Buying? Must-Have Contingencies to Include in Your Real Estate Contract

A home purchase is not like buying a dishwasher – you can’t just “return” it if things don’t pan out the way you planned a few weeks down the road. Once you’ve sealed the deal, you’re stuck. And while this

INFOGRAPHIC: Who Makes Up the Housing Market in California

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Are Foreign Investors Upping the Competition With American Buyers?

Not only is there a serious lack of inventory in many parts of the US, there’s also a housing affordability issue at play. And depending on where you live, both of these matters combined spell trouble for the average American

‘Micro’ Apartments – the Newest Trend in Housing Across the US

Picture yourself living in a 300 square-foot minuscule apartment, and paying the same rent price as you would for a place three times the size.

That’s exactly what an increasing number of renters are doing these days just to be

What’s Driving California Housing Prices Up?

Nine out of 10 of the most expensive cities in the US are located in California. The median home price in California currently sits at $468,330, compared to $213,800 nationwide.

Housing prices in California have long been higher than

What’s the Difference Between a Mortgage Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval?

Real estate agents will often recommend that their clients get pre-approved for a mortgage before embarking on a home search. It gives buyers a better idea of how much they can comfortably afford, and gives sellers the peace of mind

Should You Pay Your Mortgage Off or Keep Refinancing?

Taking out a mortgage typically means making regular payments until the loan is paid off. But while this may have been the traditional way of looking at mortgages, many homeowners these days are choosing to keep their mortgages by refinancing

Luxury Real Estate in San Fran Headed For a Cooling Off Period

If there’s any place on the planet that’s known for its luxury housing, it’s San Francisco.

But despite flourishing since the market started improving after the recession of 2008, the luxury market in San Fran is beginning to cool off.

5 Financial Benefits of Owning Real Estate

Home is where the heart is.

But it’s also where the money is.

Your home is more than just a place to lay your head at night and raise a family. It also comes with a number of financial perks,