Friday, January 16, 2015

525 SEASIDE WAY - HARBOR PLACE TOWER

525 Seaside Way Unit # 304 Harbor Place Tower is for sale!

Stunning ocean front condominium in prestigious Harbor Place Tower.

One of the best floor plans available, only two of these in the building. Two master suites each with their own sitting areas.

Over 1300 square feet of living space. Gorgeous hardwood floors, custom built storage cabinets, open kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area.

Nice large patio that can accommodate a table and chairs.

Walk to downtown restaurants and shops. Building has 24 hour security, pool that you can swim laps in, spa, fitness center, sauna, and beautiful interior sitting areas. Unit includes two parking spaces.

Harbor Place Tower is one of the most sought-after residences in Long Beach. This ivory hi-tech, 22 story building s at the corner of Linden and Ocean Blvd. Constructed in September of 1992, it offers 220 residential units, one commercial unit plus several office spaces.

 
Allison Van Wig has listed unit #304 and this unique floor plan is one of only two in the entire building ... take a look at this breath-taking property ... take a virtual tour of this home and then call Allison Van Wig for a private viewing ... 562-882-1581

Thursday, January 8, 2015

HOME FINANCING JUST GOT A LOT BETTER

 HOME FINANCING JUST GOT A LOT BETTER ... HOW YOU ASK?

NEW CONVENTIONAL LOAN PROGRAM OFFERING 3% DOWN PAYMENT & ...
INTEREST RATES HAVE COME DOWN A LOT IN THE LAST 23 DAYS ...


In mid December, interest rates for this new conventional loan program was 4.625% ... as of today 1/7/2014, the interest rate for this same program is 4.375% ...

What does this mean to the average home buyer?


If you were to purchase a $400,000 home putting 3% down, your payment would be $80.00 less than it would have been a few weeks ago!

What does the difference of $80.00 to $100.00 a month translate to when considering how much to offer on the home you just fell in love with?

That $100.00 would increase your purchasing power by $10,000!

Now that the holiday season is over and with Spring on the horizon ... now may FINALLY be the time to become serious about becoming a homeowner.

There are so many resources available to help get you started.

If you would some recommendations ... just let Allison of Van Wig & Associates know as we would love the opportunity of helping you make your homeownership dreams come true.

To see what homes are available just visit www.AutomaticHomeSearch.com .

Thursday, December 11, 2014

LAKEWOOD CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE MARKET STATISTICS

Do Homes Sell During The Holidays?

What is the real estate market like in Lakewood California during the holidays? The answer is that properties are still going strong in the Lakewood California real estate market. This video has all the information for November 2014 for Lakewood!

http://youtu.be/3TzaFJRWDSU
 


Many people often think that during the holidays real estate sales slow down. Yes, it is true that less buyers are out looking but,  the ones that are looking are very serious about buying this time of the year.


 Sellers, also please remember that if you want to sell your home at this time of year that the best buyers come around during the holidays; plus many relocation companies have higher transfer percentages at the end of the year.

Also, as an added enticement, many of our listed homes smell great with holiday baking. Feel free to watch my market video update on Lakewood and call me if you have any questions about your selling or buying strategy.


Lakewood Home Price Update


Monday, December 8, 2014

SOUTH OF CONANT - LIVING IN ONE OF LONG BEACH'S MOST AFFORDABLE NEIGHBORHOODS

SOUTH OF CONANT ... Long Beach California

South of Conant is a well known neighborhood in Long Beach offering tree lined streets, parks and neighborhoods just perfect for raising a family.

These homes were built post WWII from 1947 to 1951.

Located just East of Clark to Bellflower Blvd and just South of Conant over to Woodruff this area of Long Beach offers everything you could want.

South of Conant
Currently there are thirteen homes listed for sale in this area. The prices range from $440,000 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with 962 sq feet to $610,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 1148 sq feet.

I just listed a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with 1164 sq feet on a 5581 sq ft lot.


This home has hardwood floors in the living room and formal dining area. Upgraded kitchen with ample space and an inside laundry.

The master bedroom has two closets. The den could be used as a 3rd bedroom.

Large backyard with a patio and grassy area. Best of all is the two car garage with a very long driveway and RV parking.

Great area close to the bike path and park.

For more information about this home or any other home in this area ...

give me a call or visit www.SuperBroker.com

562-882-1581  





Friday, October 17, 2014

SEPTEMBER 2014 HOME PRICES FOR LAKEWOOD CALIFORNIA

This year is going by so fast ... I just realized that here we are already in the middle of October and I have not yet posted the September 2014 home prices for Lakewood California.


 OR  Click here for Lakewood Price Video

If you would like a better idea of what YOUR HOME may be worth just give me a call 562-882-1581 as I would love the opportunity to give you more detailed information about how the sales and listings in your particular neighborhood have resulted in changing the value of YOUR HOME.

How have the homes in Lakewood changed?  Floor plans used to be similar in Lakewood, but over the years everything has changed. Some homes have gone through major renovations with add-ons and others have installed air conditioning and upgraded kitchens. All these make a major difference when it comes to determining the value of a home,

When Lakewood was first built is was the only city at the time to have Magic King Garbage Disposals installed. Very innovative! Over the years and during my 28 years as a Realtor listing and selling homes in Lakewood, I have seen a variety of changes to Lakewood homes.

Feel free anytime to reach out to me ... I would be happy to share my information and the benefit of my experiences with you! Allison@SuperBroker.com


Friday, September 19, 2014

WHAT IS THE BEST INTEREST RATE AVAILABLE?

HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT FINDING THE BEST INTEREST RATE AVAILABLE?


Why are interest rates so different from one lender to the next? Well it depends on the cost of money for that day, just like stocks the price is always changing. 


That plus what fees are you being charged for that PERFECT interest rate?



Below are two quotes from two different lenders that I received on Friday 9/19/2014 ... both of them are from reputable lenders yet the interest rates are very different. 




When shopping for a rate, take a look at the APR and the difference in actual rate and the APR will show if there are a lot of points and fees built into the interest rate quote.

In the examples above, for a 30 year fixed rate loan, Lender A is quoting 4.125% with an APR of 4.45% while Lender B is quoting 4.50% with an APR of 4.59%. 

Lender A is charging fees for a lower rate while Lender B is offering a higher rate with less fees? Which is better and what is the difference in payment to you?

THAT DEPENDS on your available funds to cover closing costs for a higher fee to get a lower interest rate ... and in this case, on a hypothetical sales price of $425,000 the difference in payment would be $93.00 a month.

Why is all this important when you are thinking about buying a home? Talking to a lender is the very first step but many potential buyers are confused as to what all the numbers actually mean when it comes time to make that first house payment.

If you would like some guidance on who to speak with to get the information you need for your situation, I would be happy to refer you to a lender that can get you started in the right direction ... there are also several home financing programs available that DO NOT require 20% down ... so many buyers still think that they can't qualify for a home loan ... call me and let's find out together what the facts are FOR YOU!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

3 BEDROOMS & 1 BATH IN LAKEWOOD UNDER $500,000

THREE BEDROOMS, 1 BATH IN LAKEWOOD 
UNDER $400,000.

NEW CARPET, NEW PAINT
BIG BACK YARD WITH SHADE TREES.

Want to see this home before it hits the market?

Call 562-882-1581

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