Every Thursday, Freddie Mac releases the results of their Primary Mortgage Market Survey which reveals the most recent movement in the 30-year fixed mortgage rate. Last week, the rate was announced as 3.01%. It was the first time in three months that the mortgage rate surpassed 3%. In a press release accompanying the survey, Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, explains: […]Read More The Main Key To Understanding the Rise in Mortgage Rates
Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The Journey Toward Financial Freedom, surveys Americans about their perspective on financial wellness and their goals. It shows there may be a significant misconception about the role owning a home plays […]Read More The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening
Abundant curb appeal, lovely gardens, and whimsical touches are all apparent in these 11 storybook homes for sale right now. Quaint and charming, this style appeals to spirited buyers in search of a home beyond the basic tract dwelling. Built in the 1920s and 1930s, these magical cottages exude a sense of family warmth and […]Read More 11 Storybook Homes for Buyers in Search of a Happily Ever After
Statuesquely perched on a corner lot in the Burlingame Manor tract of North Park, sits this 2-story Spanish Colonial Revival masterpiece with a casita above the garage. Designed by master architect Charles Salyers and built in 1926 for the Greenman family (the original blueprints are intact!), its provenance makes it a likely candidate for historic […]Read More Just Listed
From: San Diego Uptown News The community garden at Juniper and Front streets is a haven for all who enter. More than a place to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables, this garden is good for the soul. “The harvest enriches our tables, and the community of gardeners nourishes our spirit,” said Robin Parry, Ph.D., grant […]Read More City’s oldest community garden adding pollinator garden
If you’re planning to buy a home and have questions, let’s talk. You can contact me by email or call 619-888-2117. Lisa Ashkins, MA, CNE – Broker Associate, DRE#01764182 – Coldwell Banker WestRead More Homebuyers: Hang In there
This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more time in our current homes has driven many people to reconsider what homeownership means and what they find most valuable in their living spaces. According to the 2020 Annual National Movers […]Read More What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?
One of the biggest questions in real estate today is, “When will sellers return to the housing market?” An ongoing shortage of home supply has created a hyper-competitive environment for hopeful buyers, leading to the ultimate sellers’ market. However, as the economy continues to improve and more people get vaccinated, more sellers may finally be […]Read More Sellers Are Ready To Enter the Housing Market
Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year? So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later this year and going into 2022, ultimately making it more expensive to borrow money for a […]Read More Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year?
Article From: Apartment Therapy We all have that house we’ll never forget. Real estate photographers tour countless houses, capturing a home in its best light to produce invaluable images that will make or break a home’s sale. I spoke with real estate photographers from across the country about some of their most memorable photoshoots, and their […]Read More 4 Surprising Things Real Estate Photographers Have Seen in Homes for Sale