Common Building Code Violations: Is Your Home Up to Snuff?

Building codes might seem like a nuisance for homeowners, but they’re there for a reason: safety.

Many homeowners might not be aware of the building codes they need to follow, which not only puts them at risk for paying fines,

Buyer’s Guide to Jumbo Mortgages

If you’re planning on purchasing a high-priced home and leveraging the majority of the money to pay for it, you’ll likely need a jumbo mortgage.

Almost 90% of mortgages are backed by either one of two major government-sponsored enterprises: Fannie

What You Should Know About Having a Co-Signer on Your Mortgage

Bad credit. Insufficient income. Inadequate down payment. These reasons – and many more – can stand in the way of getting approved for a conventional home loan.

Many would-be homeowners often turn to others as co-signers in order to get

6 Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector

It’s a no-brainer: there are very few instances where you wouldn’t insert a home inspection clause in a contract to purchase a home. A property may look flawless on the surface, but you just never know what’s lurking in the

Why Did My Mortgage Payments Increase?

Just because you’ve locked into a fixed-rate mortgage doesn’t mean your mortgage payments won’t change some time in the future.

This can come as an unpleasant surprise, especially when you’re trying to manage a budget. If you’ve allocated a specific

Why Aren’t Enough Homes in California Being Built to Meet Demand?

The housing market in California has been characterized by sky-high prices, fierce competition, and affordability issues. While there are a few factors that have contributed to these scenarios, tight inventory is one of the biggest.

There simply aren’t enough homes

California Suburbs Expanding, But Supply is Still Tight

Population growth continues to swell in many centers across the state of California, and while the big cities have typically been the focus of major population growth, this trend is now expanding to surrounding suburbs.

Thanks largely in part to

Can the Presidential Election Affect the Housing Market?

The current presidential election is definitely an interesting one, capturing the attention of not just Americans, but people across the globe. We’re still quite a ways away from November when the 58th Presidential Election Day takes place on the 8th,

Silicon Valley Housing Market Finally Cools Off After Extended Price Climbs

Are we finally seeing a slowdown in the Silicon Valley housing market?

Data seems to suggest so.

After record-breaking price climbs in the luxury housing market over the past few years, it looks like the tech-rich strip in the Golden