While many individuals are primarily focused on the fluctuation in current housing prices, many are failing to recognize the significant role interest rates play in the monthly, yearly and overall cost of their real estate purchase. Interest rates are currently near historic lows in the United States, which presents a significant opportunity for those looking [...]
Governor Gavin Newsome signed AB-1482 into law October 8, 2019. This new law limits the amount a landlord can raise rent in a 12-month period and prevents “no-cause” evictions. Below are the majority of important points relating to the new California Rent Control Law. The law is broken into two parts; rent Increase and evictions. [...]
More than half of couples completing a remodeling project with a spouse or domestic partner admit to arguing during the process, and 3% even considered separation or divorce! See what couples argued most about and how to remodel-proof your relationship.
Here are the top five most-common exterior renovation projects and how appealing they are to homebuyers at resale.
With warmer weather and longer days, summer is the ideal time of year to take on a project in or around your home. Many contractors and other pros often find this time of year a little slower, as many homeowners are waiting until fall to tackle big interior projects, which means that you’ll have an [...]
When listing a home, personal taste is best minimized, especially in bedrooms. Real estate and design experts offer these tips in design trends to avoid in bedroom decor.
While undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer, interior designer Sarah Stacey's mother-in-law made a decision to edit down her life and get more enjoyment out of her home. "She had been living with boxes for years after downsizing and realized she wasn't going to live forever, so she wanted to surround herself with the things [...]
It’s easy to see the value of an open house—a designated time for real estate agents and prospective buyers to scope out your home while on a Sunday spree of house tours. But if you’re worried about getting lost among the competition, creative open house ideas are a must if you want to make a [...]
There’s always a lot of news around housing numbers. Whether home sales are up or down, hot or cold, when they’re released, housing numbers grab headlines. According to the most recent numbers from the National Association of Realtors, nearly 5 million homes will be sold in 2014. That’s a lot of homes! One thing that [...]
You know that 10 or 20 pounds that you just can’t seem to lose? You do the right thing — eat kale or log time on the StairMaster — but the weight clings. You feel powerless. It’s like that with our energy bills, too. Eighty-nine percent of us think we’re not using as much energy [...]