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 Frank Gehry’s building designs have been dubbed some of the most important works of contemporary architecture. His heralded level of international acclaim skyrocketed after the Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao, Spain in 1997. Hailed as a “masterpiece of the twentieth century” and “the greatest building of our time,” the museum became famous […]

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 […]

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