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SGV Market Overview

Mortgage Rates

U.S. averages as of

June 28, 2012:


30 yr. fixed:   3.66%

15 yr. fixed:   2.94%
1 yr. adj:        2.74%

30 Yr July 2012

Janice Lee
Luxury Properties Director
540 South Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Porch Perfection: Welcomes Buyers Instantly   


July 2012 Porch PerfectionWhen the weather turns warmer, front porches across the country are put to use again. However, not all porches or front entryways are put to "good" use. Sometimes over the cold winter months they've taken a beating and are badly in need of repair. Other times they're used as storage for overflow from the garage, basement, or house and that is not a welcoming sight for buyers. 



Forget Cost Vs. Value, Homeowners Use Improvements To Pump Up Style, Not Equity 


July 2012 Cost Vs. Value

Sure, most home improvements will hold or boost equity, even in the worst market, but today's homeowners are more concerned that improvements enhance their home's form and function rather than its value.



Getting an Offer 


July 2012-Getting Offer

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get more showings and to finally seal the deal? If your home has been lingering on the market for months, you might be asking yourself just that question.


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