What Buyers Want - The typical spring buyer is on the hunt for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a garage and up-to-date kitchen. However, these needs vary by generation.
The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when renting, buying, or securing financing for housing. Did you know under the Act, a property manager cannot deny a potential tenant's application for any person who is protected by state and/or federal fair housing laws? Check out some of the protected categories which CANNOT be considered in evaluating a tenant.
If you're a California homeowner, you may have seen recent news that you will be held criminally liable if your home contains lead-based paint. This is not true and is simply a scare tactic being used by paint manufacturers that recently lost a court ruling. Find out the truth below.
Video #2 in The Real Estate Mama's San Diego Real Estate 411 series discusses how the 2018 tax reform impacts existing homeowners! Mike Rafii, Home Loan Advisor with The Rafii Group at Bay Equity Home Loans, makes a guest appearance.
Video #1 in The Real Estate Mama's San Diego Real Estate 411 series discusses everything you need to know about the 2018 housing tax reform! Mike Rafii, Home Loan Adviser with The Rafii Group at Bay Equity Home Loans, makes a guest appearance.
More than half of couple who complete a remodeling project with a spouse or domestic partner admit to arguing during the process, and 3% even considered separation or divorce! See what couples argued about and how to remodel-proof your relationship.
Buying a home is an important goal for many Hispanic millennials in California. Check out some of the differences in the attitudes and perceptions surrounding homeownership of Spanish-dominant speaking vs bilingual/English-dominate speaking Hispanics.
Getting a mortgage is, by general consensus, the most treacherous part of buying a home. In a recent survey, 42% of home buyers said they found the mortgage experience "stressful," and 32% found it "complicated." Even lenders agree that it's often a struggle.
Scammers are stealing down payments via wire fraud and getting more cleaver every day. Be sure you don't fall victim to wire fraud by following these three steps.
One of the popular house hunting shows is coming to Southern California and trying to recruit a family.
HGTV’s “House Hunters Family,” a spin-off of “House Hunters,” is looking for a family with children between the ages of 7 and 15.
The Southern Californian families should be passionate about a home search and have “fun, opinionated personalities and interesting stories,” HGTV said.
Searching for a home in San Diego could prove logistically challenging for the show. Homes stayed on the market an average 31 days in 2017, and the median home price rose 9.1 percent in a year to $540,000 in December.
Still, the show’s precursor “House Hunters” often features affluent buyers. In an episode that aired in September last year, the show followed a 30-year-old aerospace engineer and a venture capitalist with a $1.2 million budget looking for a home on the coast. He bought a home in Bay Ho for $735,000.