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 #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. If your house no longer fits your needs and you are 
10/18/2017
¡Comprar sigue siendo más barato que alquilar en 39 estados!  17 17UTC octubre 17UTC 2017  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers,   En el último informe de Trulia ‘Alquilar Vs. Comprar (Rent vs.Buy Report)’, Ellos explicaron que ser propietario de casa sigue siendo m
10/17/2017
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Tr
10/17/2017
¿Pensando en vender? ¡Debería hacerlo HOY!  16 16UTC octubre 16UTC 2017  For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers   Ese título puede ser un poco agresivo; sin embargo, a medida que los datos del mercado de la vivienda de agosto 2017 comienzan a llegar, definitivamente podemos decir un
10/16/2017
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. That headline might be a little aggressiv
10/16/2017
No… ¡Usted no necesita 20 % de pago inicial para comprar AHORA!  09 09UTC octubre 09UTC 2017  Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers   El Aspiring Home Buyers Profile de la Asociación nacional de Realtors (NAR por sus siglas en inglés)encontró que el público estadounid
10/15/2017
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the
10/15/2017
  Algunos aspectos destacados: ¡La demanda de los compradores continúa superando la oferta de casas para la venta! ¡Los compradores compiten a menudo uno contra otro por las casas para la venta que están disponibles! El inventario de la vivienda está aún por debajo de la oferta de 6 meses necesa
10/14/2017
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues t
10/14/2017
#TimeToBuy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtorYour home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. I am NOT interested in Selling 100 or 200 h
10/14/2017
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THIS WEEK’S Ventura County MORTGAGE RATE TREND IS DOWN #TimeToBuy 

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Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide youthrough all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sellhome. I am NOT interested in Selling 100 or 200 homes a year because I would not be able to give each family the time, attention and energy they deserve. I would also lose touch with my past clients and would not be available to help where needed. I take pride in working personally and individually with each of my clients. Once you are my client, you will work me from the beginning to the end of the transaction. When you call, you will get me directly, not my assistant or secretary. I have been a financial and real estate consultant for the past 30 years and have specialized in loan loss mitigation, short sale negotiation and REO marketing since 2005. I know how to negotiate contracts and navigate through the most difficult transactions. I am a member of, and Certified by the National Association of Realtors as a Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, and Broker Price Opinion Resource. I am a Member of, and Certified by the California Association of Realtors as a Certified Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative Specialist. I am a Certified Distressed Property Expert, Certified Short Sale Negotiator, Certified Pre-Foreclosure Specialist and Certified Default Advocate. For more please go to my LinkedIn Profile. Thank You!! And I look forward to hearing from you!

Weekly Mortgage Rate Update

The two big economic reports this week were released on Friday. Investors placed more weight on tame inflation data than on strong retail sales figures, causing mortgage rates to improve. Wednesday’sminutes from the September 20 Fed meeting contained little new information and the reaction was small. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week a little lower.

THIS WEEK’S RATE TREND IS DOWN

This is intended to be informational to the real estate industry only and is not to be used with respect to an individual consumer who may be seeking mortgage credit, as certain information is not included, such as the APR.  Rates are subject to change. Above rates are based on a 75% LTV, owner occupied, purchase, 740 credit score and zero origination points.  Rates vary by situation so please call for a personalized rate quote.

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#TimeToBuy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Mortgage Delinquencies Jump 16 Percent in Affected Area

Mortgage Delinquencies Jump 16 Percent in Affected Area: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Ventura County Mortgage Process: What You Need to K

The Ventura County Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know#TimeToBuy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor : #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.You may already qualify for a loan,

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Truth About Ventura County Homeowner Equity #TimeTo

The Truth About Ventura County Homeowner Equity #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtorA recent article from a reputable news source was titled: Here’s why some Ventura County homeowners still can’t sell.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

1st Time Buyers VS Luxury, A Tale of Two Markets: A 6-M

1st Time Buyers VS Luxury, A Tale of Two Markets: #timeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor A 6-M: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtorSix months ago, we reported that the mismatch between the type of inventory of homes for sale and the demand of buyers in

