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Interest Rates Make it the Easiest in Decades to Buy a Home

Larry O. Doss Friday, February 21, 2020

With interest rates hovering at near historic lows, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been, and how much they’ve changed over time.
According to Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are currently hovering near a five-decade low.
The impact your interest rate has on your monthly mortgage payment is significant. An increase of just $20 dollars in your monthly payment can add up to $240 per year or $7,200 over the life of your loan. Maybe it’s time to lock in now while rates are still low.... Read more

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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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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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2010 a refreshing change

Larry O. Doss Tuesday, June 22, 2010

So this is my blog. A humble start to what I hope will be a place for some good, informative real estate discussions. Please feel free to leave a comment, be it questions, corrections, suggestions or crystal ball readings!

Thanks so much for checking it out.


2010 is turning out to be so much better than 2009, not that things are back to where we were in 2006 but at least people are buying again.
The tax credit really helped get the year off to a good start and since the tax credit expired, we have seen a bit of a slow down.
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First Listing

Larry O. Doss Monday, June 7, 2010

Hi Everyone!
After 14 weeks of education and training I am finally ready to go. And good thing to because I already have a listing. 208 Melwood is a great property, especially for an investor. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. It has been rented for an average of $850 a month, and at today’s historically low interest rates that means a nice return on investment.
I’ll be back later with some tips for 1st time homebuyers!

Thanks,

Kyle... Read more




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Predict the Future While Buying a Home

Larry O. Doss Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Whether you are a seller or a buyer in the real estate transactions, you must always thing in the long term of the real estate market. There are several factors that can influence tomorrow’s market and you must be prepared for both ups and downs. To sell your home for a profitable price, you must ensure that your house in good condition. This is because, buyers usually look for homes in to which they can move in immediately without having to get many things repaired. However, if you are relocating, then you must decide whether you wish to sell your current home and buy a new home in the new lo... Read more

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Want to Buy the Elk Grove Homes For Sale? Manage Your Finances Properly…

Larry O. Doss Thursday, January 7, 2010

Your dream of owning a home in Elk Grove will no longer be a dream. With many loan programs for the first time investors on the Elk Grove homes for sale and all necessary information present on the internet, you can easily buy your dream home. With the right information and money in hand, your investment becomes easy. But it is essential that you handle your finances correctly. Here are a few steps to help you properly manage your money.

• Your credit score and credit grade will play an important role in determining the mortgage and interest rates that you are eligible to. So to begin... Read more

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The Foreclosure Story

Larry O. Doss Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It is everyone’s dream in Sacramento to own a home. As home loans are made easily affordable, almost every family has a home of their own. Home loans with low mortgage rates are provided by the government for low income and bad credit people. These loans have interest rates as less as three percent. Consolidation of loans by the government has made repayment much easier. In spite of all these, foreclosures are on the rise.

The major factors that contribute to foreclosures are fall in real estate prices, abundance of unsold homes, inert home sales and mortgage loans going into default... Read more

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Recession Proof Career

Larry O. Doss Friday, November 27, 2009

The recent economic conditions had unemployment rates higher than what they had been in more than a quarter of a century. Ironically the housing sector had created incredible opportunities as the interest rates in buying and selling were on the rise. During such times the country saw a gradual rise in the demand for real estate agents.

To become a real estate agent you can be educated in any of the business schools through diploma and course programs or you could have attained skills through online courses. What matters most to become a real estate agent is that you must posses a lice... Read more

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Sacramento-area man called the housing crash

Larry O. Doss Friday, September 4, 2009

Hats are off today to Sacramento’s Michael Choe, 43, a supervising engineer with the state Department of Toxic Substances Control. This week he earned his second appearance in Time magazine since 2005 – for making good calls in this crazed real estate market.

Choe sold high in 2004.

He rented for four years.

He bought low in 2008.

As the housing crash continues, Choe’s is the ultimate wish-we-had-done-that tale.

In September 2004, as the market soared (the median price was 25.6 percent higher than the same time a year earlier in Sacrame... Read more

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