Many in our region have decided that this is the year that they will acquire their first home. This is likely the biggest and most important investment most Americans will ever make so, if you are among that proud and fortunate group, invest a bit of time to educate yourself about home ownership and homebuying.
For homeowners looking to prepare their homes for sale as the spring and summer home shopping season begins, these final weeks of winter offer a terrific opportunity to get a head start on some often-overlooked details that will benefit the sale of the home considerably if addressed early-on in the process.
More than 50 percent of all homes in America are owned by someone aged 55 or older. With that deep of a buyer pool, homebuilders will continually innovate in order to attract the American ‘senior’ population.
With Spring on the horizon, these mid-winter months provide a great opportunity for homeowners to take steps to protect their homes from pests while paving the way for spring cleaning and landscaping in the coming months.
For homebuyers looking to attain the American Dream of homeownership or homeowners looking to refinance their homes for a more desirable mortgage rate and/or additional cash, 2019 is shaping up to be an excellent year to be a homeowner.
What will new homes look like in 2019 and how are decisions regarding design and features made? Home design and construction has evolved dramatically from the time California began establishing itself as an economic power center pre-World War II to what we have become today as one of the largest economies in the world and the most populated state in the country.
Our hearts remain heavy for those affected by the devastating wildfires throughout our state last month - the results of which have Californians perplexed on whether or not we should be rooting for heavy rains this winter.
Because the home is for most Americans the biggest and best investment they will ever make, home buyers must be familiar with every step of the buying and lending process to navigate a successful home purchase – especially at the closing.