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Things You Don’t Want to Hear from Your Ventura County

Things You Don’t Want to Hear from Your Ventura County Listing Agent #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtorYou’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. Yo

Monday, October 2, 2017

Which Ventura County Homes Have Increased the Most in V

Which Ventura County Homes Have Increased the Most in Value: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtorHome values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National A

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thinking of Selling your Ventura County Home? Competiti

Thinking of Selling your Ventura County Home? Competition Is Coming #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your
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Chris B Johnson Realtor, Moorpark Short Sale Specialist, Certified REO Bank Owned Realtor

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  Algunos aspectos destacados: Muchos compradores están comprando casa con un pago inicial tan bajo como el 3 % Usted tal vez podría calificar ya para una hipoteca, aun si no tiene un crédito perfecto. Tome ventaja del conocimiento de su profesional local que está allí para ayudarlo a determinar
10/06/2017
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how 
10/06/2017
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor La verdad sobre la plusvalía  05 05UTC octubre 05UTC 2017  For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers   Un artículo reciente de una fuente de noticias de buena reputación fue titulado: He aquí porque algunos propietarios de casa aun no pueden vender. En los puntos de apertura d
10/05/2017
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor A recent article from a reputable news source was titled: Here’s why some homeowners still can’t sell. In the opening bullets of the article, the author claimed, “Negative equity is one of the main reasons why there are so few homes for sale.” The article then go
10/05/2017
Un cuento de dos mercados: Una actualización de 6 meses  04 04UTC octubre 04UTC 2017  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers   Hace seis meses, nosotros informamos que el desajuste entre el tipo de inventario de casas para la venta, y la demanda d
10/04/2017
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Six months ago, we reported that the mismatch between the type of inventory of homes for sale and the demand of buyers in the US was causing the formation of two markets. In the starter and trade-up home categories, there were significantly more buyers than there
10/04/2017
Usted no quiere escuchar esto de su agente vendedor  03 03UTC octubre 03UTC 2017  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers   Usted ha decidido vender su casa, comienza entrevistando posibles agentes de bienes raíces para ayudarle a través del proceso; usted necesita a alguien en quien pue
10/03/2017
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the time schedule for
10/03/2017
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home.  Your Real Estate Update   FROM CHRIS B J
10/02/2017
¿Qué casas han aumentado más en valor?  02 02UTC octubre 02UTC 2017  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers   El valor de las viviendas ha aumentado drásticamente durante los últimos doce meses. El último Informe de las ventas de las casas ya exis
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#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Things You Don’t Want to Hear from Your Moorpark Listing Agent

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Things You Don’t Want to Hear from Your Ventura County

Things You Don’t Want to Hear from Your Ventura County Listing Agent #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtorYou’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. Yo

Monday, October 2, 2017

Which Ventura County Homes Have Increased the Most in V

Which Ventura County Homes Have Increased the Most in Value: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtorHome values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National A

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thinking of Selling your Ventura County Home? Competiti

Thinking of Selling your Ventura County Home? Competition Is Coming #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Is 2018 Looking Really Good for Ventura County Housing?

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Your BEST CHOICE FOR A REALTOR SERVING VENTURA COUNTY

Your BEST CHOICE FOR A REALTOR SERVING VENTURA COUNTY: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your

Friday, September 22, 2017

Lack of Existing Home Inventory Slows Sales Heading int

Lack of Existing Home Inventory Slows Sales Heading into Fall #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

More Americans Say Now is a Good Time to Sell! #TimeToS

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#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Thinking of Selling your Moorpark Home? Competition is Coming

#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor 

Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide youthrough all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell ahome.

Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is Coming | MyKCM

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban DevelopmentResidential Sales Report, the number of these permits were up 7.7% over last year.

How will this impact buyers?

More inventory means more options. Danielle Hale, Realtor.com’s Chief Economistexplained this is good news for the housing market – especially for those looking to buy:

“It’s not spectacular construction growth, but it’s slow and steady in the right direction. Eventually, the pickup in single-family home construction will mean [buyers] will have more options. Especially with the limited number of sales right now, more options are really needed.”

