Monthly Archives: September 2011

Buying a Home in San Diego: Encinitas

Posted by JD Esajian // September 19, 2011

Do you have a job in San Diego but don’t want to settle in the bustling city? Then look no further than Encinitas. This coastal town, located 25 miles north of America’s Finest City, is the perfect place for commuters to settle down and raise a family.

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Flipping Houses: 4 Projects That Are Worth the Money

Posted by JD Esajian // September 18, 2011

Since the goal of flipping houses is to sell your real estate investment for more than it costs to rehabilitate it, many people try to minimize expenses as much as possible. However, sometimes it’s better to spend the money in order to raise your house’s property value as high as it can go. Here are four projects that are worth dishing out the dollars for:

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Are Adjustable Rate Mortgages a Good Idea?

Posted by JD Esajian // September 16, 2011

Because of their low initial interest rates, adjustable rate mortgages can be enticing to potential homeowners who are looking to finance a house. But are they really a good idea? Well, yes and no. Here are some things to consider before signing for an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM):

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Buying a Home in Connecticut: Litchfield

Posted by JD Esajian // September 15, 2011

While it’s best known as a summer New England getaway, Litchfield has something to offer its residents all year round. If you want to live somewhere with lots of fresh air and solitude, you can’t beat this quaint little town.

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Terms Every Real Estate Investor Should Be Familiar With

Posted by JD Esajian // September 14, 2011

The language of real estate can be confusing – especially all the legal jargon, like “escrow” and “liens.” If you’re going to be successful on the real estate market, though, you need to be able to speak this language fluently. Whether you’re an ambitious investor or you’re just trying to sell your house, here are four real estate terms you should be familiar with.

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4 Jobs You Should Leave to the Professionals When Rehabbing Properties

Posted by JD Esajian // September 13, 2011

When people first get into the business of rehabbing properties, many dream of doing all of the work themselves in order to maximize their profits. But some jobs are dangerous for the house and the owner as well if he or she isn’t highly skilled. These jobs are best left to certified professionals. If you’re rehabbing properties, here are four projects you should always hand over to a pro:

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Buying a Home in San Diego: Pacific Beach

Posted by JD Esajian // September 12, 2011

Bounded by La Jolla and Mission Bay, Pacific Beach is a surfer’s dreamland that’s quickly turning into a great neighborhood for professionals and young families. A happening nightlife, great beaches and famous boardwalk make it one of the best places to live in America’s Finest City.

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You Have to Short Sell Your Home: Now What?

Posted by JD Esajian // September 11, 2011

Nobody wants to sell their home before their mortgage is paid off, but with foreclosure rates at a record high, more people than ever are being forced to short sell their houses. While the process is painful, it can be even worse if you don’t make sure to follow all the right steps. If you’re thinking about short selling your home, here are a few words of advice:

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What to do if Your Home Has Flooded

Posted by JD Esajian // September 9, 2011

Just last month, Hurricane Irene caused record amounts of flood damage to Connecticut houses. While there’s nothing anyone can do about natural disasters like Irene, you can still save a flooded real estate investment if you follow the proper procedures.

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Buying a Home in San Diego: North Park

Posted by JD Esajian // September 8, 2011

Located in the heart of San Diego, North Park is renowned for its historic bungalows and its active neighborhood council. The locals think of it as an urban village – a small town with fantastic public transportation and plenty of public spaces. But it’s much more than that. North Park is a great place for young professionals, young families or anyone else looking to buy a house in San Diego.

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