Housing Analysis

Feb. 5, 2018

Whether You Rent or Buy, Either Way You're Paying a Mortgage!

There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, however, that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.

As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source ...

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Jan. 23, 2018

Home Purchasing Power: The Trend is NOT your Friend!

Much has been said about the rising prices of real estate in the Bay Area. But this is only half of the story.

Here's the other half:Home Purchase Power - How Much House at $2,500 a month

This chart is quite a bit different from your typical 'interest rate' graph.

The key idea behind this chart, is to keep ...

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April 20, 2017

Tax Return Depressing? Owning a Home Could Help

Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either the Federal or State government or both. One way to save on taxes is to own your ...

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March 21, 2017

Should I Downsize Now? It is a Seller's Market!


A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the country is currently experiencing a seller’s ...

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Feb. 24, 2017

Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Highlights:

• Sales of existing homes reached the highest pace in a decade at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million.

• January marked the 59th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains as the median home price rose 7.1% to $228,900.

• NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence ...

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July 25, 2016

The Brexit Impact: 30 Days Later


Just over a month ago, the United Kingdom decided to withdraw from the European Union in a decision commonly known as Brexit. At that time there was a lot of speculation on how that decision would impact the U.S. residential mortgage market. Today, we want to look at the ...

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Feb. 13, 2016

What is Your Home Equity Position?

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Michael Koenig and Maureen Torretto discuss how the steady increase in real estate values over the past couple years has affected your home equity position.

Having this knowledge can give you options! Contact me to find out what your equity ...

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July 8, 2015

Take Advantage of Market Volatility

Schadenfreude. Ever hear of this term? Basically, it means to take satisfaction or pleasure at the expense of someone else's misfortune.

Well, that's basically the opportunity now.

The financial markets are in turmoil, thanks to what is happening in Greece and China. The benefit to you? Look at ...

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June 17, 2013

Thinking about Selling? Five Reasons You Should Do So Now.


Many are talking about why now is a great time to buy a home. Today, we want to look at why it might also be an opportune time to sell your house. Here are the Top 5 Reasons we believe now may be a perfect time to put your house ...

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May 2, 2013

Livermore Real Estate Market Update: Spring-Summer 2013

We have seen a rather serious increase in year-over-year price increase in the Livermore Valley.

From March 2012 to March 2013, there has been a 37.5% increase in the median sale price of a single family home! The average time on market has dropped during the same time period ...

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