Thinking About Moving But Worried About Property Tax Increases?

Then I have great news to share with you. There are new tax benefits you may be qualified to take advantage of that will allow you to move without big tax increases.   With the recent passage of Proposition 19, homeowners who are 55 and over, severely disabled,...

Why It Is Different This Time

Why It Is Different This Time The statement I hear most often now is “Looks like we are in another bubble.” Here are 4 things that were different in 2008 that make that unlikely. 1) Bad Lending Practices in the Past. In 2008 banks offered easy access to money. In many...

Homeowner Dilemmas

When Is the Best Time to Buy or Sell a House? Like everything else, there are always conversations predicting real estate values, and whether to wait or to move quickly. Here is what I have seen since I was licensed in 1980. Most of my business has been in the months...

Lots of reasons Real Estate is Booming

Lots of Reasons Real Estate is Booming Income and price used to be the deciding factors of whether or not someone could afford to buy a home. Interest rates are now the driving force that is making ownership possible for many more. For example, in 2000, rates were...

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard

There are plenty of things we all put off doing, even if they save us money, or keep us healthy. Turning back the clocks the night of November 1 st is a great reminder that it is time to pay attention to 4 of these. 1. Change the filter on your furnace. And if it has...

How Does Buying or Selling a Home Right Now Work?

Even the simple choice about whether or not to get a haircut is vexing. Should I or shouldn’t I, if I do go then where and when, and will the retailer follow the protocol guidelines? In a real estate transaction, there are even more considerations because there are...

Owning a Manufactured Home

Many people still have the impression that mobile homes are metal boxes on
wheels. But over the years, manufactured homes have not only increased in
size they have also increased in the quality of the structure and their interior
amenities.

Are we in another bubble?

The statement I hear most often now is “Looks like we are in another bubble.” Here are 4 things that were different in 2008 that make that unlikely.   Bad Lending Practices in the Past. In 2008 banks offered easy access to money. In many cases loans were given with...

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