How will this impact sellers?

More inventory means more competition. Today, because of the tremendous lack of inventory, a seller can expect:

  1. A great price on their home as buyers outbid each other for it
  2. A quick sale as buyers have so little to choose from
  3. Fewer hassles as buyers don’t want to “rock the boat” on the deal

With an increase in competition, the seller may not enjoy these same benefits. As Hale said:

“As new construction continues to increase, home shoppers will eventually have more [choices] and a bit more time to make purchase decisions compared to today’s quick-moving housing market.”

Bottom Line

If you are considering the sale of your home, it might make sense to beat this new construction competition to the market.

 

 

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More Than Half of All Moorpark Home Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs #TimeToBuy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor

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#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor 

Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide youthrough all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell ahome.

More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs | MyKCM

According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage.

After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that 17% of homebuyers were surprised that closing costs were required at all, while another 35% were stunned by how much higher the fees were than expected.

“Homebuyers reported being most surprised by mortgage insurance, followed by bank fees and points, taxes, title insurance and appraisal fees.”

Bankrate.com gathered closing cost data from lenders in every state and Washington, D.C. in order to share the average costs in each state. The map below was created using the closing costs on a $200,000 mortgage with a 20% down payment.

More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs | MyKCM

Keep in mind that if you are in the market for a home above this price range, your costs could be significantly greater. According to Freddie Mac,

“Closing costs are typically between 2 and 5% of your purchase price.”

Bottom Line

Speak with your lender and agent early and often to determine how much you’ll be responsible for at closing. Finding out that you’ll need to come up with thousands of dollars right before closing is not a surprise anyone is ever looking forward to.

 

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Lack of Existing Home Inventory Slows Sales Heading int

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Is a Moorpark Housing Correction Coming or Not? #TimeToSell

 #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. I am NOT interested in Selling 100 or 20
09/20/2017
Se espera que las ventas de casas aumenten favorablemente en 2018  19 19UTC septiembre 19UTC 2017  For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers    Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, y la Asociación de banqueros hipotecarios (BMA por sus siglas en inglés), todos están proyectando que las ventas de las casas van a aumentar 
09/19/2017
#ChrisBJohnsonRealtor  Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and The Mortgage Bankers As
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            Click on the Light Bulb!!  #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. I 
09/18/2017
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. 5 razones para vender este otoño  18 18UT
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Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, an
09/18/2017
14,904 casas se vendieron ayer… ¿se vendió la suya?  04 04UTC septiembre 04UTC 2017  For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing   Hay algunos propietarios de casas que han estado esperando pacientemente para obtener el precio que ellos esperaban, cuando pusieron su casa para la venta originalmente. Al
09/17/2017
There are some homeowners who are patiently waiting to get the price they hoped for when they originally listed their houses for sale. Something these homeowners might want to take into consideration is the fact that if their homes haven’t sold yet, maybe they’re not priced properly. After all, 
09/17/2017
  Algunos aspectos destacados “La mayoría de los ‘millennials’ dijeron que ellos consideran el ser propietarios de una vivienda más sensato que alquilar tanto por razones financieras como de estilo de vida – incluyendo el control del espacio vital, flexibilidad en las decisiones futuras, privaci
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Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.” The top reason millennials ch
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5 Reasons to Sell Your Ventura County Home This Fall #TimeToSell

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5 Reasons to Sell This Fall | MyKCM

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home.

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market.

This means that, in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in the market. This is good news for homeowners who have gained equity as their home values have increased. However, additional inventory could be coming to the market soon.

Historically, the average number of years a homeowner stayed in their home was six, but that number has jumped to an average of almost nine years since 2008. There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move, as they were unable to sell over the last few years because of a negative equity situation. As home values continue to appreciate, more and more homeowners will be given the freedom to move.

The choices buyers have will continue to increase. Don’t wait until this other inventory comes to market before you decide to sell.

3. The Process Will Be Quicker

Today’s competitive environment has forced buyers to do all they can to stand out from the crowd, including getting pre-approved for their mortgage financing. This makes the entire selling process much faster and much simpler as buyers know exactly what they can afford before home shopping. According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insights Report, the time to close a loan has dropped to 43 days, after seeing a 12-month high of 48 days in January.

