CREATE A COZY HOME FOR FALL

CREATE A COZY HOME FOR FALL

Snuggle up under a soft throw as you view these ideas for bringing the spirit of the season into your home The first crisp day, the first red leaf, the sky a richer shade of blue, the yellow school bus making its stops again — as signs of fall begin to pop up all...
2020 HOUSING MARKET FORECAST

2020 HOUSING MARKET FORECAST

Economic uncertainty and affordability issues to subdue California home sales Low mortgage interest rates will support California’s housing market in 2020 but economic uncertainty and affordability issues will mute sales growth, according to a housing and economic...
FALL SEASON HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

FALL SEASON HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. And if you do live in an area with cold winters, take some time this fall to boost energy efficiency throughout your...
IS THAT FIXER UPPER REALLY A GOOD DEAL?

IS THAT FIXER UPPER REALLY A GOOD DEAL?

The lower price of a fixer-upper and the added resale value after a remodel can be alluring to some home buyers. For example, the average price of a fixer-upper home on the TV show “Fixer Upper,” based in Waco, Texas, is $178,449, with the average resale...
JUNE 2019 CALIFORNIA HOME SALES & PRICE REPORT

JUNE 2019 CALIFORNIA HOME SALES & PRICE REPORT

California home sales retreat in June, but 2019 housing market outlook revised upward, C.A.R. reports – Existing, single-family home sales totaled 389,690 in June on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 4.2 percent from May and down 5.1 percent from...
NEXT STOP, WEST ADAMS

NEXT STOP, WEST ADAMS

Reinvigorated by the Expo Line expansion, Opportunity Zones and spillover from neighboring tech hot spots like Culver City, West Adams is ‘the future more than any other place in the market,’ investors say In life, everything is cyclical. One day you’re hot, the next...
WHAT THE FED RATE CUT MEANS FOR REAL ESTATE

WHAT THE FED RATE CUT MEANS FOR REAL ESTATE

Fed cuts interest rates for the first time since 2008 What kind of difference could a quarter of a point make? Plenty, according to some real estate developers and industry pros who say the Federal Reserve’s expected interest rate cut on Wednesday — which would be the...
10 IDEAS FOR CASUAL SUMMER PARTIES

10 IDEAS FOR CASUAL SUMMER PARTIES

Ditch the fancy and fussy in favor of laid-back entertaining that leaves you more time to enjoy the fun Summertime calls for a distinctly unfussy approach to entertaining, and thankfully so —because who wants to sweat over planning a summer soiree? Make things easier...