New Agent Blog

Buying a new home isn't the same as buying an existing home. The more you know going in, the more prepared you'll be to roll with the process - or run from the process. Everything all bright, shiny, and new No one else's taste, no one else's floorplan, no one else's germs. When you buy a brand - new home, it's built for you and hasn't been lived in by anyone but you. Decisions, decision, decisions There are those who love the idea of selecting the flooring, the cabinets, the kitchen countertops, the fi... read more
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Making the decision to move can be an exciting time, whether you’re moving across town or across the country. But it can also be a milestone surrounded by uncertainty: am I making the right decision? How will my kids adjust to a new school? Will I like my new neighborhood? According to the US Census, 11.2 percent of Americans moved in 2016, for reasons related to housing, family, and employment. And there’s one question pretty much everyone who is thinking about moving asks: How much will it cost to re... read more
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Want To Buy A House? Here's How To Save For A Down Payment

Posted by D'Unger Team on April 05, 2018 in  Home Buyers
Thinking about buying a house within the next 3 years? Or a bit farther down the road? Timing is everything and it turns out that simple question makes a difference. According to Zillow, the median home value in Diamond Bar is $697,000. So how much of that should you put down? Down payments vary depending on the loan type, but in general they are: *0% for VA loans *3.5% for FHA loans *20% for conventional loans *Or use this handy down payment calculator to help you. 20% is the recommende... read more
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What You Should Know About Home Inspections

Posted by D'Unger Team on March 29, 2018 in  Home Buyers
For many first-time buyers, buying a home can be a scary experience. They know they'll be maintaining or improving a home with little to no maintenance experience, so the solution is to buy a home in perfect condition. So they hire a home inspector to point out all the flaws. The problem is -- no perfect home exists. Air conditioners break, plumbing pipes leak, and roof tiles blow off in the wind. If you're buying a home, start with a reasonable expectation of what home inspectors can do. Their job is t... read more
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5 New Year's Resolutions That Can Help You Buy a Home in 2018

Posted by D'Unger Team on February 01, 2018 in  Home Buyers
Thinking of buying a home this year? We compiled five New Year’s resolutions that can help you keep your financial resume in tiptop shape. 1. Avoid job hopping Employment history and income are two of the biggest factors lenders look at when evaluating a mortgage application. A new job may be a good career move, but if you plan to buy a home in 2018, know that it can be a red flag to some underwriters — especially if you’re moving to a different industry. A steady job history and few ... read more
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