Hawthorne Real Estate Blog

  • 8 Creative Tips on Saving for a Down Payment

    BY Liz Samuels

    You're finally ready to think about buying a home, but you doubt your ability to save up the necessary down payment. Twenty percent of even a modest home can seem out of reach for first-time homebuyers. Here are some creative tips for eking out some ...

  • Tax Considerations for Home Sellers

    BY Liz Samuels

    Now that the wrapping is all of the gifts and the tree is looking a little bedraggled, it's time to take a look at your end of the year financial picture. Congress recently passed a bill extending a collection of tax breaks. While many of these only ...

  • CONFUSING REAL ESTATE NEWS? AN AGENT CAN HELP

    BY Liz Samuels

    Confusing Real Estate News? An Agent Can Help   Below are the headlines from three separate news releases issued over a one month period: 11/3/2014 - Millions of Potential New Households Waiting Out the Recovery 11/11/2014 - Experts: F...

  • CHANGE IN HOME SALES

    BY Liz Samuels

    Year-over-Year Change in Home Sales by Price Point Members ...

  • WILL AN INCREASE IN INTEREST RATES CRUSH HOME PRICES?

    BY Liz Samuels

    Will an Increase in Interest Rates Crush Home Prices? There are some who are calling for a substantial drop in home prices should mortgage interest rates begin to rise rapidly. Intuitively that makes sense. The cost of a home is determined by the p...

  • The Real Estate Market Has Turned The Corner

    BY Liz Samuels

    The Real Estate Market Has Turned The Corner As we finish 2014, it appears the real estate market is once again on solid footing and ready to advance forward over the next few years. The strength of the market can be viewed using two metrics: proje...

  • 4 More Reasons to Sell Now

    BY Liz Samuels

    4 More Reasons to Sell Now 4 More Reasons to Sell Now As we discussed last week one reason to sell now is demand is still strong. With inventory levels also still below historic numbers, you could be missing out o...

  • Choosing a Golf Instructor

    BY Liz Samuels

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  • SNAPSHOT OF MORTGAGES

    BY Liz Samuels

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  • Immigration Reform and The Housing Market.

    BY Liz Samuels

    I can clearly remember the state of affairs in the then Housing Market prior to the implementation of the Patriot Act. Prior to this time home prices were streaking upward. Homeowners were busy either refinancing to pull cash from their homes or taki...