California needs more housing, but 97% of cities and counties are failing to issue enough RHNA permits

December 31, 2019

Neighborhood leaders gathered in Long Beach in the spring of 2017 to discuss a City Hall plan to address the city’s housing shortage. What they learned sparked a revolt. To increase the housing supply and stem skyrocketing residential costs, planners proposed multi-story apartment buildings line major streets and boulevards throughout the city, including its affluent, […]


California home prices to rise 2.5% in 2020

October 18, 2019

Economic uncertainty and high housing prices will put a damper on home sales next year, but low mortgage rates will of fset that, pushing house prices to all-time highs in 2020, the California Association of Realtors forecast Thursday, Sept. 26. The association’s annual economic outlook predicted sales will be flat, increasing a mere 0.8% from projected 2019 levels to […]


Should Your Life Insurance Policy Cover Your Mortgage

September 7, 2019

Your home is one of the biggest financial investments you and your family will make. For most homebuyers, the mortgage will last for many, many years, often decades. If you are the primary person responsible for paying the mortgage, what will happen should you pass away before the mortgage is paid off? Who will then […]


The Neighborhood Choice That Is Right For You

October 2, 2018

Location, Location, Location – it may seem like a cliche phrase you’d see in a real estate advertisement. But like most cliches, it comes from some truth. When you’re house hunting, location is one of the most significant choices you’ll make. Location affects affordability, value and your quality of life. Here are a few important points […]


Living Room Remodel On A Budget

September 25, 2018

A living room is often one of the most used areas in the house because of the multitude of functions it has to fulfill: it’s where we entertain guests, relax, play games and socialize. Some living rooms are also used for watching television, eating, and homework. Here are a few ideas on giving your living […]


Getting Out From Under A Mortgage

September 18, 2018

Once you sign on the dotted line for your mortgage, you enter into a solid, long-lasting commitment. It can outlast the house or owner itself! To sell a house and get out from under a mortgage requires planning and approval from the lender. Aside from selling the house for less than it is worth and […]


California House Prices Are Sizzling

September 12, 2018

Los Angeles and Inland Empire house prices increased by more than 8 percent for the second month in a row in April, the CoreLogic Home Price Index showed. Los Angeles County’s house price increased 8.5 percent from April 2017, the CoreLogic HPI showed. The Inland Empire prices rose 8.2 percent. That’s a slight decrease in […]


One-hour Home Improvement Projects

September 5, 2018

You do not need to spend a lot of time or money to spruce up your home or make money-saving, energy efficient changes. Whether you just purchased a new home, you are getting ready to put your home on the market, you need to sell quick, or you just need to spruce up the place, […]


Selecting A List Price: Mistakes To Avoid

August 29, 2018

If most home sellers were honest with themselves, they would realize that they should not be entrusted to select a listing price because, quite frankly, they are not in the real estate business. On the other hand, who better than to select a list price than home sellers because, after all, they own that piece […]


Redesign Your Bathroom With These Budget-Friendly Ideas

August 21, 2018

So you’re ready to redecorate and redesign your bathroom. But dropping $20,000 on a deluxe spa retreat is light years away from what you can afford to spend. Here’s the good news: You don’t need mega-bucks to transform your bathroom into a relaxing, cool space. There are plenty of ways to renovate and redesign on a […]