Prop 60 & 90 Explained

If you are over the age of 55, you may be eligible for property tax relief under California prop 60 & 90, which allow age-eligible homeowners to transfer their property tax base when they sell their principle residence and purchase or construct a new home of equal or lesser value.  The idea behind these propositions is to incentive homeowners who are over 55 and live in a participating county, to downsize or move to a home of equal or lesser … [Read more...]

Renting vs. Buying

Owning a home has long been a big part of the American Dream, why rent when you can buy?  After all, if you're renting you're basically throwing your money down the drain, right?  Well, we know that is not always the case but the desire to own a home is understandably still a common sentiment and goal.  While renting is great in certain situations such as you are unsure of where you want to settle down, there are still significant financial … [Read more...]

Infographic: The Home Buying Process

Ever wonder how many homes buyers looked at before they found "the one"? Or how people found their homes? Here’s an infographic from the California Association of Realtors that breaks down some aspects of the home buying process in a fun, easy to visualize way.     … [Read more...]

First Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid

Buying your first home can be a complicated, time-consuming, and often emotional experience and most first time home buyers wind up making mistakes they wish they could take back. US News recently made a list of some of the most common first time home buyer mistakes made before and during home buying process. Take a peek at the list below; knowing what mistakes other people make - and how you can avoid them - will help eliminate headaches, … [Read more...]