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Feb. 14, 2020

Are You Saving Savvy?

How much are American's setting aside for retirement, emergencies and other financial goals - like homeownership?How much are American's setting aside for retirement, emergencies and other financial goals - like homeownership?

Bankrate.com and Financial Health Network said, more than 1 in 5 people in the United States are NOT saving ANY of their income.  And get this, 29% say they are financially "strong ...

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Feb. 7, 2020

Thinking about Downsizing?

Turns out, loads of us are looking to downsize.  Here are the common reasons Homes.com believes people are making the change:

  • 59% want to save money
  • 38% said their space was just too big
  • 36% said the large home was just too hard to clean and maintain
  • 23 ...
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Jan. 10, 2020

5 Electric Home Dangers

When someone finds that perfect home to purchase, they're most likely going to get a home inspection.  I've found the most common problem that comes up in the inspection is problems with the electric outlets. 

  1. The outlet isn't grounded.  Keep in mind, not all ...
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Jan. 3, 2020

Buyers - Try and Try Again

Are you one of our home buyers that haven't found anything to purchase yet?  You should know, you are not alone.  55% of our clients are in your same boat.  Is one of your top reasons for not purchasing yet, affordability, can't find the perfect ...

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Dec. 27, 2019

The Credit Score Conundrum

When shopping around for the best mortgage rates, you may wonder why you aren't quoted the rate you see advertised online or by banks?  Credit Scores can have a big impact on what you are quoted.  If you'd like to work on cleaning up your credit ...

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Dec. 6, 2019

Foot Traffic: October 2019

Foot Traffic October 2019

Every month SentriLock, LLC. provides NAR Research with data on the number of properties shown by a Realtor.  Foot traffic has a strong correlation with future contracts and home sales, so it can be viewed as a peek ahead at sales trends one to two months into the future ...

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Nov. 29, 2019

Current Sales & Price Statistics for California

2019-10 Monthly Housing Mar... by C.A.R. Research & Economics on Scribd

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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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