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/

by Jodi Summers Urban legend: Stewardesses used to be said that people from Los Angeles had a lot of anxiety when they flew on airplanes because they weren’t used to mass transit. But we’re becoming a big city now, and mass transit is becoming a viable alternative to a car.  Yes, we’ve always had buses, […]

‘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 Real estate law makes it nearly impossible for a seller to change their mind once a sales contract is signed and the parties enter into escrow. New rules, even for existing tenants, need to be put forth in writing prior to sale, otherwise all bets are off. Mix that up with questionable […]

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 It happens every Rose Bowl < people from all over the world notice that the Los Angeles area has magnificent weather on January 1st > and they decide to move to L.A. In a great year, L.A. builds close to 200,000 new units – but the number of new apartments never equals […]

edited by Jodi Summers Hey landlords, listen up! If you’re not currently allowing residents to have pets, you may want to rethink your rules and regs. Results of a recent study show that 61% of U.S. families who rent their home have a pet or plan to have one in the near future. The L.A. […]

by Jodi Summers Back in the days before airplanes and ubiquitous automobiles, people didn’t travel very far. Life on the farm kept them busy enough, and except for the occasional foray into town for supplies, or friend’s house for parlor games, you seldom went very far. It was an efficient and inexpensive lifestyle that allowed […]

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