LA VERNE, California, Dec. 18, 2017 — I’m looking for my first home, which I be financing. My problem is, I am confused over all the different kinds of home lenders out there — mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, my local bank, etc.. Can you help me make sense of the differences?   Gladly. Honestly, I … Continue reading THE REAL DIRTT: Please End the Confusion Over All the Different Kinds of Home Lenders

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PASADENA, Calif., December 14, 2017 — You can’t say the U.S. government doesn’t have a big heart. After the 2008 financial collapse, the federal government provided about $4.6 billion in principal forgiveness from 2010 to 2016 to help homeowners, owing more on their mortgages than their homes were worth, avoid foreclosure. As an example, if … Continue reading THE REAL DIRTT: It’s Not the Principal That Counts … by Realtor Colleen Bennett

The No. 1 sign that you live in Los Angeles isn’t that you’re always 30 minutes late, adore In-n-Out burgers, or wear your Lululemon gear all over town. No, it’s the fact that you, your neighbor and your neighbor’s neighbor likely lives in a home with an unpermitted addition or alteration. No one knows the … Continue reading THE REAL DIRTT: Who Cares If You’re Living With Unpermitted Structures; It’s L.A., Baby!