Coming up with the required down payment to qualify for a home mortgage loan can be a barrier to home ownership, but it doesn’t have to be with various down payment assistance programs in California. With these programs that offer financial help, dreams of home ownership can come true. When you’re ready, the Foxen Realty…

Fresno Housing Market is Booming

We’ve always loved Fresno real estate, and with the way the Fresno housing market is booming right now, it looks like many people are feeling the same way. In fact, the Los Angeles Times recently called Fresno “the nation’s hottest housing market.” That’s based on the 39% increase in average home rental prices since 2017.…

Mortgage Rates on the Rise

Nothing lasts forever, and that’s certainly true of the record low mortgage rates we’ve enjoyed recently. Mortgage rates are on the rise as we continue to recover from the pandemic, although they’re still at historically low levels. According to BankRate, the upward trend for mortgage rates is likely to continue through the year as more…

Want to Sell Your Home for More?

If you’re thinking of selling and want to sell your home for more, we’ve got a few tips that may help. Of course, nothing beats personal suggestions based on your specific home, and we encourage you to speak with a real estate professional for personalized help. If you’d like to talk to us, we’d be…

Pros and Cons of Refinancing Your Home

With our historically low mortgage interest rates, you may be weighing the pros and cons of refinancing your home. While it may seem like a no-brainer decision — lower is better after all, right? — we believe it requires careful thought and consideration. Does it make sense for you and your financial situation? Should you?…

What to Expect with Real Estate in 2021

While last year taught us all that anything can happen, here’s what buyers and sellers can expect with real estate in 2021 … Mortgage Rates Buyers saw mortgage rates at all-time lows in 2020. The average over the course of last year was just 3%. Rates are already starting to rise, although they are expected…

How to Increase the Value of Your Home

Your home is likely one of your most valuable assets, so it makes sense to consider how to increase the value of your home to maximize your investment. Here are six things that you can do: Fix What’s Broken First of all, make any repairs. Those damaged or broken things you’ve been ignoring or just…

Mortgage Rates Still Dropping?

Seems like each time that rates hit a new record low this year, we turn around and see mortgage rates still dropping even further. But will that continue? Now that the election is over and positive news of a coronavirus vaccine has been announced, we may see rates start to go back up … a…

How to Know You’re Getting a Good Price

Unless you’re buying and selling real estate every few months, how to know you’re getting a good price may be something you worry about. It’s a big transaction, after all, and you don’t want to pay more than you should or leave money on the table by accepting too little. Whether buying or selling, there…

Fresno Real Estate Market Conditions 2020

Fresno real estate market conditions are strong, even in the midst of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what third-party real estate experts have to say … Realtor.com According to Realtor.com, there are currently 1,060 homes for sale in Fresno. The median listing price of these single-family, condo, and…

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