Do these 5 things in your kitchen, before you move in

5 Things to Do in Your New Kitchen Before You Move In (Image credit: Emily Han) So you're moving, huh? Congratulations! While moving itself is stressful, the prospects of a new place are usually always exciting. It's a fresh start — a chance to reorganize and redecorate! But where do you start? I'll tell you: … Continue reading Do these 5 things in your kitchen, before you move in

Move across the country without draining your bank account

Move across the country without draining your bank account Moving, along with getting married and sending your kids to college, is one of the most stressful activities you'll probably ever experience. Moving to another state or across the country can be even more difficult. Property taxes, local economies, school districts – the list of concerns … Continue reading Move across the country without draining your bank account

7 Things to Never, Ever Do When Buying a Home

7 Things to Never, Ever Do When Buying a Home By Daniel Bortz | Jul 26, 2017   AleksandarGeorgiev/istock Buying a home is exciting and terrifying. After all, this is the biggest financial move most people ever make. As such, there's a lot of room for error, and even tiny mistakes can translate to tens of thousands … Continue reading 7 Things to Never, Ever Do When Buying a Home

Riverside County Migration Patterns show plenty of income coming and going

  $92,559 is highest annual income moving to Riverside County. Where’s it coming from? Contra Costa County provided Riverside with 136 new taxpayers — with an average 1.72 dependents — who had an average federal taxable income of $92,559. By Jonathan Lansner | jlansner@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: May 10, 2017 at 12:01 am … Continue reading Riverside County Migration Patterns show plenty of income coming and going

Here’s How Much Money You Need To Make To Buy A Home In 27 Major Cities

Here’s How Much Money You Need To Make To Buy A Home In 27 Major Cities In a few cities in the Rust Belt, you can afford to buy a house while making less than $40,000. In San Francisco, you’ll need to quadruple that. Credit: f11photo/Getty Images In San Francisco, a household income of $150,000 … Continue reading Here’s How Much Money You Need To Make To Buy A Home In 27 Major Cities

How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House

How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House When you buy a fixer-upper house, you can save a ton of money, or get yourself in a financial fix.   Trying to decide whether to buy a fixer-upper house? Follow these seven steps, and you’ll know how much you can afford, how much to … Continue reading How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House

How communities battle to protect a rural lifestyle

How communities battle to protect a rural lifestyle Inland communities find different ways to protecting country living while still allowing development. How communities battle to protect a rural lifestyle Samuella Lee looks to the Santa Ana River from her backyard on Friday, Sept. 2. Lee lives in a rural part of Jurupa Valley near where … Continue reading How communities battle to protect a rural lifestyle

Riverside – Measure Z Community Meetings

Homeowner Confidence High, but Buyers Feel Discouraged by the Housing Market

Homeowner Confidence High, but Buyers Feel Discouraged by the Housing Market Homeowners are feeling increasingly confident that now is a good time to sell a home, but renters are feeling uncertain they’ll be able to afford to buy, according to the latest Zillow® Housing Confidence Index (ZHCI). Existing homeowners have a more positive attitude toward … Continue reading Homeowner Confidence High, but Buyers Feel Discouraged by the Housing Market

7 Financial Tips to Help Prepare for a Natural Disaster

7 Financial Tips to Help Prepare for a Natural Disaster 7 In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) would like to remind Americans about the importance of getting their financial affairs in order and offer tips to help them prepare before a natural disaster strikes. “Having access to pertinent … Continue reading 7 Financial Tips to Help Prepare for a Natural Disaster