Remote Work Trends Mean Flexibility for First-Time Homebuyers…

Today’s low inventory can be challenging for homebuyers, especially if you’re looking to purchase your first home. But if you’re one of many people who work remotely, you may have a great opportunity to use the flexibility you have at work to achieve your homebuying goals this year. In a recent report, Arch Capital Services […]

What You Need To Budget for When Buying a Home

When it comes to buying a home, it can feel a bit intimidating to know how much you need to save and where to find that information. But you should know, you’re not expected to have all the answers yourself. There are many trusted professionals who can help you understand your finances and what you’ll […]

How Are Interest Rates Impacting the Market?

On April 8th, 2021 the benchmark 30 year fixed rate averaged 3.13%.  On March 31st, 2022, the average for a 30 year fixed rate loan is at 4.67% according to Freddie Mac.  On a loan of $1,000,000,  the increase in the interest rates have added an additional $881.88 per month to the monthly payment for […]

A Look Russian Billionaire Andrey Melnichenko’s Sailing Yacht A

The trophy sailboat of EuroChem Group founder Andrey Melnichenko is the latest bit of Russian-owned seaworthy bling to become mired…or moored…in sanctions. The yacht itself is something of a design departure from the usual diesel-powered luxury leviathans that Russian oligarchs use to one-up each other. Melnichenko’s links to the briny extend beyond yacht ownership; they […]

30 New Real Estate Related Laws – Effective January 1, 2022 Are you curious about the latest in real estate laws? Here are “30 New Real Estate Related Laws – Effective January 1, 2022!” Did you know that close to 25% of all sales in Palo Alto sell without ever hitting the open market? Unlock the access to the hidden inventory that public never sees […]

What’s Happening with Mortgage Rates, and Where Will They Go from Here?

Based on the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has increased by 1.2% (3.22% to 4.42%) since January of this year. The rate jumped by more than a quarter of a point from just a week ago. Here’s a visual to show how mortgage rate movement throughout 2021 was […]

2021 Year End Coldwell Banker Performance Rankings Here’s a quick update on the 2021 year-end performance rankings for Coldwell Banker. We are so honored to be a part of the company and want to share with you all the things we are accomplishing. As always, if you’d like more information on buying or selling, let us know.  Did you know that […]

A Key To Building Wealth Is Homeownership

The link between financial security and homeownership is especially important today as inflation rises.  But many people may not realize just how much owning a home contributes to your overall net worth. As Leslie Rouda Smith, President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says: “Homeownership is rewarding in so many ways and can serve […]

What You Can Expect from the Spring Housing Market

As the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling a house. While there are multiple factors causing some uncertainty, including the conflict overseas, rising inflation, and the first rate increase from the Federal Reserve in over three years — […]

What You Need To Know if You’re Thinking About Building a Home

If you’re ready to move up, you may be trying to decide whether you want to buy a home that’s already on the market or build a new one. And since the supply of homes available for sale today is low, you’re willing to consider either avenue. While home builders are doing everything they can […]