How Much Does A Buyers Agent Cost?

When buying a house people are looking to cut back on costs since they already have to spend a lot of money on their new home. This is why you need to know exactly how much you'll spend on a buyers agent so you can plan youe expenses accordingly. [...]

Infographic: Make Your Home A Model

This week the California Association of Realtors is teaching you how to build your dream house. Or better yet, how to make your home a model for everyone. Follow these simple tips if you are in the market to buy a house or build one yourself. You will know [...]

When Should I Speak With A Lender

How do you know you need a lender when buying your house? And why do you need one? Here's a list of reasons to tell you why you should start your process earlier, and contact a lender now.   If you'd like more information on the San Fernando Valley [...]

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 [...]

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