Last March, many involved in the residential housing industry feared the market would be crushed under the pressure of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Instead, real estate had one of its best years ever. Home sales and prices were both up substantially over the year before. 2020 was so strong that many now fear the market’s exuberance mirrors […]Read More 6 Simple Graphs Proving This Is Nothing Like Last Time
You’d be surprised at what your home insurance policy doesn’t cover. Here’s what is and isn’t covered by your insurance. What does your homeowners insurance cover? The short answer is: “A basic homeowners insurance policy (called HO-1 in insurance lingo) covers your home and possessions if they’re damaged or destroyed by these things: Fire […]Read More What Does Homeowners Insurance Cover?
From Energy Upgrade California: Air Conditioners and Home Cooling Two-thirds of all homes in California have air conditioners. Air conditioners use about 4% of all electricity produced in California. As a result, roughly 585 million metric tons of carbon dioxide are released into the air each year. Energy-Efficient Air Conditioners and Home Cooling Make the […]Read More Beat The Heat This Summer
Mortgage interest rates are a mystery to many of us—whether you’re a home buyer in need of a home loan for your first house or your fifth. After all, what does “interest rate” even mean? Why do rates swing up and down? And, most important, how do you nab the best interest rate—the one that’s […]Read More A Guide to Mortgage Interest Rates