California’s Housing Market

These Tax Laws Are Holding Back California’s Housing Market The state’s efforts to save homeowners money are now keeping many of them locked in their homes — and potential buyers locked out. By Virginia Postrel ‎July‎ ‎15‎, ‎2018‎ ‎9‎:‎00‎ ‎AM Would you leave? Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Forty years ago last month, Californians passed Proposition 13, … Continue reading California’s Housing Market

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26 things you should never throw out before you move

~ Getting ready to move? Check out these tips! ~ 26 things you should never throw out before you move 26 things you should never throw out before you move Many people take moving as an opportunity to throw out anything they haven't used in a while. And while getting rid of things you know … Continue reading 26 things you should never throw out before you move

This Was the Biggest Mistake I Made When Buying My First Home

~ I would NOT allow this to happen to you! ~ This Was the Biggest Mistake I Made When Buying My First Home (Image credit: DreamPictures/Getty Images) The very first time I walked into the house I now call home, I fell in love. It was in a quiet, tree-lined cul de sac where children … Continue reading This Was the Biggest Mistake I Made When Buying My First Home

The One Thing Never to Display in Your Home, Ever

The Property Brothers Reveal the One Thing Never to Display in Your Home, Ever By Lisa Johnson Mandell | Jul 12, 2018 HGTV Season 8 of "Property Brothers: Buying and Selling" has just aired its premiere—and boy, do Drew and Jonathan Scott’s latest clients need a reality check, bad! In the episode titled "Small Budget, Big … Continue reading The One Thing Never to Display in Your Home, Ever

There’s an uptick in housing inventory in these 10 metros, but don’t expect price relief

~ I was in a meeting where they were discussing this and it was stated that there has been 80,000 units built or put into production to have built this year. What is needed to maintain normal growth is 180,000 units. so we are behind. Plus there were a few dead years in the recession … Continue reading There’s an uptick in housing inventory in these 10 metros, but don’t expect price relief

11 Things You Should Never Ever Do at an Open House

11 Things You Should Never Ever Do at an Open House Open houses can be exciting, no matter whether you're actively house-hunting or just a nosy Nellie. These events offer a pressure-free (okay, mostly pressure-free) way to scout out any homes on your radar—and maybe even find your dream space. But staying on your best … Continue reading 11 Things You Should Never Ever Do at an Open House

What HGTV Doesn’t Tell You About Flipping Houses

~ THIS!! ~ What HGTV Doesn’t Tell You About Flipping Houses (Image credit: Natalie Jeffcott) So you want to make a cool $100,000? Popular HGTV shows lead you to believe the secret to getting rich quick is to start flipping houses. From Chip and Joanna Gaines, to Tarek and Christina El Moussa, there are plenty … Continue reading What HGTV Doesn’t Tell You About Flipping Houses

What to Keep and What to Lose When You Move

How to Decide What to Keep and What to Lose When You Move © Getty Images Moving lets you decide which items should stay and which should go. Moving forces you to sort through everything you own, and that creates an opportunity to prune your belongings. It's not always easy to decide what you'll bring … Continue reading What to Keep and What to Lose When You Move

Why so many families are renting, not buying, homes

~ Do you find yourself in this situation as well? Can I help, give me a call ~ Why so many families are renting, not buying, homes  As home prices soar in a booming economy, one impact is becoming dramatic. Families are being squeezed into rental properties, according to "The Dream on Hold," a study … Continue reading Why so many families are renting, not buying, homes