Tax Reform – Real Estate Related Changes

By | finance, General, homes, information, poway, rancho bernardo, Real Estate, san diego

TAX REFORM REAL ESTATE RELATED CHANGES 1.  MORTGAGE INTEREST DEDUCTION There was concern that the mortgage interest deduction (MID) would be eliminated. That didn’t happen. However, the bill has made the following changes: Reduces limit on deductible mortgage debt to $750,000 for new loans taken out after 12/14/17 (from the existing $1,000,000). Current loans up… Continued

December 22, 2017

Why Millennial Buyers Are Swiping Left On Your Home

By | Design, finance, General, Home Buying, Home Selling, homes, homes for sale, Housing, information, poway, rancho bernardo, Real Estate, san diego

WHY MILLENNIAL BUYERS ARE SWIPING LEFT ON YOUR HOME (And 12 Great Tips To Get Them To Say YES To Buying) They want it fast, they want it easy, and it better be perfect. That pretty much sums up the typical millennial homebuyer today. So, if that’s your target and your house isn’t pristine, they’re… Continued

April 4, 2017

Looking to Move-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

By | finance, General, Home Buying, Home Selling, homes, homes for sale, Housing, information, poway, rancho bernardo, Real Estate, san diego

LOOKING TO MOVE-UP TO A LUXURY HOMES? NOW’S THE TIME! If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in… Continued

March 29, 2017

It’s a Seller’s Market – Should I Downsize?

By | finance, General, Home Buying, Home Selling, homes, Housing, information, poway, rancho bernardo, Real Estate, san diego

IT’S A SELLER’S MARKET – SHOULD I DOWNSIZE? 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… Continued

March 21, 2017

The Great News About Rising Prices for Homeowners

By | finance, General, Home Buying, Home Selling, homes, homes for sale, Housing, information, poway, PUSD, rancho bernardo, Real Estate, san diego

THE GREAT NEWS ABOUT RISING PRICES FOR HOMEOWNERS Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of buyers out looking for a home, which… Continued

February 16, 2017

3 Questions to Ask If You Want to Buy Your Dream Home

By | finance, General, Home Buying, Home Selling, homes, homes for sale, Housing, information, poway, PUSD, rancho bernardo, Real Estate, san diego

3 QUESTIONS TO ASK IF YOU WANT TO BUY YOUR DREAM HOME If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening… Continued

February 13, 2017

The Seller’s Roadmap: 8 Important Steps to a Successful Home Sale

By | finance, General, Home Selling, homes, homes for sale, Housing, information, poway, PUSD, rancho bernardo, Real Estate, san diego

THE SELLER’S ROADMAP Below are 8 Important steps to get you to the successful sale of your home!   If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in 2017 give me a call and we can discuss a plan to help you reach your goals! Beverly Tate, Realtor (858)776-2779 For real estate information and… Continued

February 8, 2017

Daydreaming About Your Perfect Home? Know What You WANT vs. What You NEED

By | finance, General, Home Buying, Home Selling, homes, homes for sale, Housing, information, poway, PUSD, rancho bernardo, Real Estate, san diego

DAYDREAMING ABOUT YOUR PERFECT HOME? KNOW WHAT YOU WANT VS. WHAT YOU NEED In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some… Continued

February 6, 2017

Buyer Demand Is Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

By | finance, General, Home Buying, Home Selling, homes, homes for sale, Housing, information, poway, PUSD, rancho bernardo, Real Estate, san diego

BUYER DEMAND IS OUTPACING THE SUPPLY OF HOMES FOR SALE   The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly… Continued

February 1, 2017

Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step

By | finance, General, Home Buying, Home Selling, homes, homes for sale, Housing, information, poway, rancho bernardo, Real Estate, san diego

WHY PRE-APPROVAL SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST STEP In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream… Continued

January 16, 2017

7 Important Steps to Help You Buy Your First Home in 2017

By | finance, General, Home Buying, Home Selling, homes, Housing, information, poway, rancho bernardo, Real Estate, san diego

7 IMPORTANT STEPS TO HELP YOU BUY YOUR FIRST HOME IN 2017 Thinking about buying your first home? What an exciting time this is bound to be. And, also, what a (potentially) overwhelming, confusing, and stress-filled time. It can easily veer into scary territory if you’re not prepared and not surrounding yourself with professionals who… Continued

January 3, 2017

Existing Home Sales Surged Through The Holidays 

By | finance, General, holiday, Home Buying, Home Selling, homes, Housing, information, poway, rancho bernardo, Real Estate, san diego

EXISTING HOME SALES SURGED THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS SOME HIGHLIGHTS: November’s Existing Home Sales report revealed that sales are now at an annual pace of 5.61 million which is “now the highest since February 2007 (5.79 million) and is 15.4% higher than a year ago (4.86 million).” Total housing inventory (or the inventory of homes for… Continued

December 30, 2016

Building Your Family’s Wealth Over the Next 5 Years

By | finance, General, Home Buying, Home Selling, homes, Housing, information, poway, rancho bernardo, Real Estate, san diego

BUILDING YOUR FAMILY’S WEALTH OVER THE NEXT 5 YEARS Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.24% per year on average and to grow by 21.4% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s… Continued

December 13, 2016