7 Things That Can Drive Your Property Taxes Up

Property taxes are tough to figure out. The federal property tax code alone is thousands of pages long, let alone the local codes all over the country.

In a nutshell, property taxes are determined by a home’s assessed value and

What Will California’s Housing Market Look Like in 2016?

California’s real estate market will continue its growth streak into 2016, according to the California Association of Realtors (CAR) 2016 Housing Market Forecast.

Yet that anticipated increase in sales will likely be somewhat hampered by limited inventory and continued

5 of the Worst Mortgage Refinancing Mistakes to Avoid

Want to take advantage of a lower mortgage rate? Looking to switch from an adjustable- to a fixed-rate loan? Need to tap into the equity in your home to cover a large purchase? Any one of these are good reasons

Can You Gift Money for a Down Payment? Yes! And Here’s How

These days, it can be pretty tough to scrape together a good chunk of change to use as a down payment for a home. The financial recession, housing crisis, and weak job market hit a lot of Americans hard.


9 Out of 10 of the Priciest Real Estate Markets in the Country Are in California

There is so much that attracts people by the hoards to California. From the climate, to the cultural diversity, to the employment opportunities, California certainly has a lot to offer. With such popularity, it’s no wonder that housing prices in

Home Buyer Incentives You Probably Never Thought Of

In a sellers’ market, unloading your home might be pretty seamless. But in a buyers’ market where the competition is stiff, you’ve got to get a little creative to make your home stand out from the rest.

In the case

Infographic: This Is What Millennials Look for In Real Estate

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What’ll California’s Real Estate Do in 2016?

2016 is poised to be a pretty decent year for California’s real estate market. The new year is expected to bring some improvements to the market in the Golden State, but this improvement might have a cap on it, considering