These tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build

These tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build A team of architecture students designed a seemingly impossible home. After more than a decade of designing, editing, and reworking, the students at Rural Studio - Auburn University 's architectural-design program - built two cottages in 2016 with raw materials that cost just $14,000 each. (The … Continue reading These tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build

The most accurate way to calculate how much home you can afford

~ There is some great information, but don't overlook speaking to a lender as soon as you are thinking about looking for a home. They will be able to guide you as well ~ The most accurate way to calculate how much home you can afford Jeanie Ahn Yahoo FinanceJuly 12, 2017 The American dream … Continue reading The most accurate way to calculate how much home you can afford

How high can home prices go? A lot, say experts

How much higher can home prices go? A lot, say experts By Jeff Collins | JeffCollins@scng.com and Fielding Buck | fbuck@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: July 11, 2017 at 4:28 am | UPDATED: July 11, 2017 at 9:09 am Roberto Macias did his best to stay in Riverside. The supervisor for county social services … Continue reading How high can home prices go? A lot, say experts

The Psychology Behind Why People Buy, And Where

~ I think this is pretty interesting ~ The Psychology Behind Why People Buy, And Where Homebuyers within the last two years are buying homes in certain areas for a variety of reasons, according to a recent poll conducted by Redfin. The survey—which began back in May 2017 and has since asked approximately 3,350 U.S. … Continue reading The Psychology Behind Why People Buy, And Where

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House? Use This Handy Timeline to Plan Ahead

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House? Use This Handy Timeline to Plan Ahead By Cathie Ericson | Jul 10, 2017 inxti/iStock How long does it take to buy a house? It's a big question, especially for people who hope to time their home purchase with when their rental lease is up. Or before … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Buy a House? Use This Handy Timeline to Plan Ahead

McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble

McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble Back in the mid-2000s, McMansions, or homes that were larger than 3,000 square feet, helped fuel the housing bubble as people started building bigger and better homes. Coupled with subprime mortgages, banks couldn’t keep up when people stopped paying their mortgages, and the market collapsed. Now, … Continue reading McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble

How high can Southern California housing prices go?

How high can Southern California housing prices go? Sky’s the limit, experts say While housing prices continue to rise in Southern California, experts say there is no sign of a bubble at this time. (ANA VENEGAS, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER) By Jeff Collins, JeffCollins@scng.com, @RegJeffCollins on Twitter Posted: 06/26/17, 9:21 AM PDT | Updated: 2 hrs … Continue reading How high can Southern California housing prices go?

It’s Not Just You: 5 Signs Rent Is Totally Out of Control

It’s Not Just You: 5 Signs Rent Is Totally Out of Control Housing prices have soared so high in the U.S. that renting may increasingly look like a better option. But the truth is that rent prices are skyrocketing too. Here’s a look at how painful rent is for Americans lately, with no signs of … Continue reading It’s Not Just You: 5 Signs Rent Is Totally Out of Control

50 Worst Cities to Live In

~ Unfortunately we have 3 cities in CA 😦 ~ 50 Worst Cities to Live In Quality of life in an American city often depends on the neighborhood one lives in, as abject poverty and crime can be found just blocks away from prosperity. Still, as much as a city can be judged on the … Continue reading 50 Worst Cities to Live In

Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers

~ I completely agree, which if you have read my blog you will see. I fully agree with homeownership where it is feasible. ~ Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers by Brandon Turner | BiggerPockets.com By Brandon Turner updated April 21, 2017 Real Estate Investing Basics Recently, one of my … Continue reading Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers