10 Best Kept Secrets for Selling your Home

10 Best Kept Secrets for Selling your Home

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Selling Secret #10: Pricing it rightFind out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids — even in the worst markets — and they’ll bid up the price over what it’s...

61% of First Time Buyers Put Down Less than 6%

61% of First Time Buyers Put Down Less than 6%

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According to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Realtors Confidence Index, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% from October 2016 through November 2017.Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20%...

Understanding Prop 60 and 90

Understanding Prop 60 and 90

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What is the difference between Proposition 60 and Proposition 90? Proposition 60 allows transfers of base year values within the same county (intra-county). Proposition 90 allows transfers from one county to another county in California (inter-county) and it is the...

Top seven ways the GOP tax plan will affect Californians

Top seven ways the GOP tax plan will affect Californians

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From the big (changing the mortgage interest deduction) to the medium (loss of tax break for electric cars) to the small (retaining a special tax treatment for the kombucha fermented tea drink!) the GOP tax bill that lawmakers are chiseling into a grand piece of...

Before You Make an Offer, Here are 4 Tips for Success!

Before You Make an Offer, Here are 4 Tips for Success!

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So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making...

Now May Be the Time to Sell According to NAR Data

Now May Be the Time to Sell According to NAR Data

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We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR)revealed information that suggests that now continues to be a great time to...

The Advantages of Selling your Home during the Holidays

The Advantages of Selling your Home during the Holidays

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Thanks to reduced competition, motivated buyers and a warm and cheery holiday home, you can sell your home faster and for more money during the holiday season.We all know—or maybe we assume—that spring and summer are the best times to sell a home. And...

The Housing Hot List for October

The Housing Hot List for October

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DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017Listing prices for residential homes remained near record highs in October, according to a preliminary analysis by realtor.com®. The median list price nationwide was $274,000, near the $275,000 record set in June.One...