4. There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move Up

If your next move will be into a premium or luxury home, now is the time to move-up! The inventory of homes for sale at these higher price ranges has forced these markets into a buyer’s market. This means that if you are planning on selling a starter or trade-up home, your home will sell quickly AND you’ll be able to find a premium home to call your own!

Prices are projected to appreciate by 5.0% over the next year according to CoreLogic. If you are moving to a higher-priced home, it will wind up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait.

5. It’s Time to Move on With Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and determine whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than your health? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should?

Only you know the answers to the questions above. You have the power to take control of the situation by putting your home on the market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

That is what is truly important.

 

 

#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor

Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide youthrough all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sellhome. I am NOT interested in Selling 100 or 200 homes a year because I would not be able to give each family the time, attention and energy they deserve. I would also lose touch with my past clients and would not be available to help where needed. I take pride in working personally and individually with each of my clients. Once you are my client, you will work me from the beginning to the end of the transaction. When you call, you will get me directly, not my assistant or secretary. I have been a financial and real estate consultant for the past 30 years and have specialized in loan loss mitigation, short sale negotiation and REO marketing since 2005. I know how to negotiate contracts and navigate through the most difficult transactions. I am a member of, and Certified by the National Association of Realtors as a Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, and Broker Price Opinion Resource. I am a Member of, and Certified by the California Association of Realtors as a Certified Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative Specialist. I am a Certified Distressed Property Expert, Certified Short Sale Negotiator, Certified Pre-Foreclosure Specialist and Certified Default Advocate. For more please go to my LinkedIn Profile. Thank You!! And I look forward to hearing from you!

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#TimeToBuy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Ventura County 1st Time Home Buyers, Happily Ever Homeowner #TimeToBuy

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#ChrisBJohnsonRealtor 

Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide youthrough all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell ahome.

Happily Ever Homeowner | MyKCM

Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more attainable.

Many couples are deciding to use what would otherwise be their wedding fund as a down payment on their first home, as unmarried couples made up 8% of all first-time buyers last year. If you’re single, don’t fret; you can still buy your dream home! Single women made up 17% of first-time buyers in 2016, while single men accounted for 7% of buyers.

According to a survey by the Wedding Report, the average cost of a wedding in the United States at the start of the year was $25,961, which equates to a 10% down payment on a median priced home.

A recent article from the New York Times found that many singles are now asking their parents to allow them to use the money they’ve saved up for their wedding day to instead buy a home.

In the case of Carrie Graham, a Protestant minister from Austin, TX, her parents had saved a ‘five-figure sum’ for her wedding and were more than willing to give her that money as a down payment on her dream home. Graham told The New York Times,

“Buying the home wasn’t me saying, ‘I’m never going to get married’ or I am going to get married.’ My own home had way more than equity benefits. It was a real gift to have a home in an extremely desirable neighborhood in a city that I love. It’s brought me joy.”

Bottom Line

More and more first-time homebuyers are finding a way to purchase their dream homes, even if that means delaying their dream weddings.

 

 

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Monday, September 11, 2017

4 Reasons to Buy a Ventura County Home NOW!! #TimeToBuy

4 Reasons to Buy a Ventura County Home NOW!! #TimeToBuy: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Housing Crisis, Is there a Ventura County Housing B

The Housing Crisis, Is there a Ventura County Housing Bubble: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your

Friday, September 8, 2017

How Supply and Demand Impacts Ventura County Real Estat

How Supply and Demand Impacts Ventura County Real Estat: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your

Thursday, September 7, 2017

2471 Ivory Way in the Vineyards, Oxnard is For Sale

2471 Ivory Way in the Vineyards, Oxnard is For Sale: Homes of this size, in this neighborhood rarely come on the market. This large Executive home is tucked away in the quiet ‘Vineyards’ neighborhood. Close t

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Top 5 A Reasons to Hire a Ventura County Real Estate P

Top 5 A Reasons to Hire a Ventura County Real Estate Pro #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional Realtor to guide you through

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