Real estate investing

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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July 24, 2023

California & Bay Area Housing Affordability (Including First Time Buyers)

Written by Kelsey Lane

The first quarter 2023 housing affordability report was released recently by the California Association of Realtors, which covers each region in the state. The association reported that affordability levels rose slightly from the previous year's reporting. The median home price in all of California was ...

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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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Sept. 6, 2022

Tips for Going Green, Part 3


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 ...

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Nov. 19, 2021

Why a Living Trust?

Written by Justin M. Kennedy, Attorney at Law


Have you ever learned what happens to your home after you pass? If you have no estate planning documents, then your loved ones may need to go to court to have the judge decide what happens to your property.  


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Oct. 14, 2021

Facing the Housing Shortage

Picture of a house on a cracked desert

By Kelsey Lane


Coming Face to Face with the Housing Shortage


Clients often ask me whether it's possible for the market to still keep going up, and whether they'll be a huge correction. I don't have a magic peek into the future, and while some ...

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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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Oct. 16, 2019

Retiree home selling series: Moving and renting out your home

Retirees decide whether to stay in house, or move and rent it out or sell

In part one we covered possibilities for staying in your current home and being able to enjoy it during retirement years. Here we address still hanging on to the property, but renting it out.

If you are not staying in your home but would like to keep it as an ...

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