Monthly Archives: January 2008

Words of Advice: What others have to say about why they prefer buying a home rather than renting.

From a recent article in the New York Times, January 4, 2008. I live in coastal Southern California where prices have been insane for a long times (5 years). Only 15% of the folks who work here can afford to … Continue reading

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10 Creative Ways to Afford a Home

If your income and savings are making home buying a challenge, consider these creative options. Speaking from my own personal experience, the use of 4 of these techniques helped make possible home ownership for my husband and me. We purchased … Continue reading

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How to Pick the Wrong Lender

One day, you’re interested in getting a loan. Your plan is simple: Call a number of lenders and see who has the lowest rate. You call the first lender. She or he asks you when you plan on getting your … Continue reading

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