In The Neighborhood

If you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the...
The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing...
In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout...
Model of house with coins on wooden table on blurred background As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges...
Photo taken in München, Germany Given how we have seen more unemployment claims than ever before over the past several weeks, fear...
Stand out from the crowd and different concepts One light balloon glowing and floating above other white balloons on white wall background...
Mother and daughter gardening together One thing helping homeowners right now is price appreciation, especially in the entry-level market. In the latest Home...
The HUD sponsors the Good Neighbor Next Door program to help police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and elementary school teachers buy...
We spend a lot of time in our homes, which is why it’s important to ensure that they’re a safe and healthy...
Whether your goal is to lose one or 100, shedding pounds is no walk in the park (pardon the pun). If you’re...
Mid adult woman painting chair with paint roller with yellow color. Are you getting ready to haul that so-called junk out of...
Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds, and other Halloween activities in Marin and Sonoma Counties in California?  Scroll...

December 17, 2017
Selling Costs

Expert Insights: Are Home-Selling Costs Deductible?

If you sell your home and realize a taxable gain even after the exclusion, you can reduce your gain with selling costs. Your gain is defined […]
December 23, 2017
New Construction

Expert Insights: Who Should Be Called to the Project First—the Contractor or the Architect?

Opinions vary about which professional to call first. Some say the architect comes first because “you have to design it before you can build it.” The […]
January 8, 2018
Home and Garden

Choose Your Battles When Buying a Home

A fenced-in yard. Double sinks. A wrap-around porch.  An open floor plan. Solar panels. There are just so many things we want our new home to have. However, […]
March 14, 2018
The concept of home ownership and 50 dollars

The Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

Financially, there’s more to buying a home than the purchase price—sometimes much more. After the down payment, and once your closing costs and monthly mortgage payments […]