Common Home Pricing Mistakes

The home pricing dilemma is one most home sellers have battled at one point or another. As a seller, you want to get the most money for your home but at the same time you have to be realistic. And that can be tricky sometimes. The CAR (California Association of Realtors) recently put together a great infographic on the 4 most common home pricing mistakes sellers make when listing their home. It's not surprising that the number 1 mistake is … [Read more...]

A History of California Home Prices

Ever wondered what California home prices looked like 20, 30, 40 years ago? Were they as high as they are today? (I can complain, we do have the best weather...) To put it in perspective for you, I bought my first home in Los Altos over 30 years ago for under $200,000. That same home is now valued at over $1,500,000. Amazing what can happen in the time span it takes your kids to grow up! Here’s a great visual of how much home prices have risen … [Read more...]

Changing Interest Rates and Monthly Payments

With interest rates still at an all-time low, it’s easy to forget how much of an impact they can have on a your monthly mortgage payment. At some point, things are bound to change so keep in mind the fact that interest rates and monthly payments are directly tied tied to one another. Here is a great visual that explains exactly how interest rate fluctuations can affect what your monthly mortgage payments look like. … [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...]