Alex Ortiz's Blog Posts

Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes

Some Buyers Prefer Smaller HomesOver the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one of the

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4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure

4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to ForeclosureThere has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in

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Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum

Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum Some HighlightsIf your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move

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VIDEO: Top 4 Reasons to Own a Home

VIDEO: Top 4 Reasons to Own a HomeOwning a home can have an incredible impact on your quality of life. Let's connect if you're ready to make your dream of homeownership a.

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Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

Homeownership Is Full of Financial BenefitsA Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today

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Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000

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Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ MarketIn a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known

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Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year

Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This YearIf you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the

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VIDEO: Don't Get Fooled into Selling Your House on Your Own

Don't get fooled into selling your house without the help of an agent. Let's connect to ensure the process is smooth and successful.Sources for Data in Videohttps://collateralanalytics.com/wp

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There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending Standards

There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending StandardsToday, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just prior to the housing crash. One

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Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers

Buyer Competition Is Good News for SellersSome HighlightsWith so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial increase in bidding wars,

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Spring With Alex 2021.

A Real Estate Update With www.AlexOrtizRealEstate.comSELLING     BUYING    LOANS    NEWS   LOGINSpring With Alex....Is Now

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Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?

Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?Since the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick Peters 

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How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget

How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying BudgetMortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However,

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What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ MarketIf you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making

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2021 Real Estate Myth Buster

2021 Real Estate Myth BusterSome HighlightsThere are a lot of misconceptions about buying or selling a home today, making it challenging to know exactly how to navigate the current real estate

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VIDEO: Expert Insights on the Budding Spring Housing Market

Expert Insights on the Budding Spring Housing MarketExpert Insights on the Budding Spring Housing Market Experts agree the housing market is set to bloom this spring. Let's connect to make sure you

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Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market

Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing MarketRight now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of

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Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s Reserve Price

Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s Reserve PriceFor generations, the homebuying process never really changed. The seller would try to estimate the market value of the

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Should We Fear the Surge in Cash-Out Refinances?

Should We Fear the Surge in Cash-Out Refinances?Freddie Mac recently released their Quarterly Refinance Statistics report which covers refinances through 2020. The report explains

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What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?

What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans

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Americans See Major Home Equity Gains

Americans See Major Home Equity Gains Some HighlightsToday’s home price appreciation is driving equity higher throughout the country.If your needs are changing and you’re

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VIDEO: Why This Spring Is a Great Time to Sell Your House

Why This Spring Is a Great Time to Sell Your HouseToday's housing market belongs to homeowners ready to sell. Let's connect to talk about why this spring is a great time to sell your house.Sources

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To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell

To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You SellWhen thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However,

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What Is the Strongest Tailwind to Today’s Recovering Economy?

What Is the Strongest Tailwind to Today’s Recovering Economy?Last year started off with a bang. Unemployment was under 4%, forecasters were giddy with their projections for the economy,

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What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?

What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has

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How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home

How to Make a Winning Offer on a HomeToday’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively

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How to Be a Competitive Buyer in Today’s Housing Market

How to Be a Competitive Buyer in Today’s Housing MarketSome HighlightsWith so few houses for sale today, it’s important to be prepared when you’re ready to buy 

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Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring?

Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring?Spring is almost here, and many are wondering what it will bring for the housing market. Even though the pandemic continues on, it’s certain to be

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6 Simple Graphs Proving This Is Nothing Like Last Time

6 Simple Graphs Proving This Is Nothing Like Last TimeLast March, many involved in the residential housing industry feared the market would be crushed under the pressure of a once-in-a-lifetime

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How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates?

How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates?Last Thursday, Freddie Mac announced that their 30-year fixed mortgage rate was over 3% (3.02%) for the first time since last July.

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5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This SpringWhen selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting

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How to Prepare Your House for a Winning Sale This Spring

How to Prepare Your House for a Winning Sale This SpringSome HighlightsWith so few homes available to buy today, houses are in high demand, and they’re selling fast.That means it

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Is It a Good Time to Sell My House?

Is It a Good Time to Sell My House?Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain

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How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?

How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be

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Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?

Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale

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What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment?

