Resources

Buying property can be an overwhelming process.  Arming yourself with as much knowledge as possible can alleviate stress and prepare you to act with confidence before making any decisions.  I will share occasional articles that provide helpful tips.

 

Rating the top Valley public elementary schools

Source: California School Ratings

With the rising cost of private school options, finding a home in a neighborhood with access to a top flight public school options can save families beaucoup bucks!  See how the various neighborhood schools stack up here:

http://school-ratings.com/cities/San_Fernando_Valley.html

 

Is It Better to Rent or Buy?

Source: New York Times

The choice between buying a home and renting one is among the biggest financial decisions that many adults make. But the costs of buying are more varied and complicated than for renting, making it hard to tell which is a better deal. To help you answer this question, this calculator from the New York Times takes the most important costs associated with buying a house and computes the equivalent monthly rent.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/buy-rent-calculator.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=1

 

How Much House Can You Really Afford?

Source: Curbed

There are two answers that matter to the question of how much house you can afford: yours, and your lender's.

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/03/curbed_university_how_much_house_can_you_really_afford.php