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 [...]

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. [...]

Infographic: Staying Put

The California Association of Realtors has recently released a new infographic on who is moving and who plans to stay put and it seems that Millennials are a bit slow to move compared to previous generations when they were of the same age. These stats are interesting for several [...]

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 [...]

Infographic: STOP, THIEF!

Keep thieves away! It's a terrible feeling when someone enters your home and helps themselves to items and property you cherish. Whether you are home, out for a few hours, or on vacation, these are great tips to help detour criminals from breaking into your home. You can never [...]

Infographic: Who’s Checking Your Credit?

Sometimes we need reminded why it is we work so hard to keep our credit in good shape. For some of you, it may not seem so important if your credit is tip top because you may have all the credit or cash you need. Here's an infographic from [...]

Market Update: Week Ending 12/9/16

As 2016 comes to an end, Mortgage rates are still continuing to rise. Read further to find out which other record highs are in this week's market update. DOW, S&P, and NASDAQ all close week at record highs - Stocks continued to rally with major indexes up over [...]

Infographic: Buy or Stay?

CA Association of Realtors released a recent infographic: Buy or Stay?  And this had some really interesting information for prospective sellers. When it comes to buying a home, Xers, Boomers and Matures all plan to stay in their current home as long as possible, while Millennials plan to purchase their next or first home within the next 2-5 years. So why do I say that this is important for sellers to know?  Well… 81% of Millenials say they will be looking to move… and 30% say they will be moving in the next 2-5 years.  Which is a heckuva buyer pool.  So perhaps keeping in mind selling features that are targeted towards millenial buyers will gain extra attention to your home.  So tune in next week – or reach out to me here – for some tips to do that…. […]

Infographic: Buyer Roadblocks

Prospective home buyers face numerous challenges when it comes to achieving the American Dream of home ownership, but obstacles remain and often vary among ethnic groups. The #1 hurdle that people face when buying a home is saving for that down payment. It is always difficult to plan for the future when there are so many things weighing us down in the present. The second most hurdle faced by today’s buyers is the lack of inventory. So many people today are searching for that perfect home, but there is almost always competition and not enough homes to choose from. Access to credit and financing is also a battle. Today, so many factors play into credit and financing available to the average person. Do you have the perfect credit score? How much have you stacked in your bank account? How long have you resided in your residence? How long have you worked at your job? These all play a factor into your chances of getting that loan. And, finally, that personal debt that you have worked so hard to stay away from. No matter what you think  your challenges might be, with a strategic plan, strong determination, and a rockstar team, any barriers can be overcome.  There are a gazillion resources out there to help save, consolidate, and improve your financing future.  No matter the obstacle, give me a call and we can talk it through to set you up for success. […]

Infographic – Centennials: The Next Generation

The Centennials – those born from 1997 to the present, have different attitudes around spending and saving. See in this week’s infographic how previous generational spending and fiscal attitudes have shaped this up-in-coming generation.

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