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January 31, 2020

4 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do to Increase Your Home’s Value

Your home is a wonderful, life-changing, gratifying purchase. Not only does it give you and yours the sense of security and belonging to a place to call your own provides, but it can also prove to be a...

January 23, 2020

A year ago, as we were writing this newsletter, the real estate industry was surrounded by uncertainty. Mortgage rates were close to 5%, appreciation was predicted to be somewhere between 2-3%, active standing inventory of homes for sale in Riverside was just under 800...

October 11, 2018

You probably are familiar with how your decorative trinkets, pieces of furniture and other possessions seem to pile up over time.  You may also be aware that it becomes more and more difficult to maintain a large house as you get older because of decreased flexibility,...

September 9, 2018

One of the biggest mistakes home sellers make is what I like to call the overpricing issue.

While it’s tempting to put a high price on your home and either negotiate down with a buyer or test the market, you really want to avoid doing so.

Overpricing your home will d...

August 10, 2018

Why you don't need a big down payment to buy a home..

It's unfortunate, but many people think that they can't afford to purchase a home because they don't have a large down payment saved up. Today, I discuss some down payment assistance programs that are available to ho...

Everyone understands the stock market bounces around like a ping-pong ball in a big wind. But guess what...the housing market does the same thing. We don’t change daily, or hourly, but we DO have changes in our local market that can be measured in terms of weeks.

For ex...

There is a lot of talk about the reduced inventory of homes for sale in our real estate market...and while this is true, it does not mean the “sky is falling” and that it is impossible to purchase a home. Let us be clear. Homes are still selling and buyers are still bu...

It seems as if every time you open up the paper today or turn on the nightly news, the resounding theme circling our real estate market is that inventory continues to tighten to historic lows, forcing home prices to rise to levels as high as they stood in 2007 before t...

April 12, 2018

Interest rates are on the rise, what does that mean to both buyers and sellers?

A couple of weeks ago, interest rates went up from 4.25% to 4.50% on a 30 yr fixed conventional loan.  From what we can see (into our crystal ball) it looks as if rates will rise again at le...

March 20, 2018

There is a lot of talk about the reduced inventory of homes for sale in our real estate market...and while this is true, it does not mean the “sky is falling” and that it is impossible to purchase a home. Let us be clear. Homes are still selling and buyers are still bu...

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