More than 69 million Americans live in 342,000 common-interest communities. The majority of owners believe the Homeowners Association protect their home values. Here’s why:

Growing up during the great recession has made millennials better at monitoring their money that most people give them credit for doing. Here’s an overview of millennial money habits:

If you’re thinking about buying a home, think about buying sooner rather than later. Rising interest rates may have a noticeable impact on your monthly nut and the amount you’re qualified to borrow. It’s all neatly explained in this astonishing infographic:

https://www.car.org/marketing/clients/infographics/Homeownership%20Achieved https://benchmark.us/blog/2015/07/10/seeking-the-american-dream-of-home-ownership/

‘Tis the season to think about your financials…so we thought you’d be interested in seeing national averages on financial achievements… Thank you CAR.org.    

by Jodi Summers It takes a lot of gold to live in the Golden State, more so than the rest of the country. For Los Angeles, the cost of living in is 43% above the national average…and it’s getting more expensive for homeowners. The recently passed Republican tax plan redefines rules that have shaped the […]

by Jodi Summers Here’s an interesting state statistic on home ownership for you: California’s current population of 39.5 million people live in 13 million households scattered across 58 counties and 482 cities.  Now that you know this thought-provoking tidbit, here’s the rest: California’s population is expected to swell to 50 million by 2050 and nearly […]

For many, buying a home is the largest purchase they’ll make in in their lifetime. Saving for the down payment is a challenge for some – and some age groups find it easier than others. Here is an overview on financial fitness by generations. Save

Special thanks to Benjamin Pezzillo of https://pactriglo.com/ for providing this summary and original document. Recently passed Senate Bill 1069 is a move to help ease California’s housing crisis, making “granny units” easier and less expensive to build throughout the state. The new Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) can potentially save thousands of dollars in fees and […]

by Jodi Summers Watch our Metro grow. In the most recent presidential elections, LA approved Measure M – the half-cent sales tax increase to fund new public transit projects and infrastructure improvements. Here’s our metro – now and future… As an FYI, Angelinos spend an average of 81 hours a year stuck in traffic. Currently, […]