Author: Kevin Kueneke

Will mortgage rates at recent record levels drive down home buying? Mortgage interest rates just hit the highest level in seven years, but those in the lending trenches already knew that, right? That news shouldn’t come as a surprise to those of you who live and breath the...

Selling your home? Then you've likely had that rude awakening where a real estate agent tours your home and breaks some tough news: Your house needs work before it goes on the market. For starters, you'll have to fix the boiler. And paint. And replace those outdated cabinets ...

Zillow predicts that 2018 will shape up to be an even hotter real estate market than in 2017 . An analysis conducted by Zillow Research, a division of Zillow Group that operates the Zillow real estate marketplace, found that homes sold faster than ever in 2017 largely...

Looking for housing in California — to buy or rent — means having the fewest choices in the nation. A curious stat from the U.S. Census Bureau tracks empty residences, whether those units are rentals or ownership properties. Basically, “gross vacancy rate” is a proportional measure...

In my yearlong house hunt, I've toured countless homes, and that first visit is a lot like a first date. It can be going great, right up until you spot your personal deal killer—like a pack of cigarettes in her purse, or white socks with sandals. Check, please! Same thing happens when...

The mortgage interest deduction (MID), long the politician’s poster child for homeownership, has taken some hits in recent months. The MID has been under fire by Democrats for years for disproportionately benefiting wealthy homeowners. But no one really thought it would actually go away or be reduced...

Renters in 2017 spent more of their income on rent, while homeowners actually spent less of their income on mortgage payments and associated housing costs. In California, both are paying way too much. Financial experts recommend a tenant or owner limit their cost for shelter to...

In what year do you sense the next economic recession will hit California? 2020-2021. (38%, 231 Votes) 2019. (37%, 230 Votes) 2022-2023. (15%, 90 Votes) 2024 or later. (10%, 63 Votes) Total Voters: 614 As we head into 2018, we find ourselves a full decade out from the last debilitating U.S. recession. The...