What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

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While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for potential buyers is that you don’t need a score that high to qualify for a mortgage. Let’s unpack the credit score myth so you...

What to Expect from Your Home Inspection

What to Expect from Your Home Inspection

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You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent upon a clean home inspection.This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you offered for the home, ask...

Maps of Long Beach, California Historic Districts

Maps of Long Beach, California Historic Districts

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Historic DistrictsBelmont HeightsBluff HeightsBluff ParkBrenner PlaceCalifornia HeightsCarroll ParkDrake Park / Wilmore CityEliot LaneHellman Street CraftsmanLinden AvenueLowena DriveMinerva PlaceRose ParkRose Park SouthSunrise BoulevardWilton StreetWrigley Area

Long Beach, California Historic Districts

Long Beach, California Historic Districts

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Historic districts are designated neighborhoods that contain groups of older,unaltered houses that preserve the visual qualities and ambience of the past.While each building may not be individually eligible of landmark status, the neighborhood may qualify as a historic...

Three Principles All Successful Business Leaders Live By

Three Principles All Successful Business Leaders Live By

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Have you ever thought of what makes for an enriching business interaction? Typically, the most successful business leaders are also people with whom you enjoy working. Think about it — you wouldn’t want to do business with someone you found unpleasant, would you?

Average Equity for Homeowners Increases by $4,900

Average Equity for Homeowners Increases by $4,900

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The collective equity of homeowners increased 4.8 percent, or by $428 billion, in the last year, from the second quarter of 2018 to the second quarter of 2019, according to CoreLogic's latest Home Equity Report. For the average homeowner, that equates to $4,900.

One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home

One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home

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One of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment each month. Part of that payment is applied to the principal balance of your mortgage. Each month you owe less on the home. The difference...