Market Update Week Ending 3/17/17

All eyes on the Federal Reserve!! Check out what all the commotion is about in today's Market Update blog! Federal Reserve raises benchmark rates -   The Federal Reserve announced Thursday that they  had increased their benchmark interest rates. The 1/4% increase was the second increase in less than [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 3/3/17

Nothing too drastic going on last week...although there is a new stat out that I find interesting and I have a question for you...are you a confident consumer? Think about that for a moment then read on in this week's Market Update. Stocks had another week of gains [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 2/24/17

Are ya'll enjoying the rain?? I'm finally getting some use out of those sweaters I bought a few years ago that sit in the back of my closet waiting for a cold winter here in the San Fernando Valley. Along with getting use out of our rain boots [...]

Infographic: First Time Buyers Gain Traction!

Recently the California Association released their latest infographic: First Time Buyers Gain Tractions!  This particular graphic breaks down a profile of who statistically (and generally) first-time buyers are. Consider it like an avatar of the common first-time buyer, and what they're doing to get to home ownership. So why [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 2/17/17

Home sales are off to a great start! January stats are in and it looks like 2017 is looking good! Are you considering selling or buying a home in the San Fernando Valley this year? Keep up to date with the market in my weekly Market Update blogs! [...]

How Do I Protect My Deposit? (An Explanation of Contingencies)

So you've found "The One" and you're ready to put in an offer. But what if you change your mind? What if something comes up and you want to cancel the contract? What if you are selling your home and it seems to be dragging on too long?  Whether [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 2/10/17

This week's Market Update is quite interesting! California Association of Realtors says that 30% - 40% of all households could afford to purchase a median priced home. What do you think of those stats? Where do you think you fall in these numbers? Read on for more info [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 2/3/17

Thinking of selling your home? This might be the perfect time!  With home sales on the rise...you don't want to miss out! Check out the rest of the Market Update for current financial stats! U.S. Employers add 227,000 jobs in January - The Labor Department reported that 227,000 [...]

What are the Hidden Costs When Buying a Home?

Many home buyers know that they need to be prepared to pay a down payment... but how aware are they of other costs that come up while purchasing a home? Extra costs can end up costing up to 3% more towards closing. Today we discuss and prepare for the [...]

Market Update Week Ending 1/27

Looks like the most popular mortgage rate so far this year is the 15 and 30 year fixed average rate! Surprised? Check out this weeks Market Update to find out more... DOW breaks 20,000 - All three major indexes hit record highs again this week before dropping slightly [...]

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