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UNDERSTANDING CHALLENGES BUYERS FACE IN THE PRESENT MARKET

I know all too well that home financing can make or break any deal. Immediately after the housing crisis, the pendulum swung to high down payment and high credit score requirements. Distressed sales and cash buyers dominated the landscape.


Buyers heard discouraging news for years and it caused many qualified buyers to opt out of homeownership simply because they thought they couldn’t qualify. In fact, according to California Real Estate, official magazine of the Orange County Association of Realtors, homeownership is near a 30-year low nationally.


They didn’t talk to me, a Realtor, or a lender, and they didn’t shop for homes, or even dream of their next move. Thankfully that mindset is changing. The American Dream of homeownership is still very much alive.


U.S. residents are more likely to consider real estate the best option for long-term investments than in the past, according to Gallup. Yet financing--and understanding how to attain it--remains an obstacle for many would-be buyers. Contact me today and I, along with my team, can help you.

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