Understanding Real Estate Markets

Understanding Real Estate Markets

The real estate market is a dynamic ecosystem that can shift in favor of either buyers or sellers based on supply and demand. Understanding the differences between a buyer’s market and a seller’s market can empower individuals looking to buy or sell...
7 Steps to Complete an Offer on a House

7 Steps to Complete an Offer on a House

If you are new to home buying, or if it’s been a while since you bought a house, here’s a step-by-step overview of how the process works. 1. Determine your Budget Select a lender to get pre-qualified, or better yet, get pre-approved.  the pre-approval process...
A Study of Home Equity Options

A Study of Home Equity Options

Introduction Understanding how to access home equity is crucial for homeowners looking to leverage their property’s value for various financial needs. Second mortgages, including HELOCs, home equity loans, and cash-out refinancing, provide avenues to tap into...
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...
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...