Closing costs make up anywhere from 2-5% of the home’s purchase price. It’s critical that buyers budget for closing costs to avoid sticker shock days before closing.
After hitting a 10-year low in Q3 2017, slightly lower home prices and steady mortgage rates allowed more Californians to realize the dream of homeownership and purchase a home in the fourth quarter of 2017. 29% of California households could
How to use comparable sales to price your home
Before you put your home up for sale, understand how the right comparable sales help you and your agent find the perfect price. How much can you sell your home for? Probably about as much as the neighbors got, as
CA Affordability Index 2017 Q3
Housing Affordability Index – Percentage of households who can afford to buy a median-priced home. California housing affordability dipped down to 28 percent in the third quarter of 2017.
CA Pending Sales Index September 2017
California pending home sales stalled for the third straight month in September. Bay Area is down 11% YTY to 136. Southern CA is down 8% YTY to 92. Central Valley YTY is unchanged at 110.
CA Sales September 2017
California housing market eases into fall homebuying season, increasing 1.7 percent from last year. San Francisco Bay Area’s median price of single family homes was $813,520 increasing 5.6 percent from last year. Sales in the Bay Area decreased 4.2 percent
California Sales August 2017
California housing market defies inventory as sales increase 1.3 percent from last year. San Francisco Bay Area’s median price of single family homes was $856,200 increasing 10.2 percent from last year. Sales in the Bay Area increased 6.5 percent from
August 2017 Pending Sale Index
Even with a strong performance in August closed escrow sales, California pending home sales stalled. Down 3.5%, 121 to 117, year to year.
Tips from a designer who specializes in small baths
A New York City designer shares secrets to making a small bath functional and beautiful. Got a small bathroom to renovate? Go wild with texture and colors if it’s a rarely used guest bath, but stick to clean and simple in
How to Keep Your House Cool Without AC
Want summer comfort but hate the AC? Follow these tips on how to keep your house cool without frosty air conditioning. You don’t have to switch on the air conditioner to get a big chill this summer. These tips will