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    Get Rich By Buying Your First Home

    By Lisa Forss | January 30, 2023

    How to Get Rich (or at Least Wealthier) by Buying Your First Home If you’re looking for ways to get rich, or at least richer than you are now, signing a 30-year loan doesn’t exactly sound like the best idea, but buying a home can be a great way to start building wealth. In fact,... Read More

    Make a Home Down Payment Without Wrecking Your Finances

    By Vanessa Silva | June 10, 2019

    Maximizing a home down payment can make sense: The bigger the down payment, the lower the monthly mortgage bill and the better the chance of building equity more quickly. But putting too much down could leave you without enough cash for home maintenance — or anything else. Pinpointing the right amount involves balancing the advantages... Read More

    Color Inspiration for Any Room

    By Vanessa Silva | January 16, 2019

    While everyone has different tastes, it’s no secret that certain colors work best in specific rooms. Your home is what you make it, so spruce up your interior with these paint color suggestions!   The kitchen Whether or not you’re a rock star in the kitchen, it’s still an area that is one of the... Read More

    The Ultimate Home Financing Guide

    By Vanessa Silva | January 4, 2019

    Congratulations! You’re ready to buy a home. But before you start scouring the MLS & consumer sites, you need to secure a home loan. To ensure that the financial stage of your home buying goes smoothly, brush up on the ins and outs of the process. The three most popular types of loans: Fixed-Rate Mortgage... Read More

    Why to Buy and Sell a Home in the Winter

    By Vanessa Silva | December 28, 2018

    Winter weather usually has everyone hiding indoors—waiting for the spring to start the home buying and selling process. If you are interested in buying or selling a home, don’t wait! There are plenty of advantages to buying and selling during the winter season. Less competition Many people wait until warmer months to come around to... Read More

    Simple Solutions for Down Payment Saving

    By Vanessa Silva | November 16, 2018

    The thought of putting thousands of dollars into a down payment for a home might bring out a lot of emotions: fear, dread, anxiety. Does any of that ring a bell? Saving for a down payment is no easy task, but it is totally achievable with the right mindset and strategy. Implement some of these... Read More

    Why Should You Consider a Condo Purchase?

    By Goran and Lisa Forss | November 16, 2017

    Looking to buy a home? Search all homes for sale here. Looking to sell your home? Use our free home evaluation tool here. Did you know that 20% of all homebuyers bought a condo last year? Did you know that 33% of those who did were first-time buyers? Many people don’t realize this, but a... Read More

    Consider These Things Before Settling on a Home

    By Goran and Lisa Forss | October 16, 2017

    Looking to buy a home? Search all homes for sale here. Looking to sell your home? Use our free home evaluation tool here. Today, we’re here to talk about some of the things you should know before calling to inquire about a home. First of all, you need to know your time frame with respect... Read More

    Should You Speak With a Lender or Realtor First?

    By Goran and Lisa Forss | October 31, 2016

    Which comes first, the lender or the Realtor? As Realtors, we want you to be educated about the whole home buying process. When you meet with us, we will go over our clearly defined, three-step process: What to expect when you buy a home through Team Forss. It’s time to make an offer! Now what?... Read More

    How Much Home Can I Afford? | Temecula CA

    By Goran and Lisa Forss | January 22, 2014

    Are you interested in purchasing a home in the Temecula area? With it’s great weather, famous wine festival, historic attractions, and thriving tourism and recreation industries, Temecula is a great place to live. Before taking the plunge into home ownership, though, it is important to be prepared. A real estate investment is likely the largest... Read More

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