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Renting vs. Buying: A Personal Journey Through Life’s Stages

Renting vs. Buying: A Personal Journey Through Life’s Stages

This month, we delve into the timeless debate of Renting vs. Buying and explore how these choices are strongly linked to your age and marital/family status. Whether you’re a tenant looking for the perfect place to call home or a potential homebuyer considering your options, read on for valuable insights.       The freedom […]

Will A New Law Limit Rental Security Deposits In California?

Will A New Law Limit Rental Security Deposits In California?

  Not an easy job In California, being a landlord is more challenging than it may seem. Our state is known for having strong tenant protections and rent control laws, making it harder for landlords to manage their properties than other states. These laws often favor tenants, which means landlords must be well-informed and comply […]

Are New High-Density Housing Projects Coming To The Bay Area?

Are New High-Density Housing Projects Coming To The Bay Area?

    A never ending crisis California lives in a permanent housing crisis. The reasons are many: the high price of land, the largest population in America, and strict housing density regulations, among others. These make California the second most expensive housing market after Hawaii.  This situation makes it challenging to balance and reconcile interests. […]

Is The Fall A Good Season To Buy A Home?

Is The Fall A Good Season To Buy A Home?

We are living now fully in the Fall season of 2022. Temperatures are falling steadily, and our parks and gardens are less lush. People are busy planning their end-of-year holidays or finalizing their financial projections and budgets for 2023.  Is such a family and professional environment the right time to consider buying a home? The […]

Will House Prices Drop Significantly, And What Does That Mean For You?

Will House Prices Drop Significantly, And What Does That Mean For You?

A looming slowdown The national housing market is sending signals of a slowdown, including in the Bay Area. As I mentioned in my last blog post, the real estate market fundamentals are changing very fast, and I want to keep you well informed to adapt to these changes.  The trends are changing. More homes are […]

Micro Apartments: Are These Small Living Spaces Right For You?

Micro Apartments: Are These Small Living Spaces Right For You?

Is this housing solution right for you? Finding affordable apartments has become a challenge, especially as inflation continues to affect home and rental prices. This is especially true if you’re a first-time renter, like a student or a new professional. As prices continue to increase, people are looking for smaller apartments to stay within their […]

Do Mass Shootings Have An Impact On The Prices Of Homes?

Do Mass Shootings Have An Impact On The Prices Of Homes?

A growing trend Mass shootings are, unfortunately, an increasingly common phenomenon in America. According to the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit corporation, 267 instances have happened in 2022. For comparison, 269 occurred in all of 2014. Our state of California is part of this nationwide trend. So far, in 2022, the state averaged one mass shooting […]