Infographic: Aspirational but Practical

The infographic by The California Association of Realtors is presenting how millennials behave when buying their first house. Stats show that when millennials – 5 years owners or less – buy their new home, although very aspirational, they are practical as well. Even more so than the previous generations. [...]

Market Update Week Ending 4/14/17

Mortgage rates dropped for a 3rd week in a row! Whoo hoo! For more information on today's market, continue reading... Stocks drop again this week - Markets were closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. In a shortened week stocks dropped again.  While stock indexes  are about 10% [...]

Guide to Homeowners Taxes

photo courtesy of symetriclish@flickr.com Tax time is here and deadlines are popping up for income taxes, so I thought it might be a good idea to take this opportunity to discuss property taxes and how they work as well. DUE DATES The first thing to understand [...]

Market Update Week Ending 4/7/17

Our new data is out!  Wages have gone up and unemployment rates have gone down. What else is going on in the financial markets you ask? Job gains stall  in March - The Labor Department reported that 98,000 new jobs were added in March. Experts had expected a gain [...]

Market Update Week Ending 3/31/17

Stats are in for March and it seems many sections of the market are unchanged. There are a few interesting movements though....continue reading today's Market Update blog for more! Stocks markets end March almost unchanged from February   - Stocks soared to new heights early in the month. At [...]

Market Update Week Ending 3/24/17

After a good stretch in rising stocks, it seems the recent denial of the repeal and replacement of health care has jolted the market a bit. Find out the effects and what's in store in today's Market Update. Stocks lower this week -  Stocks have surged since the [...]

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 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! [...]

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