Buying Up is Hard to Do

I’m sure you’ve heard that the real estate market is coming back on strong right now, especially where we are in Silicon Valley.  If you bought your home before 2007 you might have thought you’d be in it for just a few years and you had planned to move up, but you didn’t because of...

3 Top Tips To Selecting The Right Home For Your Family

Whether you are moving to a new house with children or you are buying your first home with the intention of raising future little ones there, many factors will come into play when making your decision.

Look For Improvements In The Real Estate Market In 2013

The previous couple years' doom and gloom outlook is looking like it is turning more upbeat and robust for the rest of 2013.

5 Simple Indoor Do-It-Yourself Projects for Your Home

With spring right around the corner, you might be thinking about sprucing up your home.

Boring but Important: How Banks Force Taxpayers to Overpay for Insurance

A very interesting article about an arcane issue appeared Tuesday in Originator News, a magazine aimed at mortgage originators.  Although boring, this message is so important that it should get out to the general public.  As the old saying goes, “If you aren’t outraged, you aren’t paying attention.” The issue: Force-placed insurance.  What is this? ...

5 Important Tips To Save Money On Your Tax Bill

Owning real estate can make a big difference on your tax return, so make sure that you're taking advantage of all the deductions you're entitled to.

Existing Home Sales Rise As Home Inventory Shrinks

Home sales rose for the 11th consecutive month according to the National Association of REALTORS® Existing Home Sales Report for January.

Is Downsizing The Next Big Trend In Homes?

Instead of going for larger homes, which was an overwhelming trend in years past, many people are choosing micro-dwellings.

3 Common Myths About Real Estate Short Sales

Many people don't have a clear understanding of the purpose of short sales or how they actually work.

Strong Builder Confidence May Signal Good Time To Buy New Homes

February's Housing Market Index reading remains near the HMI's highest level since April 2006, when the HMI reading reached 51.