7 tips to ace your home’s final walk-through

Buying a home can feel a little like running a marathon. You have to stay focused throughout the whole journey, from the mortgage application and home search process to making an offer and getting a home inspection. One important final step before the closing is the final walk-through. No matter what, you should never skip … Continue reading 7 tips to ace your home’s final walk-through

Casino king’s Tahoe villa where the Rat Pack partied is on the market for $25 million

~ Real Estate ~ History ~ Location ~ what more do you need?! Casino king William Harrah built a sprawling estate on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in 1963 to entertain his celebrity friends. The likes of Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Junior, Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack used a secret … Continue reading Casino king’s Tahoe villa where the Rat Pack partied is on the market for $25 million

Real Estate for Retirement

Why One Fearless Couple Is Banking Their Retirement on Real Estate Let me make something clear: I don’t expect to retire the conventional way. Why? Because the retirement of our parents and grandparents continues to be something millennials are putting in their rearview mirrors. We recognize that if we don’t take charge of our financial … Continue reading Real Estate for Retirement

Millennials prioritize owning a home over getting married or having kids

Millennials prioritize owning a home over getting married or having kids I spend more time than I would like to admit looking at real estate listings online. I recently found a nice townhouse in my neighborhood that costs 25 times my annual salary, which is honestly a better deal than most other places in the … Continue reading Millennials prioritize owning a home over getting married or having kids

Wait or Buy Now? – Infographic

~ thank you KCM as always for the insightful information! ~ Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.2% by … Continue reading Wait or Buy Now? – Infographic

5% Interest Rates

U.S. housing market faces '5-percent' test NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. housing market, already struggling with tight inventory and rising building costs, faces a fresh headwind as 30-year mortgage rates rise close to the 5 percent threshold for the first time in years. Even as home prices have climbed steadily thanks largely to a … Continue reading 5% Interest Rates

Restoration Projects with a big Payoff?

~ have time, patience, money or all 3? take a look at these! ~ 10 abandoned mansions around the world that likely used to be worth millions When they were built, these lavish homes were likely worth today's equivalent of millions of dollars. Now, they're falling apart. From a villa that's been sitting empty for … Continue reading Restoration Projects with a big Payoff?

Labor Day

A little history for you on the Union started holiday. Enjoy, and thank a union member 😉