These Mistakes Will Cost You When Buying a Home

There are no shortage of potential mistakes that can be made when buying a home. In fact, the decisions you make can impact the ultimate sale price by up to 20%. With that in mind, Consumer Reports recently outlined the potential errors that can be made when buying a home and how they can be [...]

Why Listing as ‘For Sale by Owner’ is a Risky Proposition

Perhaps you are considering selling your home without the assistance of an agent or other real estate professional. This is known as a home being “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO). While such a plan may sound good in theory—no commission fees, etc.--the array of potential pitfalls makes it an extremely risky proposition for the real [...]

Southern California Home Sales Jumped 11 Percent in March

The Southern California housing market enjoyed a strong March after being basically stagnant all winter. According to CoreLogic, home sales last month were up 11 percent from a year earlier and the median home price reached $425,000 a 2.4 percent increase from February. In its analysis of the findings, the Los Angeles Times proclaimed “the [...]

Survey Reveals What You’re Likely to Get with a New Home

A new survey from the National Association of Home Builders shed some light on what features are gaining and losing popularity among new homes being built around the country. Those gaining in favor include multiple shower heads in the master bedroom and low-emissivity, or low-e windows; while those falling in popularity include outdoor kitchens and [...]