Why Inflation Shouldn’t Stop You from Buying a Home in 2022

If you’re following along with the news today, you’re probably hearing a lot about record-breaking home prices, rising consumer costs, supply chain constraints, and more. And if you’re thinking about purchasing a home this year, all of these inflationary concerns are likely making you wonder if you should wait to buy. Investopedia explains that during a period of high inflation, […]

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Inside the White House for Christmas: 5 Surprisingly Simple DIY Decorations

By Jillian Pretzel, Realtor.com Every holiday season, the White House shows off its gorgeous decorations. Yet lest you presume your own seasonal adornments will never measure up to what the People’s House pulled off, an HGTV special has arrived to prove you wrong! In HGTV’s annual “White House Christmas,” viewers get a close look at how […]

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Understanding CA-SB 9

Senate Bill 9 is a 2021 California state law that allows up to 4 homes in most single-family zones, regardless of local zoning. You can use SB 9 to split your lot, add a 2nd home to a lot, or both (split lot and have 2 homes on each lot for a total of 4 […]

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The Main Key To Understanding the Rise in Mortgage Rates

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: […]

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The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening

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 […]

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Just Listed

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 […]

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