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                  There are loan limits set for different kinds of loans in different areas. These dictate how much you can borrow in a given area. Conforming Loan Limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are nation-wide, but High Balance loans are available over that amount for qualified borrowers (people who can afford to buy a more expensive home based on income and credit) in certain areas where property values are higher. Below is a break-down of our local loan limits. If you have questions about these loan limits, feel free to contact us.   CONFORMING LOAN LIMITS, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac   Single Family Residence: $417,000 Two-Family Residence: $533,850 Three-Family Residence: $654,300 Four-Family…
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All homes on the market are NOT created equal! This is a CERTIFIED PRE OWNED PROPERTY the home inspection and termite inspection have already been performed. Rest assured that this home is ready for new owners and that there won't be any suprises.  

Newer turn key single story 3 bedroom home with all of the upgrades you want! This home is incredible, it has a 3 car garage, granite counters, possible RV parking, designer colored paint, diagonal set travertine look tile, an open floor plan, great room, indoor laundry, and even an outdoor storage building built to match the home! Can you imagine getting all of this for less than $300,000? This home will not last at this price, it has EVERYTHING that you could possibly ask for.

Please call (909) 581-2100

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The FHA has made it drastically easier for once-struggling homeowners to qualify for an FHA loan.

The Federal Housing Administration has announced in a letter to mortgagees that it will reduce the time homebuyers must wait after a bankruptcy, foreclosure or short sale before qualifying for an FHA-backed mortgage. The period had previously been two years following a bankruptcy, and three years following a foreclosure or short sale. The agency has now reduced the waiting period to one year.

"FHA recognizes the hardships faced by these borrowers, and realizes that their credit histories may not fully reflect their true ability or propensity to repay a mortgage," FHA Commissioner Carol Galante said in the letter.

But fulfilling the new, more lenient

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As you prepare to explore real estate for sale in Upland, CA, here are some quick tips to help you stay organized so you reach your goal of finding the perfect property.

Assuming you already know your budget, you are pre-approved for a loan, and you are ready to start your home search, consider the below questions so the water is not muddied as you begin to view properties: 

  • Have you narrowed your search to a few preferred zip codes, taking into account commute time, schools, safety, etc.?
  • Do you prefer a single family home or an attached property?
  • Be honest with yourself about the size of home you need. For example, how many bedrooms and baths?  If your "must-have" is a 4BR/3BA, should a 3BR/2BA even be on your list of properties to view?
  • Do
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To begin your search for MLS listings for Claremont, CA, start exploring our website today. 

What is a Multiple Listing Service?  

A multiple listing services, or, rather, an "MLS," is simply a database of properties shared by real estate brokers across an area. For example, Brokers A, B, C, and D can see listings entered into the multiple listing service by Brokers A,B, C, and D, and so on. 

This formal sharing of property information makes it easier for  real estate professionals to access each other's listing databases.  Homes entered into a multiple listing service by one brokerage are visible to a reciprocal broker's agents almost immediately. 

Multiple Listing Services are a Win-win for Home Buyers

MLS's are a win-win for home buyers. Why?

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La Verne, CA, a small, affluent community located approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles, has a number of properties for sale.  Traditionally, the city, which is tucked neatly into the base of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, has appealed to senior citizens (with its large number of retirement communities).

However, several large-scale homes have been developed over the past 20 years, which has contributed to an influx of younger families and school-aged children.

La Verne real estate now consists of a great number of single family residences, luxury properties, condos and townhomes, income properties, and historic houses.  (Foreclosure and short sale values are also available in the city and neighboring towns.)

To search for homes in and

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Are you researching easy-commuting cities near Los Angeles? Consider Glendora, CA, a community that sits approximately twenty three miles from the epicenter of the City of Angeles.  The town rests at the base of the captivating San Gabriel Mountains, in the eastern division of LA County.

You can leave the hustle and bustle of the big metropolis behind and retire in the evenings to what has been referred to as the "Mayberry" of the Greater LA area.

Traveling to Your "Mayberry" from the Big City

For transportation options in the area, visit the municipality online at You will find links to local and commuter transportation outlets (i.e., shuttles, minibuses, metro transit, rail lines, etc.). You will

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Are you interested in exploring new homes in Rancho Cucamonga, CA? This exclusive area of San Bernardino County has been ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States by Money Magazine.

Let's take a look at some communities on the market right now. The below residences are offered by Beazer Homes, Ryland Homes, and Meritage Homes:

The Vineyards at Harvest: A private collection of fifteen executive-style residences. Residents of The Vineyards at Harvest, a gated enclave, are privy to impeccable amenities in this subdivision of single-story homes. (Developer: Beazer Homes; square footage: approximately 3,000 - 3,250 sq. ft.; price point: from high 500's to low 600's.)

Vista Heights (Rancho Etiwanda Estates): This gated community of

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All homes on the market are NOT created equal! Have you experienced the frustration of submitting offers on homes only to never find out what happened? This happens on Bank Owned Property, Investor property that is being "flipped", and on Short Sales much more often than most people would realize. Are you looking for a home that does not fall into that cateqory? 

5858 Ventana DR, in Fontana fits this description perfectly.We would ask you to visit it and make an offer!

This fantastic home is located on a premium lot, and boasts all of the latest updates. An open and spacious kitchen features granite counters, along with  updated black appliances and a tile back-splash. You will find similar tasteful upgrades continuing throughout the home. This is a

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Beautiful MOVE IN READY Phillips Ranch home. High end finishes surround you in this impeccably updated home. Numerous recent upgrades include bamboo floors, scraped and textured ceilings, newer fixtures, plantation shutters, high end appliances in the totally remodeled kitchen, extensive stone work and furniture grade vanities in the remodeled bathrooms, and fresh interior paint! Be sure to see this one at your first opportunity, in this market it won't last long!

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