What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment?If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you may be wondering how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many

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It’s a Sellers’ Market

It’s a Sellers’ MarketSome HighlightsOver the past year, homeowners have gained an unprecedented opportunity to sell with great success while buyer demand is soaring.With homes selling

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VIDEO: Thinking of Getting Your House Ready to Sell?

Thinking of Getting Your House Ready to Sell? It's a great time to sell your house. Let's connect to make sure it's ready for success on the spring market.Sources for Data in Videohttps://www.hgtv

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Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?

Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are

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How Much Leverage Do Today’s House Sellers Have?

How Much Leverage Do Today’s House Sellers Have?The housing market has been scorching hot over the last twelve months. Buyers and their high demand have far outnumbered sellers and a short

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The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You

The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for YouWe’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a 

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Where Have All the Houses Gone?

Where Have All the Houses Gone?In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for

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Home Mortgage Rates by Decade

Home Mortgage Rates by DecadeSome HighlightsMortgage interest rates have dropped considerably over the past year, and compared to what we’ve seen in recent decades, it’s a great time to

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VIDEO: Homeowners Today Have Tremendous Equity

Homeowners Today Have Tremendous EquityYou may have more home equity today than you realize. Let's connect to plan how you can leverage that equity in your next moveSources for Data in Videohttps:/

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Will Low Mortgage Rates Continue through 2021?

Will Low Mortgage Rates Continue through 2021?With mortgage interest rates hitting record lows so many times recently, some are wondering if we’ll see low rates continue throughout

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3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your Life

3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your LifeThere have been a lot of headlines reporting on how homeowner equity (the difference between the current market value of your home and the

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Millennials: Is It Time to Buy a Bigger Home?

Millennials: Is It Time to Buy a Bigger Home?In today’s housing market, all eyes are on millennials. Not only are millennials the largest generation, but they’re also currently between

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3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This Year

3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This YearThere are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over the past year, we’ve realized more of them than we ever thought possible. If

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Why It’s Easy to Fall in Love with Homeownership

Why It’s Easy to Fall in Love with Homeownership Some HighlightsHomeownership provides comfort, stability, and security, and it makes you feel more connected to your community.Your home

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VIDEO: 4 Ways Your Agent Will Steal Your Heart

4 Ways Your Agent Will Steal Your Heart February 11, 2021Having a trusted professional on your side gives you the confidence you need if you're buying or selling a home. Let's connect to make

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47% of New Buyers Surprised by How Affordable Homes Are Today

47% of New Buyers Surprised by How Affordable Homes Are TodayHeadlines matter. Right now, it’s hard to read about real estate without seeing a headline that suggests homes have become

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The Luxury Market Is Attracting Buyers in 2021

The Luxury Market Is Attracting Buyers in 2021As more people continue to identify their changing needs this year, some are turning to the upscale housing sector for more space or finer features. In

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3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble

3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing BubbleHome values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some

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VIDEO: Is the Down Payment Myth Blocking Your Path to Homeownership?

Is the Down Payment Myth Blocking Your Path to Homeownership?It's a common misconception that you have to have a 20% down payment to buy a home. Let's connect to make sure you have all the right

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6 Foundational Benefits of Homeownership Today

6 Foundational Benefits of Homeownership TodayOver the past year, our homes have become an integral part of our lives more than ever. They’re much more than the houses we live in. They&rsquo

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VIDEO: Credit Repair With Abel Viera From Consult AVC

VIDEO: Credit Repair With Abel Viera From Consult AVCWebsite:  www.Consultavc.com Phone: 1-833-282-4850 Email:  abel@consultavc.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/consultavc IG: https://www

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Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial Decision

Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial DecisionIn today’s housing market, there are clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, the chance to build your net,

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Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?

Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from buying a home right now? You may be eager to take advantage of today’s low

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Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year.

Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year.Every year, households across the country make the decision to rent for another year or take the leap into homeownership. They look at their earnings and

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Turn to an Expert for the Best Advice, Not Perfect Advice

Turn to an Expert for the Best Advice, Not Perfect AdviceAs we approach the anniversary of the hardships we’ve faced through this pandemic and the subsequent recession, it’s normal to

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Is Right Now the Right Time to Sell?

