Blog Archive: July 2020

How Much House Can I Afford
Jul 31, 2020 by Jon Long

How much money do you need to buy a home? The answer depends on many factors. Today I’m going to walk you through what you need to answer the question, "how much house can I afford".  &n...

Fed Rate Cuts and Buying or Selling Real Estate
Jul 31, 2020 by Jon Long

I’m sure you’ve heard the news that the Federal Reserve recently cut interest rates by 0.25%. From an economic standpoint, this move will have a far-reaching impact, but what specificall...

Real Estate Market Trends - September 2019
Jul 31, 2020 by Jon Long

We’re heading into fall and we’re seeing more of the same from the real estate market trends for September 2019. Over the last few months, we’ve had a market that’s sectioned...

Home Appraisal and Real Estate Sales
Jul 24, 2020 by Jon Long

Before you can buy or refinance a home, your lender will need to order a property appraisal to verify the property’s value. Only once a home has been appraised at or near the value you plan to...

The Importance of a Home Inspection
Jul 24, 2020 by Jon Long

Home inspections are an essential step in the real estate process, but why is this the case? We’ll explain in a moment, but let’s first cover what a home inspection is.   A home i...

July 2019 Orange County Homes For Sale and Market Update
Jul 24, 2020 by Jon Long

There are a few things to take a look at with respect to Orange County homes for sale and the real estate market in our update today, but we’re paying extra attention to how the leading indica...

Loan Programs for First Time Home Buyers
Jul 24, 2020 by Jon Long

  As many already know, the main loan programs available are the FHA, VA, and conventional loans, though these aren’t necessarily for first time home buyers. For these loans, your eligib...

What You Need To Be Aware of When Selling Your Home
Jul 24, 2020 by Jon Long

Before you put your home on the market, there are three things you need to be aware of if you want to sell quickly and for top dollar.     The first is your competition. In other wo...

The Trouble With Zillow’s Zestimates
Jul 9, 2020 by Jon Long

Can you trust Zillow’s Zestimates?    There are some upsides to the Zestimate feature: You can access it in the blink of an eye and you won’t have to input a ton of informati...

What Sold "As Is" Really Means
Jul 9, 2020 by Jon Long

Put yourself ahead of the curve and LEARN your market! To make things easy, I’ve packed this show #JonLongandRealEstate full of tips and ideas to make selling or buying a house easy for you. ...

Brea Real Estate 2019 Spring Market Update
Jul 8, 2020 by Jon Long

Is our market currently a buyer’s or a seller’s market?  Right now, we’re seeing a little bit of both, suggesting the market is balancing out. Homes aren’t selling...