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A Basic Guide to Real Estate in Manhattan Beach

Posted by John Rotondo // April 20, 2017

So you are starting the process of locating some real estate in Manhattan Beach? The competition can be a little daunting. Let’s look at a quick guide to get started in your search.


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To Make Money in South Bay Real Estate, Understand the Terms

Posted by John Rotondo // September 26, 2016

Investing in South Bay real estate does promise attractive profit potential, but in order to be successful, you’ll need to do your homework before you go purchasing investment property. South Bay real estate is a unique asset compared to bonds, stocks and mutual funds because it has four distinct components of investment return: appreciation in […]


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Your Guide to Buying a Gardena House

Posted by John Rotondo // September 12, 2016

Buying a Gardena house for the first time is a significant life event for most people. But regardless of whether you’re looking to buy your first home or you tenth, buying a Gardena house is always a serious financial decision, and oftentimes an emotional one as well. If you are ready to make your move […]


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A Strategy for Cutting Your Mortgage Payment

Posted by John Rotondo // August 29, 2016

In the last year, two new low down payment options became available to homebuyers: Federal Housing Association (FHA) loans with mortgage insurance that was just lowered to 0.5 percent, and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac loans with just 3 percent down. But if you are looking to finance the purchase of your next home and are within […]


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Pricing Your Hawthorne Home to Sell

Posted by John Rotondo // August 15, 2016

How do you find that perfect price to list your Hawthorne home for sale? With the immense amount of competition in today’s real estate market, the right price is your ticket to the biggest payoff – it should result in a quick sale of your Hawthorne home, without leaving you wondering if you made a […]


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Analyzing Your Gardena Real Estate Investment

Posted by John Rotondo // August 1, 2016

Returns on Gardena real estate investments can be evaluated a number of different ways. Some of the factors depend on the type of property being analyzed, the manner in which the property produces income and the way the investor receives that income. How you choose to account for your return on investment is ultimately up […]


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Common Mistakes That Delay Mortgage Approval Process

Posted by John Rotondo // July 18, 2016

The mortgage approval process can be complicated, especially when it comes to which parties to turn to for advice between your mortgage lender, real estate agent, insurer, attorney or escrow officer, tax adviser and financial adviser. Since your mortgage lender isn’t going to be involved in all parts of financing your home purchase you will […]


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Factors that Impact Your Torrance Home’s Resale Value

Posted by John Rotondo // July 4, 2016

Since the height of the sub-prime mortgage crisis in 2008, the residential real estate market has been all over the place. For the most part it is safe to say that yes, initially, a solid majority of home prices fell sharply in 2008 after the real estate market bubble burst. However, since then, price trends […]


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Tips for First-Time Long Beach Homebuyers

Posted by John Rotondo // June 20, 2016

If you’re first-time Long Beach homebuyers, the thought alone of applying for a mortgage can be overwhelming; don’t worry, you are not alone. For the majority of people, buying a home is the largest purchase they’ll make, and very few first-time Long Beach homebuyers are able to make it outright without the assistance of a […]


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Make Your Orange County Investment Add Up

Posted by John Rotondo // June 6, 2016

Anything you invest in will require you to assume some degree of risk, and the amount of risk involved is usually indicative of the amount of return you can expect. That is, the riskier the investment, the bigger the return. Investing and managing real estate properties can be more profitable compared to other assets like […]


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