Keep your Eye on the Market

Home Sales Volume is, as a rule, where we first see current market action being reflected, followed by prices. The current low sales and low inventory environment is an indicator we won’t see an increase of sales volume until after home prices bottom out in...

Whether you’re scoping out an investment or looking into becoming a homeowner for the first time, applying for a mortgage can be a complicated process. Knowing what pitfalls could lay ahead will help you make better decisions. Let’s review some of the most common mortgage...

In 2018 the U.S. Administration instituted tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. While new single-family homes do not use much of these materials in their construction, condominiums and apartment buildings rely on them. This cost is expected to be passed on to the renters and...

California home sales had their largest decline since 2014. In Southern California, home sales are off double digits. It is suggesting a softening of prices at the upper end. Looking at the 5 YEAR housing report for San Diego, here’s what stands out as the most significant...

Yes, but only after you have sold it because improvements add to the basis of your home Remember your gain is defined as your home’s selling price, minus deductible closing costs, minus your basis. ...

Five wildfires over the past 14 months, with November’s Camp Fire the most devastating, have destroyed nearly 21,000 homes across six counties. That total is equivalent to more than 85 percent of all the new housing built....