Uncategorized Housing Market Predictions For 2023: Will Home Prices Drop? By: Robin Rothstein – Forbes Magazine   High mortgage rates have put some much-needed pressure on the housing market in recent months after home prices hit record highs across the nation. But as mortgage rates have shown some decline lately, many economists are mixed about whether home prices will continue to decelerate through 2023—or crash. The […]
Uncategorized How to Stretch Your Budget in a Season of Inflation   You don’t have to break the bank to celebrate the holidays in style—even in this season of inflation. Prices may be higher on everything from food to gifts to decorations, but there are still plenty of opportunities to eke out extra savings. For example, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you can […]
Uncategorized iBuyers & the “Instant Cash Offer”   Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies wants to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes.   iBuyer startups like Opendoor, Offerpad, and Properly are rapidly expanding into new territories, and now established players, like Zillow, […]
Uncategorized 7 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Sale Price Over the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to eye-popping amounts. However, as mortgage rates have risen, buyer demand has cooled.  Consequently, home sellers who enter the market today may need to reset their expectations. The reality is, it’s no longer enough to stick a “for sale” sign in […]
Uncategorized Interview with Will and Cara Meyers – Owners of Dig Gardens I like to get out in the community and talk with local business owners. This time I sat down with some friends of mine who own two nursery locations in Aptos and Santa Cruz to learn more about how they got started and their plans for the future. Enjoy the interview with Will and Cara […]
Uncategorized Is the Bay Area Housing Market Going to Crash??? There seems to be a lot of uncertainty when it comes to the Bay Area housing market and I’ve noticed quite a few people are predicting a total market crash! “Look what’s happened recently with the stock market for example,” many speculators point out. But, will that actually happen with the real estate market? I […]
Uncategorized Prop. 19 Benefits – For All Homeowners Age 55+ If you’re a senior, retiree or older homeowner who feels trapped in a home that no longer fits your needs, here’s some good news!   Prop 19, (which passed in 2020 and went into affect last year), makes it easier for you to move to a new home without incurring a property tax hike.   People with […]
Uncategorized How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect Central Coast Housing Prices? Interesting Article in the New York Times from March 31, 2022 Can Home Prices and Interest Rates Soar at the Same Time? By Emily Badger and Quoctrung Bui   Rising mortgage rates are supposed to cool house prices. But this time could be different. It’s getting more expensive by the moment to buy a home […]
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