Arna Freedman's Blog Posts

Home sales continue to amaze, and there are plenty of buyers in the pipeline ready to enter the market.

Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This YearThe 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery. The question is,

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How to Avoid Foreclosure is Short Sale Your Option?

You Need a Short Sale Certified Agent to Help You Through This ProcessEarlier this year when the nation pressed pause on the economy and unemployment rates jumped up significantly, many homeowners

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Hurry To List Your Home See the #1 Reason

The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for SaleMany industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them.Mark,&

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Benefits of a VA Home Loan

75 Years of VA Home Loan BenefitsNext month on Veterans Day, we salute those who have served our country in war or peace, and we thank them for their sacrifice.This year marks the 75th 

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Home Prices Expect to Raise 4.1% in 2021

Why Pricing Your House Right Is EssentialIn today’s real estate market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.According to the U.S. Economic

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Room for You in The Luxury Home Market

Buyers Are Finding More Space in the Luxury Home MarketA year ago, additional space and extra amenities had a very different feel for homebuyers. Today, the health crisis has brought to light how

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Cash Buyers for Your Home are Ready Now

Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best MoveIf you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the housing market that may make

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What Can Your Home Equity do For You TODAY?

Home Equity Gives Sellers Options in Today’s MarketHomeownership is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future, especially as your home equity grows. Home equity is a form of

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Home Building Hits the Roof

Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time RecordLast week, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported their Housing Market Index (HMI) hit an all-time high 

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Look at this Surprising Comparison of Home Costs

The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the PriceHousing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand

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Housing Market Surprise? Take a Look

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?The year 2020 will certainly be one to remember, with new realities and norms that changed the way we live. This year’s real estate market is

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How Will the Presidential Election Affect Real Estate

How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate?The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic

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Buying a Home with Your VA Eligibility May be SO Easy

Buying a Home with Your VA Eligibility May be SO Easy Here are some samples of program criteria that may work for you.If this works for you, give me a call. I will connect you to a VA lender.

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Homebuyer Demand is Crazy

Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s PaceHomebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering through the market in June and July. Buyers are

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Bidding War Tips To Win Your Home Purchase

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ATTENTION BUYERS AFFORDABITY IS RISING

It’s Not Just About the Price of the HomeWhen most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else

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Win The Bidding War on the House you Love

Three Ways to Win in a Bidding WarWith so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are

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Compare Renting vs. Buying

The Cost of Renting Vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsThe percentage of income needed to afford a median-priced home today is declining, while that for renting is on the rise

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Housing Market Is Hot

Builders & Realtors Agree: Real Estate Is BackWhen shelter-in-place orders brought the economy to a screeching halt earlier this year, many believed the residential housing market would follow

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Why do you Need to Be Pre-Approved to Buy a Home

Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it so important? When

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First Time Home Buyers do Benefit from Support

Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First HomeIn June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily

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Eviction Updates for California Owners and Tenants

Get the latest Updates for California Tenants andResources for Legal assistancehttps://justshelter.org/community-resources/#caEviction Rates by State https://evictionlab.org/map/#/2016?geography

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Are You Afraid To Buy a Home NOW Check out Forecast

A Remarkable Recovery for the Housing MarketFor months now the vast majority of Americans have been asking the same question: When will the economy turn around? Many experts have been

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Is it the right time to Sell My House

Thinking of Selling Your House? Now May be the Right TimeInventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s housing market. There are simply more buyers actively looking for

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REAL ESTATE EXPERT OPTIONS ABOUT 2ND HALF OF 2020

What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of 2020?One of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds these days is: What’s going to happen to the housing market in the second half of the

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Are Home Prices Going Up or Down in 2020

What Are the Experts Saying About Future Home Prices?A worldwide pandemic and an economic recession have had a tremendous effect on the nation. The uncertainty brought about by both has made

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Are You A Millennial on the Move

Millennials Are on the Move as First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time

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Buyer Demand for Housing is Rising in Orange County CA

Rising Demand: Demand rose 9% even though “stay at home” orders have not yet been lifted After seven weeks of staying at home, everybody is figuring out ways to make life feel a bit more

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What Will the Economy Look Like after Covid 19

Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred years. As the states are

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You Don't Need 20% Down to Buy a Home

Two Big Myths in the Homebuying ProcessThe 2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report shows how this generation is not really any different from previous ones when it comes to homeownership goals:

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What is The Future of Real Estate

Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are SayingAs our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we’re all left wondering how long this will last. How long will we

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Position Yourself with this #1 Idea to Buy a Home This Year

The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This YearThe last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy

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Whenever you purchase a home, you’re an economic driver

The Economic Impact of Buying a HomeWe’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact

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Advice is Free But The Best Advice Is Invaluable.

The Best Advice Does Not Mean Perfect AdviceThe angst caused by the coronavirus has most people on edge regarding both their health and financial situations. It’s at times like these when we

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Better Days For Home Buyers Ahead

What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving ForwardSome Highlights:Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside.There are several things you

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Will the Stock Market Correction Affect Home Values

Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home ValuesWith the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the

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How can you get an Interest Rate as low as 2.75%

Yes, You Can Still Afford a HomeCall me about the low interest rates.  949-244-0444The residential real estate market has come roaring out of the gates in 2020. Compared to this time last year,

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How To Build Wealth as a Millennial

Confidence Is the Key to Success for Young HomebuyersBuying your first home can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s a lot of great information out there to help you feel more confident as

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See if Your State has Home Equity Gains

Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately, and much of the focus is on whether they’re accelerating too quickly and how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the often

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How Your Tax Refund Can Contribute to a Down-payment

If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down payment? Homeownership may be one step closer than you think if you spend your dollars

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Is This Real Estate Market like 2008

Unlike last year, the residential real estate market kicked off 2020 with a bang! In their latest Monthly Mortgage Monitor, Black Knight proclaimed:“The housing market is

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Will Global and Political Events Be A Positive Force For Real Estate Markets in 2020

How the Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the WorldIt’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the

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#1 Reason to List your House Right NOW

The #1 Reason to List Your House Right NowThe success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many

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How to Price My Home to Sell It

How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big DifferenceEven though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your

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See What Groundhog Day has to do with Selling Your Home

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What Makes Your A Perfect Home Buyer?

2020 Homebuying ChecklistSome Highlights:If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval.Being proactive about the

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Hard to Find Homes for First Time Buyers?

First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This YearIn the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) measured the share of adults planning

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Why is it so hard to find a home to buy?

The #1 Reason It Is Difficult to Find Your Dream HomeThe headlines in real estate today all revolve around one major point: there is a shortage of homes available for sale. Price appreciation

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Are you Surprised? Homes are More Affordable.

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less AffordableThere’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim

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Forecast for Luxury Home Sales in 2020

2020 Luxury Market ForecastBy the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they realized, and at the same time their wages were increasing. When those two factors

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