Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time Record

October 22, 2020

Last week, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported their Housing Market Index (HMI) hit an all-time high in the 35-year history of the series with a score of 83. The index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sale expectations for the next six months, as well as the traffic of prospective buyers of new homes. As […]


Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters This Fall

October 20, 2020

Some Highlights As a seller today, you may think pricing your home on the high end will result in a higher final sale price, but the opposite is actually true. To sell your home quickly and for the best possible price, you should eliminate buyer concerns by pricing your home competitively right from the start. […]


Buyers Are Finding More Space in the Luxury Home Market

October 15, 2020

A year ago, additional space and extra amenities had a very different feel for homebuyers. Today, the health crisis has brought to light how valuable more square footage and carefully designed floorplans can be. Home offices, multi-purpose rooms, gyms, and theaters are becoming more popular, and some families are finding the space they need for […]


Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move

October 13, 2020

If you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the housing market that may make your decision to sell this fall an easy one. 1. Buyers Are Actively in the Market ShowingTime, a leading real estate showing software and market stat service provider, […]


First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year

October 10, 2020

In the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) measured the share of adults planning to buy a home over the next 12 months. The report indicates the percentage of all buyers that will be first-time buyers looking to purchase a home grew from 58% in Q4 2018 to 63% in Q4 2019. The […]


Prop. 19 Could Shake Up Residential Real Estate

October 8, 2020

While Proposition 19 focuses primarily on homeowners, experts say renters could also feel the impact When it comes to taxes and residential real estate, Proposition 19 offers a give-and-take approach. On one hand, it could benefit homeowners over the age of 55 who want to move and take their current property tax basis with them. […]


Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 12 Months?

October 8, 2020

As shelter-in-place orders were implemented earlier this year, many questioned what the shutdown would mean to the real estate market. Specifically, there was concern about home values. After years of rising home prices, would 2020 be the year this appreciation trend would come to a screeching halt? Even worse, would home values begin to depreciate? Original […]


Rising Home Equity Can Power Your Next Move

October 6, 2020

Some Highlights According to CoreLogic, homeowners across the country are gaining significant equity. Over the past year, the average homeowner gained $9,800 in equity, growing their overall net worth. If you’re ready to sell your house and begin looking for your dream home, let’s connect to plan how your equity can make that possible.


Split Roll Battle

September 17, 2020

This is a really good article by the California Chamber of Commerce. It provides excellent background on Prop 13 tax protections currently in place, and what’s driving Prop 15 (Split Roll Tax). The entire article lays out the key provisions of the bill and I have highlighted the concerns. If you want to drive businesses […]


California’s Split Roll Requires Political Activism in 2020

September 15, 2020

Although this article was posted nearly a year ago, it provides good insight on why we should oppose Split Roll. ______________________________ December 9, 2019 By Dennis Kaiser There has never been an election year more relevant to the CRE industry than 2020 in California. Despite debates over elected offices and the presidential primary, a heated […]