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Is American Express Merchant Financing a Good Deal?

Is American Express Merchant Financing a Good Deal?

Disclaimer, I’m not affiliated with American Express in any way. Their financing program has its pros and cons. It may or may not fit your needs. The purpose of this article is to help our audience understand the pricing science and math behind their program. I’m not endorsing or recommending against the program. How It […]

Renting, Affordability and Interest

With affordability deteriorating alongside rising prices and essentially flat sales for several years, fewer Californians have been able to make the jump back into owning their own homes. The number of homeowners in the state rebounded from 7.12 million households in 2014 to 7.56 million in 2016. However, the renter population has increased by more […]

Out-migration: It’s a Housing Story

Out-migration: It’s a Housing Story

California has an out-migration problem. Recently released figures from the State’s Department of Finance (DOF) shows that the number of Californians leaving the state each year is on the rise. After falling significantly during the Great Recession, out-migration from California is on a four-year uptrend. The DOF reports that nearly 118,000 people moved to other […]