Thisweek I met with Josh Altman and his fiancÃ©e Heather Bilyeu of the Real Estate TV show Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles with a few of my team members and they were beyond a pleasure to speak with. Josh is very down to earth and very open with his life experiences. It was a small private event and we also were lucky enough to get a [...]
Blog :: 2015
2015 REAL Trends Rankings are in!
The question inspired me to look at the seasonal patterns for supply and demand a couple of weeks ago, revealing the upper hand that buyers who are willing to close on a home [...]
Rent checks are getting bigger.
Rents in April were 4% higher than a year before, according to a report from Zillow. That's the fastest increase in two years, outpacing home prices which rose by 3%, the report showed.
Rental affordability is getting worse, and it doesn't look like it will be improving anytime soon. "This is here to [...]
Is it time to worry about another housing bubble?
It's been a long and uneven road to revival for the housing market. But things have been heating up for the last few years.
The early bid may get the worm, but the first offer doesn't always get the house.It's sensible that house hunters want to carefully consider making an offer on a new listing.
But just how long should you wait to make that bid, and how can you know when to hold back and/or proceed in making that bid on the home of your dreams? There's no [...]
Are you planning to sell your house this spring? Here are some smart moves that can help you boost the value of your house. Spring buyers are more likely to pay full price for your property with tax refund checks in the bank, so take advantage of the season's hot [...]
NEW YORK (MainStreet) - Home improvements are seldom easy to accomplish and rarely inexpensive, but with a little judicious decision-making, the average homeowner can not only make hishouse more livable and sellable but also receive an excellent return on[...]
It's time to stash the heavy bedding and space heater and get your bedroom ready for warmer months.
You'll probably store your heavy winter bedding in closets, the garage, or the attic. But for items you need year-round, like extra pillows or throw blankets, store them in baskets for easy access. [...]
A small bathroom might feel cramped and hard to work with -- and it might feel like it's just too much of a hassle or too expensive to remodel. However, there are a lot of low-cost investments you can make in your small bathroom -- investments that will pay back over time without requiring you to gut the room. There's no need to spend
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