Investor mindset

July 24, 2023

Credit Scores and Buying a Home


Before you jump head first into searching for your dream home, you need to ensure the basic foundation of your finances are in order. This includes reviewing and strengthening your credit. Here’s what you need to know!


Why Your Credit Score and Report Matters

As a buyer, a ...

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June 5, 2023

San Jose Real Estate Market


If you're looking for a great place to call home in the Bay Area, San Jose should be at the top of your list. With its diverse population, strong economy, and beautiful weather, San Jose is an ideal location for those seeking to buy or invest in real ...

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March 17, 2023

Housing Market Outlook

Source: California Association of Realtors

I figured spring is a good time to summarize some of the materials from the California Association of Realtor's economists about what is happening in the golden state real estate market.

Over the few years of the pandemic, the number of home sales went ...
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Feb. 2, 2023

State of the Real Estate market in San Jose and Surrounding Areas

Written by Kelsey Lane


It's February 1st and now that we have enough of 2023 under our belt, I thought I'd weigh in on the state of the real estate market. Even though I called this the current "San Jose Real Estate Market" it's really the ...

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July 20, 2022

Tips for Going Green Part 2

This is the second in a three part series with some tips from Fidelity National Home Warranty on things to consider when going green. 


  • Consider replacing the dishwasher with an ENERGY STAR® dishwasher. These require an average of 4 gallons of water per load, compared with the 24 ...
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June 18, 2022

Home Tips for Going Green

Going green has become more than just a trend, especially when it comes to home remodeling or improvements. Buyers are looking for homes with energy efficient and cost-saving features. Demand for green housing has been growing, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on home buyers’ ...

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April 18, 2022

Tips for a Changing Real Estate Market

Kelsey Lane Real Estate market Trend blog

By Kelsey Lane, Realtor


The real estate market has been very hot lately. In some Bay Area pockets, prices have gone up over 35% during the pandemic. But it hasn't been just the past couple years that have been hot - it's been a thriving and fiery real ...

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March 16, 2022

May the Financial Road Rise Up to Meet You

The real pot at the end of the rainbow probably doesn't come from good luck or the lottery. In reality, it's usually persistent work at paying off debt, budgeting, and saving. Here are some tips provided by CFS* Financial Advisor Jonathan Stoft located at CommonWealth Central Credit Union ...

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April 24, 2020

What We're Up To - The New Focus of Real Estate

You may have read on my Market Mondays on Linked In that price trends are still steady in the Santa Clara County real estate market. That said, the number of sales or "units sold" is way down, about half - when you compare the first few weeks of April to the ...

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April 1, 2020

The New Rules of Real Estate


For two weeks since Shelter-in-Place began in Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley, no set rules had emerged for how to handle the buying and selling of homes. Finally the county, the state, and both Association of Realtors groups have synthesized a plan. Recently, real estate became an "essential ...

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