When an ARM mortgage makes sense

September 11, 2012
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“Locking in a historically low fixed rate might feel safer. But borrowers can save big on ARMs right now. During the housing meltdown, adjustable-rate mortgages were vilified as a hallmark of irresponsible borrowing. Recently, though, they’ve been making a comeback, especially among affluent borrowers.” – CNN Money Click here to read more read more →

Historic Year for Santa Monica Softball Team

September 7, 2012
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We are pleased to have been a sponsor of the 12U Santa Monica Girls All-Star Softball Team, which made a historic bid for the National Title this year in Salem, Oregon.  The 12 U team finished its season with a 35-1-6 record competing in 7 tournaments, the best in the Santa Monica Girls Fastpitch League.. read more →

Lincoln Boulevard Improvement Project

September 7, 2012
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The City of Santa Monica invites you to an OPEN HOUSE meeting on Monday, September 10th at Olympic High School from 7-9 PM to learn more about the repaving and dedicated bus lane projects on Lincoln Boulevard (between the freeway and the Venice border). WHEN: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, AT 7-9 PM WHERE: OLYMPIC HIGH SCHOOL.. read more →

Get a Picture Perfect Home Sale

August 28, 2012
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Excerpt from Wall Street Journal article: “Good pictures are a crucial marketing tool for a home sale…According to research from the National Association of Realtors, 98% of home buyers who searched for a home online said photos were among the most useful features of real-estate websites…Listings of homes with photos taken by professionals have about.. read more →

Upcoming Recycling Events in Santa Monica

August 20, 2012
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1) September 22nd – Citywide Yard Sale Helping the environment and making money has never been so easy. On Saturday, September 22nd, Santa Monica is turning into one big citywide yard sale. Cruise for bargains all over town and go green by reducing waste and keeping valuable resources out of the landfill. Whether you’re trying.. read more →

Shortage of homes for sale creates fierce competition

August 8, 2012
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Record low interest rates coupled with low housing inventories, sends would-be buyers scrambling to bid on homes before they’re even listed, and real estate agents are vying to represent the few sellers that do exist. Click here to read the full article. read more →

Housing Passes a Milestone: “The U.S. Housing Bust is Over.” – WSJ

August 7, 2012
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The housing market has turned—at last. The U.S. finally has moved beyond attention-grabbing predictions from housing “experts” that housing is bottoming. The numbers are now convincing. Nearly seven years after the housing bubble burst, most indexes of house prices are bending up. “We finally saw some rising home prices,” S&P’s David Blitzer said a few.. read more →