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As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment?If you think you have to put 20% down, you may have set your goal based on a common misconception. Freddie M...
03/26/2022
5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money The savings rate in America is pretty abysmal. Fifty-seven percent of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts, according to a 2017 GOBanking Rates survey. Without savings, people can be forced to take on debt when they lose their job, g...
03/24/2022
Apps to Make Saving Easier Saving for a home, retirement, a vacation or anything else can be difficult. The median retirement savings of all working-age families in the United States is $5,000, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Given that many financial advisers recommend having about $...
03/22/2022
Homeowners: Know How to Complete These Basic Tasks Owning a home is infinitely rewarding but issues do pop up, and there’s no need to call a handyman every time something goes haywire. The home repair experts at HGTV suggest four things every homeowner should know how to do: Change smoke detector...
03/19/2022
Many homeowners love to sell their home but fear there is nothing to buy. With careful preparation, negotiated rent back and or correct plan in place, everything is possible. If that still makes you nervous, we can make sale contingent on you finding the right home first! This way you don't sell ...
03/18/2022
There are many things that factor into the decision to buy a home. New research from the Urban Institute suggests that one of those things may be inherited from your parents.Children are More Likely to Own a Home if Their Parents DidAccording to an analysis of millennial homeowners, the homeowner...
03/17/2022
The housing market has been anything but normal for the last eleven years. In a normal real estate market, home prices appreciate 3.7% annually. Below, however, are the price swings since 2007 according to the latest Home Price Expectation Survey:After the bubble burst in June 2007, values deprec...
03/15/2022
There are many conflicting headlines when it comes to describing today’s real estate market. Some are making comparisons to the market we experienced 10 years ago and are starting to believe that we may be doomed to repeat ourselves. Others are just plain wrong when it comes to what it takes to q...
03/12/2022
Our spring market is heating up! 24 units were listed in Downtown San Jose in the last 7 days. Inventory is currently at 41 homes and we sat at around 35 units for the past 2-3 months. Finally we see more coming in! Cheers to my Bday week and hopefully more balanced market for both buyers and sel...
03/11/2022
Some Highlights In a recent article, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), discussed the state of today’s housing market. When addressing whether or not today’s high buyer competition and rising home prices are evidence of a housing bubble, Yun said that th...
03/10/2022