Which state has the best schools?

The states with the best and worst schools For many parents, one of the most important considerations when choosing where to live is the quality of the local school district. It is, however, very difficult to measure the quality and effectiveness of one school system over another, and state school systems vary in many ways. … Continue reading Which state has the best schools?

The Impact Of Real Estate Seasonality

The Impact Of Real Estate Seasonality We have all heard it before: real estate is as cyclical as the day is long. In the last decade alone, we have seen the real estate market extend to both ends of the spectrum. While it’s currently firing on all cylinders at the moment, 2007 saw what would … Continue reading The Impact Of Real Estate Seasonality

4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes

~ please don't let the unknown deter you from buying a home. I can help guide you through the process. Step, by Step ~ 4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes  While the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed slightly since reaching a 50-year low in 2016, it remains near a generational low at just 63.7%. … Continue reading 4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes

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

Rents hit all-time highs amid job growth and low vacancy rates

Rents hit all-time highs amid job growth and low vacancy rates Now is a good time to buy. You might be surprised at what you can afford! Don't let homeownership pass you by, give me a call today!

Here’s Why It Feels Like Rent Is Eating Up Your Entire Paycheck

Here’s Why It Feels Like Rent Is Eating Up Your Entire Paycheck Rents have gone up faster than incomes for decades. Way, way faster. 06/29/2016 05:20 pm ET 270 Kate Abbey-Lambertz National Reporter, The Huffington Post This is the clearest explanation for why more and more people are struggling to afford a place to live: … Continue reading Here’s Why It Feels Like Rent Is Eating Up Your Entire Paycheck

Southern California home prices surge in March; sales inch up

Southern California home prices surge in March; sales inch up    Southern California home prices jumped 5.6% in March from a year earlier, as buyers fought over a meager supply of homes for sale and bid up values. The six-county region’s median price hit $449,000 last month, up from $425,000 a year earlier, real estate … Continue reading Southern California home prices surge in March; sales inch up

Money Minute: Should I tap my 401(k) to buy my first home?

Money Minute: Should I tap my 401(k) to buy my first home?   By Mandi Woodruff March 21, 2016 Yes, you can tap your IRA or 401(k) to cover a home purchase, but it's important to know the pros and cons first. Making an IRA withdrawal Typically, withdrawing funds from your IRA before age 59 … Continue reading Money Minute: Should I tap my 401(k) to buy my first home?

Housing markets where buyers will find true bargains

From Business Insider 1/22/16 The term "bargain" is used generously in real estate. But when it comes to buying a house, how do you know if you're truly getting a deal? Online real estate listing site Trulia decided to find out if homes listed on its site and claiming to be a "bargain" — or something … Continue reading Housing markets where buyers will find true bargains

Which state had the most Eagle Scouts in 2015?

Which state had the most Eagle Scouts in 2015? Posted on February 25, 2016 by Bryan Wendell in Eagle Scout // 13 Comments Once again, Utah takes the crown. No state produced more Eagle Scouts in 2015 than Utah. Thanks in large part to the strong support Scouting receives from the LDS church there, 5,765 young men … Continue reading Which state had the most Eagle Scouts in 2015?