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How Much Irvine Home Can You Buy?

Trying to figure out how much Irvine home you can buy with your income can be tricky, even though there are calculators everywhere that are supposed to enable you to figure out exactly how much you can afford. Certain variables not taken into consideration by a calculator can cause your individual figure to differ from [ ] The post How Much Irvine Home Can You Buy? appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Delinquent Irvine Mortgages Continue to Fall

The number of delinquent Irvine mortgages continues to fall, but the foreclosure crisis is still taking its toll on thousands of borrowers locally, and hundreds of thousands nationwide. Nationally, of the approximately 952,000 borrowers who are 90 or more days past due on their monthly payments but not yet in foreclosure, 62 percent have already [ ] The post Delinquent Irvine Mortgages Continue to Fall appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Credit Scores for Irvine Renters Rising

Credit scores for Irvine renters appears to be unaffected by the surging cost of renting according to a report from CoreLogic. New data from CoreLogic found that the risk of default among Irvine renters decreased year-over-year by two points, according to the firm s index value for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the [ ] The post Credit Scores for Irvine Renters Rising appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Irvine Homebuyers Understand Credit Scores

95 percent of Irvine homebuyers know that credit scores play a significant role when purchasing a home, and those who know their credit scores feel better prepared to buy. This recent data comes from a survey from Experian Consumer Services. In addition, 45 percent of future Irvine homebuyers say they have delayed buying a home [ ] The post Irvine Homebuyers Understand Credit Scores appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Will Irvine Home Ownership Rates Fall Further?

The Irvine home ownership rate has dropped to 65 percent according to the US Census Bureau. This is after holding above 66 percent for the past three quarters. The last time the rate was this low, former President Bill Clinton was in office serving his second term. With the nationwide home ownership rate also at [ ] The post Will Irvine Home Ownership Rates Fall Further? appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Irvine Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid

There are some expensive Irvine mortgage mistakes you need to avoid at all costs. Scoring the best deal on a mortgage or refinancing involves shopping around. Yet 77 percent of borrowers applied for a loan with a single lender instead of checking out several to compare costs. A recent study by the Consumer Financial Protection [ ] The post Irvine Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Irvine Rental Property Rates Keep Climbing

Irvine rental property rates were 4% higher in April than a year before, according to a report from Zillow. That s the fastest increase in two years, outpacing Irvine home prices, according to the report. Irvine rental property affordability is getting worse, and it doesn t look like it will be getting better anytime soon. Svenja Gudell, [ ] The post Irvine Rental Property Rates Keep Climbing appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Record Existing Irvine Home Sales Expected

Existing Irvine home sales are expected to finish the year at their highest level since 2006 according to the National Association of Realtors economic forecast forum revealed at its 2015 Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. However, accelerating price growth and rising mortgage rates have the potential to change the expected finish. In the most recent [ ] The post Record Existing Irvine Home Sales Expected appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Irvine Mortgage Rates Move Higher Again

Average Irvine mortgage rates followed 10-year Treasury yields higher and rose for the third consecutive week last week. At 3.85%, the average 30-year fixed-rate Irvine mortgage rate is just below the high for 2015. The 15-year fixed Irvine mortgage rates averaged 3.07% with an average 0.6 point last week, up from the previous week when [ ] The post Irvine Mortgage Rates Move Higher Again appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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How Aging Homes Could Affect Irvine Home Buyers

With more and more houses getting older and older, how could this aging trend affect Irvine home buyers in the future? The Department of Housing and Urban Development s American Housing Survey (AHS) shows that the median age of homes in the United States is now around 35 to 40 years old. The National Association of [ ] The post How Aging Homes Could Affect Irvine Home Buyers appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Larger Irvine Homes Are Back

According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, larger Irvine homes are making a comeback, and bigger than ever. After a few years of shrinkage in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the median square footage of newly built Irvine homes last year tipped the scales at over 2,400 square feet. That s nearly 1,000 [ ] The post Larger Irvine Homes Are Back appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Selling a Irvine Home: Lock Up Valuables

If you re selling your Irvine home, part of the staging process is removing valuables and anything that could be harmful before you start showing your home. Buyers do not need the distractions and unfortunately, not everyone is honest. Preparations for Selling Your Irvine Home Prepare for selling your Irvine home by putting away and locking [ ] The post Selling a Irvine Home: Lock Up Valuables appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Buying Irvine Real Estate in a Seller’s Market

Buying Irvine real estate in any market can be challenging enough, not to mention trying to get through the maze in a seller s market. The biggest challenge facing homebuyers looking for Irvine real estate may be finding a home to buy. The inventory of available homes for sale remains low in most areas, especially in [ ] The post Buying Irvine Real Estate in a Seller s Market appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Burglar Proof Your Irvine Home While on Vacation

According to the FBI, nearly 2 million burglaries occur each year. If you re heading off on vacation this summer, burglar proof your Irvine home while you enjoy your time away by not telling the world you re gone, and by having your neighbor help out. According to the FBI, burglaries cost victims about $4.5 billion in [ ] The post Burglar Proof Your Irvine Home While on Vacation appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Irvine Home Inspector – Questions to Ask

Finding a reliable Irvine home inspector is a "must-do" thing when buying a home. A thorough home inspection can help to uncover hidden damage and shine some light on potentially costly future repairs. But home inspections aren t just completed to keep the buyer safe they can help to protect the real estate professional too. [ ] The post Irvine Home Inspector Questions to Ask appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Biggest Mistakes Irvine Homebuyers Make

Nearly one-third of all Irvine homebuyers, and 68 percent of first-time buyers, were 34 or younger last year. Those numbers are expected to grow as millennials now represent the largest share of buyers. But many millennials are making some pretty costly mistakes according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors. Here are [ ] The post Biggest Mistakes Irvine Homebuyers Make appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Buying a Irvine Home: Waiting Could Cost You

The costs of delaying or forgoing buying a Irvine home in today s market have become very high. This projection is according to the inaugural Opportunity Cost Report released by Realtor.com. With interest rates and home prices expected to rise within the next year, consumers could end up costing themselves more by putting off buying a [ ] The post Buying a Irvine Home: Waiting Could Cost You appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Updating the Value of Your Irvine Home

Whether you are looking to sell your Irvine home or plan to stay in it for years to come, most homeowners have a running list of projects in mind with the hopes of increasing the appeal, comfort, and value of their Irvine home. Regardless of whether you live in a charming old century home or [ ] The post Updating the Value of Your Irvine Home appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Irvine Real Estate News – June 2015

In our Irvine Real Estate News for June 2015: Buyers Still Positive On Irvine Housing Buyer s views toward Irvine housing have not varied much over the past year, and they are still positive on homeownership as a good financial investment. According the Federal Reserve Bank of New York s 2015 housing survey, U.S. households, on average, [ ] The post Irvine Real Estate News June 2015 appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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New Homes Increase 7 Percent in April

Sales of new homes increased nearly 7 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 517,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. New Homes Numbers Still Below Average The new homes numbers are still below-average historically, but they are up 26 percent compared with April 2014. Plus, home builders were relieved that sales [ ] The post New Homes Increase 7 Percent in April appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Keeping Irvine Homeowners Insurance From Increasing

Irvine homeowners insurance is something many home buyers don t have first and foremost on their minds when thinking of buying a new home, but your Irvine homeowners insurance could add up to a major expense
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Winning Irvine Real Estate Bidding Wars

With Irvine real estate bidding wars starting to heat up with the coming of the spring buying season, it s more important than ever to get your ducks in a row before you start submitting offers on any Irvine real estate. Diana Olick covers six ways to win a home bidding war in this red hot [ ] The post Winning Irvine Real Estate Bidding Wars appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Buying a Irvine Home – Just the Beginning

When you start thinking about buying a Irvine home, there are all kinds of financial tips about what to do and when. Things like where to buy, how to get the best mortgage rate, how to save on this and that. Heck, there s even a ton of information advising you why it s best not to [ ] The post Buying a Irvine Home Just the Beginning appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Irvine Home Prices Continue Rising

With Irvine home prices continuing to rise, some fear that another housing bubble like we experienced in 2006 to 2008 may be on the horizon. We re seeing some of the same signs again like bidding wars, offers above asking price, closings before houses even hit the market. Signs that are once again becoming the norm [ ] The post Irvine Home Prices Continue Rising appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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Myths of Buying and Selling Irvine Houses

There are several myths that have long circulated when it comes to buying and selling Irvine houses. We decided to try and bust those myths in this article. What Everyone Misses When Buying and Selling Irvine Houses The most important rule in real estate is location, location, location. Not true! The most important rule in [ ] The post Myths of Buying and Selling Irvine Houses appeared first on Irvine Real Estate And Homes.
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