Spring Forward: The Difference An Hour Makes

Spring Forward: The Difference An Hour Makes

The Housing Market is expected to “Spring Forward” in 2017! Buyer demand typically has seasonality to it. Therefore many potential Sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest and traditionally they would have been right. But things have been different this year. Demand for housing has remained strong as mortgage rates have remained near historic lows. The …

Where are Americans moving in 2016

Where Did Americans Move in 2016?

Every year United Van Lines conducts their National Movers Study by tracking their customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year.  United Van Lines has been tracking which states people are moving to and from since 1977. They also survey their customers to understand why they are moving from state-to-state. So, where did Americans move in 2016?  South Dakota narrowly …

the Real Cost of Renting vs. Buying

The Real Cost of Renting vs. Buying

Do You Know the Real Cost of Renting vs. Buying? Deciding to buy or rent is a question most of us has likely faced at some point in our lives.  When deciding whether buying a house makes more financial sense than renting a home, take a look at this Infographic that KCM shared to help understand the financial impact of …

Access is a Key Component in Getting Your House SOLD

Access is a Key Component in Getting Your House SOLD!

So, you’ve decided to sell your house.  Did you know there are four elements to a quality listing?  Those elements are Access, Condition, Financing, and Price.   Access is a Key Component in Getting Your House SOLD!   Once you’ve hired a real estate professional, one of the first questions they ask is what level of access you want to provide to …

Life and Styles of the Average Roof

Life and Styles of the Average Roof

We’ve had an unusually wet season this year here in Rancho Cucamonga, California.  With all the rain, it’s important to inspect the roof when shopping for homes.  Look for signs of wear and tear, curled shingles or stained interior ceilings. Never underestimate how much a roof can impact a sale in today’s FHA lending environment. A Roof Can Make or Break a Sale  …

Home Remodel Projects That Will Pay Off Big

Home Remodel Projects That Will Pay Off Big

Home Remodel Projects That Will Pay Off Big Wondering which Home Remodel Projects That Pay Off Big in? Remodeling Magazine recently released the 2016 Cost vs. Value Report, that outlines the 35 most popular home additions, remodels and replacements that increase homeowner’s resale value.  If you’re considering making improvements on your home, I have listed the top 4 remodels that will yield the greatest return on …

Is Now a Good Time to Rent or Buy a Home?

Is Now a Good Time to Rent or Buy a Home?

Clients often ask, “Is Now a Good Time to Rent or Buy a Home? “ The choice between buying and renting is definitely one of the biggest financial decisions most adults make. However, after reviewing this graph and considering the information in this post you might find there are some very compelling reasons to choose a mortgage payment over a rent …

What to Expect From Your Home Inspection

What to Expect From Your Home Inspection

So you’ve made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have made a home inspection a contingency in your purchase offer.  This contingency provides that if significant defects are revealed by a home inspection, you can renegotiate the price paid for …