What Happens When a Contractor Bails

                      If you hire someone to do work on your home and they don’t complete that work as agreed upon, it can be incredibly stressful, especially if you already paid them. Whether it’s a small or large project, it’s not as uncommon as you might…

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The Difference Between a Vacation and Investment Home

                    If you’ve ever considered buying a second home, it’s important to understand the mortgage rules are a bit different from that of your primary residence. There are also key differences between buying a second home and an investment property, and you should be aware of…

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The Importance of Having a Trust

 Here’s why setting up a trust is important for property owners.   Today’s topic is pretty serious. When someone you love passes away, it can be pretty tough. The last thing you want is to add a real estate headache on top of your grief. That’s why today I’ll explain the importance of having…

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Why Our Real Estate Market Is Beginning to Slow Down

 Our market is slowing down slightly, and here are the reasons why.   Our market has been in a frenzy over the past few months, with homes drumming up multiple offers and selling within days or even hours of being listed. Now that we’re nearly at the end of the summer season, however, things…

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Four Repairs You Need Before Selling Your Home

Four Repairs You Need Before Selling Your Home Selling your home is a complex process that may take weeks or months to complete. This is partially because your house may need to be updated or renovated before it can go on the market. What are some of the most crucial fixes that you should make…

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To Flip or Hold Real Estate

The idea of flipping a house and making a healthy profit in a relatively short period of time holds a lot of appeal for investors, but is it always the right option? It may be better, depending on your situation, to buy and hold, rather than flip. The following are considerations to keep in mind…

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New Construction or Older Home Purchase

If you’re considering the purchase of a home, you have one big decision to make as you get started: Do you buy a newly constructed home or an existing property? There are pros and cons to each, and you have to weigh them carefully during the decision-making process. It used to be that buying a…

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How Much Does it Cost to BUILD A HOME?

Have you ever found yourself dreaming of your own custom home? With construction prices becoming more affordable in some areas, custom builds can be a viable option for some, but the costs can vary widely. The cost of building a custom home depends a lot on individual factors: where you live, the materials you use,…

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How Prop 19 Affects California Homeowners

   Here’s what the passage of Prop 19 means for you.   Prior to the passage of Proposition 19, if you wanted to sell your primary residence and take your property tax basis with you, you had to stay in the same county and buy a home of equal or lesser value to the…

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