Inspiration. It’s what keeps us growing and being creative. It’s something we should be seeking out in all aspects of our lives. And when it comes to our home design, it is hopefully never ending. I know people who will rearrange their homes twice a year, to change the feel and flow. There are people who repaint rooms regularly. And of course, there are those who see a wall and imagine the room without it.
One of the things I love about living in the Bay Area, and especially about living on the Peninsula, is our proximity to amazing outdoor spaces. We have some of the finest camping and hiking spots available anywhere in the world – I truly believe that.
Our research and insights team here at Compass is amazing and constantly providing us with the best and most current data on the market. Their latest masterpiece is the August Bay Area Real Estate Markets Survey.
Recently, I headed to Clearlake for a camping trip with my son Jackson. We love to get out and experience the awesome nature that’s at our disposal around the Bay Area, and this was a new stop for us both.
Your offer has just been accepted on that home you’ve been dreaming about – congratulations! 🎉 You’re ready to wrap up escrow and move on in, right? Well hold on just a moment. Along with all of the other things to consider during the escrow process is to determine how you will hold title on your new property.
No idea what I’m talking about? Let’s dig in a bit on title – what it is, why it matters and what your options are.
For decades, we’ve all had giant tanks that have created and stored hot water for us. The bigger the better, so we never run out. Of course, bigger works to your disadvantage if that tank springs a leak and floods your house or basement. How can you avoid this and still get all the hot water you need when you need it? Why a tankless water heater, of course.
If you’ve ever looked into getting a mortgage, you’re familiar with the term PMI. But how much do you know about it? Do you know what it stands for? What it is? How to avoid it? Let’s dig into PMI and how it impacts real estate transactions.
You’ll hear the Chicken Little’s talking about it – “The bottom’s falling out!”; “It’s 2008 all over again!”; “Here comes the bust!!”. What are they talking about? The real estate market, of course. And like all things Chicken Little, there’s a lot of drama and hyperbole, but maybe a tiny grain of truth. So, are we in a Buyer’s Market?
In my conversations with Darren Wallace, my favorite Fiduciary, we covered a lot of topics. Two areas I wanted to make sure I discussed with him are what tips he has for people planning their trusts/estates, as well as what red flags he has for family members to keep an eye out for. Darren has some great suggestions and guidance.Read More