Is Right Now the Right Time to Sell? Some HighlightsIf you’re on the fence about selling your house, now is a great time to take advantage of sky-high demand, low supply, and fierce buyer

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What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You

What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for YouThe real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by 

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VIDEO: No Matter What the Groundhog Says, You Should Sell Before Spring

No Matter What the Groundhog Says, You Should Sell Before SpringNo matter how soon the groundhog says spring will come, don't wait to put your house on the market. Let's connect to talk about why

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What Happens When Homeowners Leave Their Forbearance Plans?

What Happens When Homeowners Leave Their Forbearance Plans?According to the latest report from Black Knight, Inc., a well-respected provider of data and analytics for mortgage

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What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a

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Why Moving May Be Just the Boost You Need

Why Moving May Be Just the Boost You NeedAs we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much more time

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Financial Fundamentals for Homebuyers

Financial Fundamentals for HomebuyersSome HighlightsWhen you’re thinking about buying a home, there are a few key steps to take before you even start to look at houses.From saving for your

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VIDEO: 3 Reality TV Myths Busted

3 Reality TV Myths BustedReady to buy a home this year? Let's connect to separate reality from reality TV and make sure your experience is smooth and.

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What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job Market

What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job MarketEarlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their most recent Jobs Report. The report revealed that the economy

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Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One

Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting OneIf spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you;

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“FHFA Extends Foreclosure and REO Eviction Moratoriums"

Follow the links below in order to read the full artical. “FHFA Extends Foreclosure and REO Eviction Moratoriums​Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)

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Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?

Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the

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How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year

How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This YearIn 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and

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Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage 2021

Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage 2021Some HighlightsThere are a few key things to make sure you avoid after applying for a mortgage to help make sure you still qualify for

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VIDEO: Why Pre-Approval Is Key in 2021

Why Pre-Approval Is Key in 2021 January 14, 2021Today's housing market is highly competitive for homebuyers, so it's critical to gain every advantage in the process that you can. Let's connect

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Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your House

Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your HouseThe housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest&

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Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?

Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow

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4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021

4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the

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What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?

What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months.

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Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional Some HighlightsChoosing the right real estate professional to work with is one of the most important decisions you can make in your homebuying or

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Is This the Year to Sell My House?

Is This the Year to Sell My House?If one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling today should

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INTERVIEW @ The GO Podcast with Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz started his real estate journey in 2001 as an assistant. In 2004 Alex earned his Real Estate License. Since then he has gone through his own buying and selling experience, became an

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Three Reasons to Buy a Home in 2021

Three Reasons to Buy a Home in 2021 January 7, 20212021 will be a great year to buy a home. Let's connect to make sure you're ready for success in today's housing.

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The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth

The Importance of Home Equity in Building WealthHomeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted:&ldquo

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Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a Move

Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a MoveThe housing market recovery coming into the new year has been nothing short of remarkable. Many experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s

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3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This Year

3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This YearIt’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what

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Four Expert Views on the 2021 Housing Market

Four Expert Views on the 2021 Housing MarketThe housing market was a shining star in 2020, fueling the economic turnaround throughout the country. As we look forward to 2021, can we expect real

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Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a Mistake

Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a MistakeThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today,

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Expert Forecast on the 2021 Housing Market

Expert Forecast on the 2021 Housing Market December 30, 2020Experts forecast a year of continued strength in the housing market. Let's connect to explore how 2021 could be the year to achieve

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More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This Year

More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This YearThis year challenged us to reprioritize everything - from the way we use our time to where we work, how we socialize and gather together, and our

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Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today

Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right TodayEven in today’s sellers’ market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.

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Turning a House into a Happy Home

Turning a House into a Happy HomeWe talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership.No

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Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020?

Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020?It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the

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The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership

The Difference a Year Makes for HomeownershipOver the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times. This is a great driver

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The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage

The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a MortgageOnce you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You're

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2021 Housing Forecast

2021 Housing ForecastSome HighlightsExperts project an optimistic year for the 2021 housing market.With mortgage rates forecasted to remain low, high buyer demand is expected to fuel more home sales

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Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 Trillion

Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 TrillionIn a year that was financially devastating for many Americans, some good news for most homeowners is the dramatic gain in home equity over the

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3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021

3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021This year will be remembered for many reasons, and optimism is one thing that’s been in short supply since the spring. We’re

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The Holidays Aren’t Stopping Homebuyers This Year

The Holidays Aren’t Stopping Homebuyers This YearBlack Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, yet finding the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family is certainly still top of mind for

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5 Steps to Follow When Applying for Forbearance

5 Steps to Follow When Applying for ForbearanceIf you’re currently feeling the stress of affording your mortgage payment, or if you know someone who is, there’s still time to get help.

