The 5 Top Financial Priorities for Homeowners

The 5 Top Financial Priorities for Homeowners

March 2024 Survey by Finance of America, and explanations of results provided by HowMuchAMonth.com. In a recent survey, homeowners rated their highest financial priority, and here are their results. Saving for the Future, Retirement, and Emergencies (72%): Homeowners...
Burgerflation – The Big Mac Index

Burgerflation – The Big Mac Index

Have you ever heard about the price of a Big Mac hamburger being used to gauge inflation? The Big Mac was introduced in 1967, at a price of 45 cents. Ahh… The good old days! The Big Mac index tracks the burger’s price across countries and highlights the staggering...
The Housing Paradox – Prices vs. Rates

The Housing Paradox – Prices vs. Rates

In the current housing market, it seems like what goes up doesn’t necessarily come down. Let’s explore why home prices continue to rise despite higher interest rates: Supply and Demand Dynamics: The dominant factor driving this trend is the extremely limited supply of...
What Are ADUs?

What Are ADUs?

The California Department of Housing and Community Development defines accessory dwelling units (ADU) as an innovative, affordable, effective option for housing in California. ADUs, or Accessory Dwelling Units, are secondary living spaces located on the same property...
Preparing for Storms in California

Preparing for Storms in California

California is known for its great weather, but we still have severe weather events where some preparation can make a huge difference in how well you weather a storm.  The geography is diverse, ranging from ocean-front homes, to snowy mountainous terrain, and...