3 Tips to avoid homebuying regrets

~ Don't dip into your Retirement to buy or sell your house, word of advice ~ Almost 70% of millennials regret buying their homes. Here's why Megan Leonhardt | @Megan_Leonhardt 6 Hours Ago CNBC.com  Mint Images | Getty Images Millennials aren’t exactly jumping for joy after purchasing their homes. About four in 10 millennials are … Continue reading 3 Tips to avoid homebuying regrets

HOME Survey June 2018

Infographic: HOME Survey June 2018

What Does “Starter Home” Really Mean?

What Does “Starter Home” Really Mean? (Image credit: Natalie Jeffcott) Share Pin It Email 50 When you become immersed in the world of residential real estate for the first time, there are so many terms and phrases bandied about that it can make your head spin. One such phrase is "starter home." But don't worry. … Continue reading What Does “Starter Home” Really Mean?

In this red-hot housing market, if a ‘for sale’ sign goes up, don’t blink—you might miss it

In this red-hot housing market, if a 'for sale' sign goes up, don't blink—you might miss it The average home sold in May went under contract in just 34 days, according to real estate broker Redfin. May's number broke the previous month's record of 36 days. Of the homes that sold in May, 27.6 percent … Continue reading In this red-hot housing market, if a ‘for sale’ sign goes up, don’t blink—you might miss it

House Hunting in One Day: 6 Tips for Maximizing Your Time

~ When I was helping my cousins move from Riverside to Joshua Tree, because of our schedules we would schedule days where we saw regularly 15+ homes. We only had to do this 3 times, plus one short stack trip, before we agreed on the home she and her husband wanted to buy. Our busiest … Continue reading House Hunting in One Day: 6 Tips for Maximizing Your Time

Why High-Flying U.S. Home Prices Seen Getting Another Jolt

Why High-Flying U.S. Home Prices Seen Getting Another Jolt The U.S. housing market’s storyline for the last several years has been one of steady demand and limited supply, pushing prices ever higher. Now, a new chapter has opened up for the industry and its customers: soaring costs for building materials. Reports on Tuesday underscored both … Continue reading Why High-Flying U.S. Home Prices Seen Getting Another Jolt

Did you buy a home in 1998 in these cities?

~ a little jealous that Riverside is not the list as I bought my 1st home here in 1998, but our value has tripled and we have a long term rental that will last well into our retirement 😉 ~ If You Bought a Home in 1998 in One of These 10 Cities, You Might … Continue reading Did you buy a home in 1998 in these cities?

What You Can Do in 2018 to Make Buying a Home a Reality in 2019

 ~I agree with so many of these! The homebuying process can be overwhelming with the contracts and disclosures making a seemingly endless stack of paperwork. Getting prepared beforehand so that you only need to worry about that paperwork and not the styles or home or neighborhood you would like will help ease the stress tremendously … Continue reading What You Can Do in 2018 to Make Buying a Home a Reality in 2019

Buying a Home is a Top Priority for Americans

Buying a Home is a Top Priority for Americans Americans want to buy homes and they want to buy them as an investment option. According to a study on homebuyers by NerdWallet, a personal finance website, 75 percent Americans say that buying a home was a priority for them. NerdWallet analyzed data of more than … Continue reading Buying a Home is a Top Priority for Americans

Rising mortgage rates could mean even fewer homes for sale this spring

~ Don't wait to buy if you are interested. You don't want to be priced out by rising interest rates ~ Rising mortgage rates could mean even fewer homes for sale this spring There is still plenty of snow blanketing a wide swath of the nation's neighborhoods, but the spring housing market is just around … Continue reading Rising mortgage rates could mean even fewer homes for sale this spring