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Nov. 8, 2019

No Place Like Home

No place like home...

There's no place like home, but how many of us would move out for the opportunity to purchase a home?

  • 16% Would consider it but haven't given it much thought.
  • 21% Have actively considered moving out of the state
  • 63% Wouldn't move out of California

So folks ...

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Nov. 1, 2019

Inspecting the Inspection

Inspecting the Inspection

Very few home inspections ever come back completely clear.  Here are the most common problems uncovered in home inspections:

  • 86% of home inspections found something needed to be fixed.
  • 19.7% Roof
  • 18.7% Electrical
  • 18.4% Windows
  • 16.9% Gutters
  • 13.6% Plumbing
  • 13.3% Branches overhanging roof ...
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Oct. 25, 2019

How did they break into my home?

Breaking Down the Break in

Breaking Down the Break In

About 1.4 million burglaries occurred in 2017, and more than two in three break-ins were of residential properties, according to FBI data.  These are the most common points of entry during a break in.

39% Broke a window

20% Broke the front door ...

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Oct. 11, 2019

More than 50% Say ‘Now Is a Good Time to Buy'

Is now a good time to buy? -Real estate blog by Elise Russo

Forty-eight percent of renters compared to 73% of owners think now is a good time to buy.

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Oct. 4, 2019

Rent Control AB 1482

Statewide Rent Control Update

On Wednesday, May 29 the California Assembly passed AB 1482 which establishes a cap on rent increases equal to the Consumer Price Index plus 7 percent. The bill has a number of exemptions including property owners who own 10 or fewer single-family homes and homes less ...

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Sept. 20, 2019

Existing-Home Sales Increase 1.3% in August

Visual Story: Existing-Home Sales


Remember, when you're looking to buy or sell your home, we want to be your only Realtor.  Make contact when you're ready?  We're around! 

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Sept. 6, 2019

Qualified Opportunity Zone Program

Qualified Opportunity Zone Program

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Aug. 30, 2019

Pending Home Sales Snapshot

Housing Snapshot for August 2019

Housing Snapshot - Pending Home Sales for August 2019

August 2019 brought 5.49 million in sales, a median sales price of $278,200, and 4.1 months of inventory. The median sales price is up 2.6% year over year, and inventory is down 0.2 months from August 2018 ...

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Aug. 23, 2019

June Buyer Foot Traffic Report

Buyer traffic index decreased 5.6 points in June from May.  Home showings pulled back in June from one year ago, with an upside potential given low mortgage rates and strong job growth.

California Real Estate Foot Traffic for June 2019

Every month SentriLock, LLC. provides NAR with data on the number of properties shown by a ...

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Aug. 9, 2019

States With the Strongest Job Growth

States with the Strongest Job Growth Washington 2.7%

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