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Winning as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market

Winning as a Buyer in a Sellers’ MarketSome HighlightsBuying a home in today’s sellers’ market doesn’t have to feel like an uphill battle.Here are four ways to make sure you

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Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This Holiday Season

Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This Holiday SeasonIf you’re one of the many homeowners thinking about taking your house off the market for the holidays, hang on. You definitely don;

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Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory?

Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory?Talk of a housing bubble is beginning to crop up as home prices have appreciated at a rapid pace this year. This is understandable since the

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An Honest Look at Unemployment Numbers

An Honest Look at Unemployment NumbersLast Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November Jobs Report. It revealed that, though headed in the right direction, the nation

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How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale

How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home SaleThis year, the opportunity to work remotely has increased the demand for vacation homes. Gay Cororaton, Senior Economist and Director of Housing

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The Path to Homeownership

The Path to Homeownership Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking of buying a home and not sure where to start, you’re not alone.Here’s a map with 10 simple steps to follow in the

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A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual World

A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual WorldIn a year when we’re learning to do so much remotely, homebuying is no exception. From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and

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With Home Values Surging, Is it Still Affordable to Buy Right Now?

With Home Values Surging, Is it Still Affordable to Buy Right Now?Housing inventory is at an all-time low. Realtor.com just reported that there are 39% fewer homes for sale

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Knowledge Is Power on the Path to Homeownership

Knowledge Is Power on the Path to HomeownershipHomeownership is on the goal list for many young adults, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to get there. From understanding the

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5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer

5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive OfferToday’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a

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Key Terms to Know in the Homebuying Process

Key Terms to Know in the Homebuying Process [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsBuying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.To point you in the

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Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season

Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday SeasonAround this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who

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Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move?

Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move?There’s no doubt 2020 has been a challenging year. A global pandemic coupled with an economic recession has caused heartache for many. However, it

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Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home

Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a HomeThis year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put

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It Pays to Sell with a Real Estate Agent

It Pays to Sell with a Real Estate AgentSome HighlightsToday, it’s more important than ever to have an expert you trust to guide you as you sell your house.From your safety throughout the

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Video: The Winter Housing Market Forecast Won't Be Chilly

The Winter Housing Market Forecast Won't Be Chilly - November 19, 2020According to experts, the housing market is not forecasted to cool off this winter. Let's connect to make sure you're ready to

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Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?

Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows

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Chances of Another Foreclosure Crisis? “About Zero Percent.”

Chances of Another Foreclosure Crisis? “About Zero Percent.”There seems to be some concern that the 2020 economic downturn will lead to another foreclosure crisis like the one we

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Homes for Sale Are Rapidly Disappearing

Homes for Sale Are Rapidly DisappearingThrough all the challenges of 2020, the real estate market has done very well, and purchasers are continuing to take advantage of historically low mortgage

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Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move

Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next MoveIf you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses

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Tips to Sell Your House Safely Right Now

Tips to Sell Your House Safely Right NowSome HighlightsYour agent now has over 6 months of experience selling houses during the pandemic and can make the process easier and safer for you today.COVID

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VIDEO: The Economic Impact of Buying a Home

The Economic Impact of Buying a Home November 12, 2020 When you buy a home, you're making an impact on our local economy. Let's connect today to explore your homebuying options together.Sources for

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Winter Will Bring a Flurry of Activity to the Housing Market

Winter Will Bring a Flurry of Activity to the Housing MarketIn the second half of this year, the housing market surged with activity. Today, real estate experts are looking ahead to the

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VA Home Loans: Helping Heroes Find a Home

VA Home Loans: Helping Heroes Find a HomeToday, on Veterans Day, we honor those who have served our country and thank them for their continued dedication to our nation. In the United States, there

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Homeownership Is a Key to Building Wealth

Homeownership Is a Key to Building WealthFor years, real estate has been considered the best investment you can make. A major reason for this is due to the net worth a household gains

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Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?

Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?In today’s real estate market, the buzz is all about how it’s a great time to sell your house. Buyer demand is high, and there simply aren

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Making a Home for the Brave Possible

Making a Home for the Brave PossibleSome HighlightsVA Home Loans provide unique opportunities for Veterans, active-duty personnel, and their families in recognition of their service to our

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Experts Project Home Price Appreciation Into Next Year

Experts Project Home Price Appreciation Into Next YearExperts Project Home Price Appreciation Into Next Year November 5, 2020 Experts agree the 2021 forecast is calling for continued home price

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Why the 2021 Forecast Doesn’t Call for a Foreclosure Crisis

Why the 2021 Forecast Doesn’t Call for a Foreclosure CrisisAs the current forbearance mortgage relief options come to an end, many are wondering if we’ll face a foreclosure

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Real Estate Is a Driving Force in the Economy

Real Estate Is a Driving Force in the EconomyAs the economy recovers from this year’s health crisis, the housing market is playing a leading role in the turnaround. It’s safe to say that

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Rent vs. Buy: How to Decide What’s Best for You

Rent vs. Buy: How to Decide What’s Best for YouAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, median rent continues to rise. With today’s low mortgage rates, there’s

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Summer Is the New Spring Market May 21st, 2020 Summer is gearing up to be the new spring for homebuying and selling! Let's connect so you're ready to make your move this season. REALTOR: Alex Ortiz

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Completely remodeled throughout, this contemporary home offers comfort and style wrapped in a serene color palette and stylish finishes. From the updated kitchen to the beautiful wood front door and

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One of the biggest questions we all seem to be asking these days is: When are we going to start to see an economic recovery? As the country begins to slowly reopen, moving forward in

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IN ESCROW: 12351 Twin Gables Dr Chino Ca

MUST SEE 3D VIRTUAL TOUR. This Lovely home offers a full bedroom suite downstairs with its own private bathroom. Beautiful open concept kitchen and family room, formal living room at entry which can

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What the Experts See Coming for the Housing Market - May 14th, 2020 Experts are optimistic that the housing market will rebound as the country emerges from stay-at-home orders. Let's connect to

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The Economic Impact of Buying a Home - May 7th, 2020 Purchasing a home provides a boost to your community and your family, a true win-win. Let's connect to see how you can be an economic driver this

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The 3 Sciences That Are Driving Today's Expert Economic Projections - April 30th, 2020 Business science, health science, and social science all influence the projections we're hearing from economic

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Technology Is Powering the Real Estate Process - April 23rd, 2020 Technology is the driving force behind many of today's real estate transactions. Let’s connect to discuss how working together

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Happy Hour & Chill 7pm -Thursday 04-23-2020.

Alex Ortiz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/4039794021?pwd=aDZr... Meeting ID: 403 979 4021 Password:

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JUST SOLD VIDEO: 1588 Red Hill North Dr Upland Ca 91786

$20,000 above the previous comparable in this Upland Ca neighborhood is what we did. We have now determined a new property value in the community while putting 20k more in our seller’s hand.We

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Americans Are Sitting on Tremendous Equity - April 9th, 2020 More than half of homes in America have at least 50% equity. Wondering how much equity you have? Let's connect. REALTOR: Alex Ortiz:

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Creating Options Part 1: Refinance & Interest Rates During Social Distancing

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Should I Buy a Home This Year? February 27th, 2020 With home prices rising, homebuyers have the opportunity to gain significant wealth through their home equity.Let's connect to get you on the path

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FOR SALE VIDEO: 1588 Redhill North Dr, Upland 91786

JUST LISTED FOR SALE: 1588 Redhill North Dr Upland Ca 91710 Beautiful home nestled in the private gated community of Redhill North. This charming Upland California home overlooks the Red Hill

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FOR SALE - 12351 Twin Gables Dr Chino 91710

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Read this brief article on Forbes magazine in regards to five questions a real estate agent cannot legally answer. Obviously as realtors we know the law, but I think some people don’t realize

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Here I am once again sending out blessing in 2020. It’s the start of the year and I’m hoping all of us have at least one goal written down. As for me. I’m look to help 12 families,

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VIDEO: Investment and Gen Z

Here is the information I read. In my opinion i thinks its always best to own something. Start small and build. I don't believe you will be disappointed. What are your thoughts? https://magazine

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