The Best Springtime Dinners #2

The Best Springtime Dinners #2

Crunchy Chili Lime Shrimp: This is the second installment of our springtime dinner series.  Quick, family-friendly, and bursting with flavor, this shrimp dish comes together quickly with a flavor-packed sauce and crunchy tortilla chips. Ingredients 2 pounds uncooked...
The Best Springtime Dinners #1

The Best Springtime Dinners #1

This is the first installment of our springtime dinner series.  Springtime brings a delightful array of fresh ingredients, and there are plenty of delicious dinner options to choose from. Here is the first of our popular spring dinner ideas that you can prepare...
78% of Baby Boomers Plan to Age in Place

78% of Baby Boomers Plan to Age in Place

Why are older homeowners planning to stay in their homes as they age? According to a recent survey by Redfin, the majority of baby boomers intend to remain in their current homes as they age. Here are the key findings from the February survey that was completed by...
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...
Budgeting For Your Retirement

Budgeting For Your Retirement

This probably comes as no surprise, but most Americans are not prepared for a comfortable retirement. No matter what your age is, it’s never too early to start planning your retirement strategy.  Here are some key steps to help you budget for retirement:...
What Makes Northern California so Popular

What Makes Northern California so Popular

Northern California offers a plethora of compelling reasons to consider buying a home in this vibrant region. Here are some key factors: Diverse Landscapes: From the rugged coastline of the Pacific Ocean to lush farmlands in the valleys and majestic redwood forests of...