My passion for all things housing related, and human rights in general, prompts me to reflect on the history of fair housing and issue this reminder of what fair housing is- it is more than a list of dos and don’ts, rights and penalties, and mandatory education for REALTORS®. As stewards of the right to […]Read More Fair Housing
The uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many things to change. The way we interact, the way we do business, even the way we buy and sell real estate is changing. This is a moment in time that’s even sparking some buyers to search for a better deal on a […]Read More Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.
I am touched by how many clients, friends and family have reached out concerned not only about my health, but about my business. I am happy to report that I am healthy, both personally and professionally, though this is definitely not business as usual. Under other circumstances it would be flattering to be considered an […]Read More Residential Real Estate During COVID-19 Crisis
The market for photovoltaic installations is hot, creating opportunities for home sellers and buyers. How much value does a solar installation add to a property? It’s a question increasingly on the minds of consumers who are interested in the cost-benefit analysis of residential solar installations, also known as photovoltaic systems. If you haven’t already sold […]Read More The Sun is Shining on Solar
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?
Before you try to become your own dime-store Chip or Joanna Gaines, go back and check the math again on that “fixer upper.” Then maybe check it a third time. That’s the message of a new survey, which found that despite the glamor and plethora of TV programs devoted to home renovation, most amateur fixer-uppers […]Read More The Dirty Secret About Most ‘Fixer Uppers’
The association says changes to FHA financing qualifications will bring more entry-level homes to the market, helping to meet buyer demand. REALTOR® Magazine Staff The National Association of REALTORS®, after reviewing the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new condominium financing rules, says the guidance affords property owners greater flexibility in the qualification process for […]Read More NAR: New Condo Rules Will Open More Doors for Buyers
A home inspection may feel like a final exam, but it’s not quite so clear cut. Your inspector’s report won’t include a clear-cut A+ if a house is a keeper or an F if it’s a money pit. What is included in a home inspection report is a set of neutral facts intended to help […]Read More 8 Eye-Opening Things Inspectors Can’t Tell You
Tips may help to build and preserve the trust of the membership in its association governance. By KELLY G. RICHARDSON, San Diego Union Tribune Nothing should be more important to volunteer boards than the trust of their neighbors. However, trust is not automatic and can be easily destroyed. Making good decisions for the association’s best interests […]Read More HOA Homefront: Transparency – Great for windows (HOA boards too)
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