Mortgage rates rise above 4% for the first time since December 2019….

The prospect of more severe Fed tightening has spooked bond market investors, pushing rates for conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgages above 4 percent for the first time since December 2019, according to a daily index of rate lock data compiled by Optimal Blue. The Optimal Blue Mortgage Market Indices also show that while first-time buyers seeking FHA-backed mortgages can expect to […]

Why Now Is a Great Time To Sell Your House…

As we near the end of the year, more homeowners are realizing the benefits of today’s sellers’ market. Record-breaking home price appreciation, growing equity, low inventory, and competitive mortgage rates are motivating homeowners to make a move that addresses their changing lifestyles. In fact, recent data from shows a larger share of homeowners are planning to list their houses this winter. So, that means more […]

In conversation with Kay Carey family law attorney

I had the opportunity to speak with Kay Carey, family law attorney to talk about California family law. Dissolution of marriage: – Child and spousal support – Child custodial orders – Division of community property – Possible reimbursement claims For more information, you can contact Kay Carey at: 650-328-5510 Assistant: And as always, […]

9 simple ways to show yourself a little love

  Here are 9 easy ways to add self-care to your daily life while still allowing you to get things done. You might find that taking better care of yourself makes taking care of everyone and everything else easier as well. 1. Prioritize healthy eating Although we sometimes seek out unhealthy “treats” when we’re stressed out […]

Virtual Open House – 2024 Liberty Park Ave, Menlo Park

2024 Liberty Park Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025 $ 2,400,000 | 3 Beds | 2 Baths | Home 1,850 sqft | Lot 13,7115 sqft  Virtual open house on Saturday, January 16th and Sunday, January 17th from 10:30 am to 11:30 am   Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 873 6343 0035 Passcode: 2024 In-person appointments are available during […]

US home prices rise at fastest pace in more than 6 years

  U.S. home prices jumped in October by the most in more than six years as a pandemic-fueled buying rush drives the number of available properties for sale to record lows. That combination of strong demand and limited supply pushed home prices up 7.9% in October compared with 12 months ago, according to Tuesday’s S&P […]

7 Lifestyle Factors to Consider When You’re Shopping for a Home

Choosing the perfect home for you and your family is a big decision. It’s not one to take lightly. You must find a home that has everything you need and want, and we’re not just talking about having all the right features, although those are important. You also have to take into consideration how the home aligns […]

How to Prepare Your Bedroom for the Cold

Crawling into a snug bed is one of fall and winter’s great pleasures. A bedroom around 65 degrees can improve sleep, but cooler temperatures call for certain measures. Here’s what you’ll need when the mercury drops. Michael Hession 1. Plush flannel sheets are cozier than crisper cotton sheets, so they’re perfect for colder rooms or cool sleepers. […]

657-Square-Foot Backyard Cottage Packed With Clever Ideas

Faced with rising housing prices in the San Francisco Bay Area, which were making it difficult for their adult children to settle nearby, homeowners Tara and Michael Wolf looked at their Oakland, California, backyard and saw an opportunity. Their vision was to add a hardworking accessory dwelling unit (ADU) that could serve as a home […]

Top Tips for Decorating With Textured Wallpaper

When it comes to dressing your walls, there’s paint, there’s wallpaper and then there’s textured wallpaper. It’s an extra layer that creates more interest and adds a sense of depth in any space by way of a tactile touch. Picking the right iteration for your room takes a little know-how. Paper Every Wall Textured wallpaper […]