5 Reasons to Love Using A Real Estate Pro

~ I wholeheartedly agree and I am not just saying that because I am a professional. There are a lot of ins and out described here, but also not listed below that we are trained to handle and maintain when you entrust us with helping you buy or sell your home ~ 5 Reasons to … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Love Using A Real Estate Pro

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The Economy’s Great—Why Is Housing a Problem?

The Economy’s Great—Why Is Housing a Problem? The American housing market is constrained. Not by price so much as by the continuing lack of houses on the market; and this, according to Realtor.com’s "State of the Housing Union" report, released Thursday, is “pressuring potential home buyers striving to attain the American Dream,” despite a strong U.S. … Continue reading The Economy’s Great—Why Is Housing a Problem?

Are Tax Reforms Worth the SALT in High-Priced Markets?

~interesting read, but I wish they gave more #s to show~ Are Tax Reforms Worth the SALT in High-Priced Markets? An analysis released by real estate insights and analytics firm HouseCanary, has estimated the effects of the tax reforms bill on the housing market across major metropolitan and suburban areas (MSA) especially when it came … Continue reading Are Tax Reforms Worth the SALT in High-Priced Markets?

Silver Lining to Rising Home Prices . . .

Silver Lining to Rising Home Prices . . . Home prices continue to climb both year-over-year and month-over-month, according to the October 2017 Home Price Index (HPI) released by CoreLogic Tuesday Morning. Nationally, prices increased by 7 percent from October 2016 to October 2017—representing the second consecutive month of 7 percent year-over-year increases. Meanwhile, month-over-month … Continue reading Silver Lining to Rising Home Prices . . .

The least tax-friendly states for retirees

~ in case you or someone you know is thinking about moving when they retire, keep these in mind ~ The least tax-friendly states for retirees 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Retirees, 2017 These 10 states impose the highest taxes on retirees, according to Kiplinger’s 2017 analysis of state taxes. Two of them treat Social … Continue reading The least tax-friendly states for retirees

GOP’s tax plan would have a huge impact on how you buy a home

~ very important ~ GOP's tax plan would have a huge impact on how you buy a home The GOP's new tax plan would deal a blow to many would-be homeowners. The 429-page Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was revealed Thursday and is being billed as a boon for hardworking middle-class Americans. But Republicans have proposed … Continue reading GOP’s tax plan would have a huge impact on how you buy a home

Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties

~ some good info for you in case you need it ~ Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and, if you’re compliant with the law, a smoke detector, too! Read on to ensure you and your clients comply with new and existing rules controlling smoke alarms in … Continue reading Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties

It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales

~ Supply desperately needs to meet demand ~ It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales After a brief improvement in June, home sales continued their downward slide in July, with buyers signing fewer contracts to buy existing homes. An index of so-called pending home sales, which represent closings one … Continue reading It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

~ such great ideas! ~ 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House If you're selling your home, chances are good you're familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

American Cities Adding the Most Jobs

~ not any CA cities, but if you are looking to move take a look at the list, get some ideas ~ American Cities Adding the Most Jobs © Thinkstock The United States nonfarm employment increased by 222,000 in May, as the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.4%. Unemployment remains close to its lowest … Continue reading American Cities Adding the Most Jobs