real estate market in Humboldt County? I teased out some simple statistics to get a broad overview of this issue.

To get a baseline of the real estate market without the influence of “grow properties, “ I pulled up all of the single family homes sold in Humboldt County on city lots over the last 4 years. These homes, by and large, shouldn’t be affected by the marijuana industry.

What I saw was a ... Read more

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What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

Larry O. Doss

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase a home with a down payment below 20%, you can never have Too Much Information (TMI) about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).

Freddie Mac defines PMI as: "An insurance policy that protects the lender if you are unable to pay your mortgage. It’s a monthly fee, rolled into your mortgage payment, that is required for all conforming, conventional loans that have down payments less t... Read more

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Market Update August 2010

Larry O. Doss Thursday, August 12, 2010

With the summer moving on, we are moving into the busier season for Real Estate. Visitors that are considering buying are now winding down their vacations and focusing more on Real Estate. This is why we have seen more showings and offers in the past two weeks than in all of July. This has been a typical pattern for many years now.

Sellers are lowering prices in an effort attract those buyers and get an offer. With interest rates so lows and seller motivation high we are seeing a nice third quarter rally.

There is still a lot of inventory which will continue to keep prices do... Read more




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Are You Ready To Get In The Investor's Market

Larry O. Doss Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Yuba Sutter Area is perfect for a seasoned or first time investor. With many homes available, the variety is vast, from single family homes, to multi-family dwellings as duplexes and apartments, and investor has a large range to choose from. Close to major metropolitan areas as Sacramento, and Chico, and the "road less taken" up to the Sierras, residents enjoy a small town feel, with modern accomodations of larger chain stores.
How to get started:
1. Get educated in the area, the market, and availability
2. Understand terminology REO and Shortsale
3. Decide on your crite... Read more

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Understanding Financial Risk when Purchasing a Home

Larry O. Doss Monday, January 25, 2010

The average sales price of homes in Yuba City CA for the month of Sep 09 to the month of Nov 09 was $165,000. This shows an increase of 3.1%, or $5,000, from the previous quarter. There was a decline of 6.8% compared to the year 2008. Sales prices have depreciated at a drastic rate of 38.2% during last five years in Yuba City.

It was found that the average list price for a Yuba City home on sale was $266,086, week ending Jan 13th; this is clearly a decline of 1.2%, or $3,107, compared to the decline of 4.7% during the previous week. The price per square foot on an average in Yuba Cit... Read more

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The latest on Interiors at Elk Grove homes

Larry O. Doss Friday, January 22, 2010

It would be a good thing to take a second look the next time you visit a gorgeous master bathroom. It would be easier if one had a step or two on getting in and out of a large tub. But one of the Interior designers, Adele Lampert of Page One Interiors, Inc. in Barrington, disagrees. It is much safer to sit on the deck and rotate than think of a slippery foothold. While we often think of interior design as creating pretty rooms, there can also be underlying safety issues. Educated and experienced designers like Lampert can spot them and find solutions for homeowners.

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Placer homes for sale

Larry O. Doss Thursday, January 21, 2010

Placerville makes way for the latest “evil knevils” of their time with the Placerville speedway catching momentum this year. This event normally conducted at El Dorado County Fairgrounds on a quarter mile oval. There is news of newly built cars and admission for sneak preview will happen later in the month. Apart from the speed racers, the kids also get bicycle races and other categories of races, including your police personnel, will also be conducted keeping the residents glued to all the racing action.

Chuck’s is another interesting spot for the locals and the travelers, which is... Read more

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Elk Grove homes for sale

Larry O. Doss Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The beauty of Elk Grove is the perfect balance of open spaces like the Cosumnes River Preserve and Stone Lake Wildlife Reserve with the business and residential developments. Elk Grove Community has made it a priority to provide parks for the residents and is known for the excellent park management system. Elk Grove offers small homes to ranch estates for sale, giving the city small town feel alongside the growing businesses and amenities of an urban set up.

The population at Elk Grove is diverse, with a wide variety of ethnical groups, income levels and multigenerational families and... Read more

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Sacramento Homes for sale

Larry O. Doss Tuesday, January 19, 2010

In a time where the G 20 summit has mixed feelings and demands, it is reassuring to know that there are some places in the world where the word ‘environment’ has been revered with serious action. Sacramento, according to the journal, American bicyclist, ranks fourth in the country for bicycle commuting. Business professionals and specialists are claiming that the use of bicycles is more viable than the regular transport for two reasons – pollution free atmosphere and healthier lifestyles.

The New Year has also brought in the hopes of constructing a new sports and entertainment center ... Read more

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All You Need To Know About Home Insurance

Larry O. Doss Monday, January 18, 2010

While buying a home, you are always advised to get a home insurance. But do you know what a home insurance is and what are its benefits?

The type of property insurance that covers private homes is called home insurance. This home insurance policy protects the home and the homeowners from the loss that can occur due to damage to the home and its contents. Also, the liabilities for public accidents like fire occurring at home leading to damage of personal possessions are also covered in the home insurance policies.

Information of the property like the property value and materia... Read more

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Whether To Invest On A Pre Foreclosed Or An REO Property?

Larry O. Doss Friday, January 15, 2010

If you are an investor looking to invest on a foreclosed property, then you may also want to consider whether to buy the Real Estate Owned property or the pre- foreclosed property that is still owned by the borrower. You may feel that investing on an REO property is a fairer deal as you will be assured with the title to the property and the insurance. Also you will have a security of the old owner not returning to claim back the property.

However, these features are not applicable when you buy a pre foreclosed home! But the real problem you will face when you want to invest on an REO... Read more

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