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

Houses Are Selling the Fastest in These 30 Real Estate Markets

~ Good news for those that are selling in these areas. Bad news for those buying. But don't despair we can get you a home! ~ A hot real estate market can work both ways. Typically, rising prices reflect the improving dynamics of an underlying city, whether from growing employment, rising wages or other factors … Continue reading Houses Are Selling the Fastest in These 30 Real Estate Markets

An FHA Loan Can Get You a Home

So-So or No Credit? No Cash? An FHA Loan Can Get You a Home If you've never owned a home before, FHA loans offer a great way to break into the housing market. They're federally insured mortgages with easier requirements than conventional home loans. "The secret sauce, the magic ingredient, behind the FHA program is … Continue reading An FHA Loan Can Get You a Home

How Rich You’d Be If You Bought a Home in These Cities 20 Years Ago

Don't shoot the messenger! Buying a house is still a relatively safe investment. Even if you don’t make a killing on a property when you sell it, you’ve at least made it a home for a number of years — and you likely won’t lose money from the sale. Some real estate investments, however, have … Continue reading How Rich You’d Be If You Bought a Home in These Cities 20 Years Ago

State economies most and least impacted by immigration

~ interesting find I came across while reading this morning, enjoy ~ he heated debate in the United States over immigration often raises questions about the economic value—or cost—of the nation's immigrants. Some policymakers blame foreign-born workers for taking coveted jobs and slowing wage growth. Others argue that immigrants in the workforce fuel innovation; bring … Continue reading State economies most and least impacted by immigration

9 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal for Less

Than $50 These products will instantly improve your home's curb appeal without breaking the bank. The old adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” doesn’t apply to real estate. In fact, any good real estate agent will tell you that the exterior of your home greatly impacts its resale value. Of course, a cleaned-up … Continue reading 9 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal for Less

Over half of consumers want their houses to be built with…

~Agree or Disagree? If you agree do think more homes in the US will follow suit?~ Over half of consumers believe it is important that their home is made using environmentally-responsible materials, according to research published by Eurocell plc, the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U window, door, conservatory... #Eurocell #fenestration #housebuilding Source: … Continue reading Over half of consumers want their houses to be built with…

Bill would offer $5,000 tax credit for some first-time home buyers

Law would focus on less-than-affluent buyers in poorer communities A bill aimed at attacking California’s affordable housing issues would offer a $5,000 tax break to first-time homebuyers who purchase a home in a distressed community. Assembly Bill 1590, introduced in February by Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, focuses on low- and moderate-income households that are … Continue reading Bill would offer $5,000 tax credit for some first-time home buyers