California Real Estate Blog
6 Tax Myths Even Smart Homeowners Believe Are True: How Many Misled You?
Taxes are confusing enough as it is—throw in an overhaul like the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, and it's understandable if ...Read More
Need a Reality Check on Your Home Before You Sell? Here You Go
We get it—you spent years turning your house into a cozy home. And everything from that perfect shade of gingham blue you painted the ...Read More
9 Gorgeous Spring Decorating Ideas to Usher in the New Season
Spring is officially here, and the days are longer and lighter—if not warmer, in some places. And with the new season comes ...Read More
St. Paddy's Day Special: 7 Emerald Isle Homes to Make Your Friends Green With Envy
Rather than spending St. Patrick's Day quaffing green beer and pinching everyone not wearing green, you can indulge ...Read More
Home Equity Loan Taxes: Watch Out, It's a Whole New World
Have a home equity loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC), or thinking of getting one? Homeowners often tap their home ...Read More
There Goes the Neighborhood! 7 Landscaping Decisions Sure to Make the Neighbors Mad
Your neighbors couldn't care less about what you keep on the mantel above your fireplace. And they wouldn't expect you to check with them before you ...Read More
How Big a Home Do You Truly Need? 5 Questions to Ask to Figure That Out
When it comes to homes, the popular credo is that bigger is better. More square feet = a larger slice of the American dream, ...Read More
What Impact Will Rising Rates Have on House Values?
Mortgage interest rates have already risen by over a quarter of a percentage point in 2018. Many are projecting that rates could increase to 5% by ...Read More
8 Things You Must Do Before Renovating Your House- or Else
Renovating your house is an adventure, one that can easily go off the rails. There are a mind-boggling number of wrong turns homeowners ...Read More
Afraid of Selling Your Home Too soon- and Missing Out on Tons of Cash? Consider This
If you sold your home at a good price, you’d be thrilled, right? But what if, a year or two later, you check in on your old ...Read More
FHA vs. Conventional Loan: Which Mortgage Is Right For You?
FHA versus conventional loan: If you need a mortgage to buy a house, you may find yourself weighing these two options. What's ...Read More
Do I Need an Accountant This Year? 5 Signs the Answers Is Heck, Yes!
"Do I need an accountant?" might be a question weighing on you as you prepare to file your taxes this year: Even if you typically whiz through ...Read More
7 Mistakes People Make Handling Deceased Family Members' Estates
Dealing with a family member's death can be a double cruelty. There is the emotional loss. Then, that's often followed by the ...Read More
Would You Put an Offer in on a Home Without Seeing it First?
Thirty-five percent of people who bought a home last year said they made an offer without first seeing the home in person, up from 33 percent ...Read More
80% of Renters Believe Homeownership Is a Part Of Their American Dream
According to the latest Aspiring Home Buyers Profile by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 82% of surveyed renters ...Read More