Weatherizing your Home for the Upcoming Winter By Devin Valdez As we enter November, we’ve already witnessed the weather beginning to cool down. With the chill, Homeowners will begin to trade in their open windows & a/c’s and turn to salvation from their heaters & fireplaces,all the while dreading the increasing PG&E bill to come. […]
Photo Courtesy: NBC Bay Area California’s Wild Fires Burn Homes and Holes in Victims’ Pockets By Devin Valdez California homeowners are again facing the cruel reality of wildfires and the damages they leave behind. Homeowners are hit first-hand with the reality of the importance of keeping your homeowner’s insurance policies up-to-date and as accurate […]
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Homeowners Insurance: The In’s & Out’s of Your Policy’s Coverage By Devin Valdez Over the past few weeks our world has encountered hurricanes, floods, fires and earthquakes. Cities and countries have been ripped to pieces, as we watch helplessly. Millions of people have lost loved ones, homes and personal belongings to circumstances that were unforeseeable […]
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DISPELLING REFINANCING MYTHS Excerpt From BreakthroughBroker.com “Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your monthly budget, but it can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. YOU’RE NOT TOO LATE. […]
The Rise of the AirBnB Investor By: Devin Valdez A new fad is among us. More and more real estate investors inquiring about looking to buy a property that will that will aid them in running an Airbnb empire. On their website, Airbnb promotes itself as a “trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, […]
Improve or move? Unless you built a custom home, you probably have a long list of things you’d like to improve in your current home. Browsing online listings might get you in the mood to upgrade to a new home, or you might be thinking about renovating your current home after binging on HGTV. The […]
Sell Your Home, Fast! By Devin Valdez All home sellers have the same common goal, SELL THEIR HOME! And in most cases, the faster their home can sell, the better! Sellers today have an advantage over past sellers, being that home sales are expected to continue at a steady pace and there are more than […]
Appraisal: The Shade to the Housing Markets Fire Home Values? By: Devin Valdez Finding an accurate value for a home is becoming a hard task to do for appraisers and homeowners, alike. In the month of June, we saw the smallest gap between homeowner home value estimates and the home’s appraised value, at 1.7% of […]
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Gentrification By Devin Valdez It’s no secret that rents are on the rise and home values are skyrocketing. The ability to be able to afford to live on your own, whether renting or owning, is becoming un-affordable for many people. It isn’t uncommon to hear that nowadays people are having to work 2 jobs to […]
Mortgage Broker VS. Mortgage Bank By: Devin Valdez Obtaining a mortgage loan is one of the first steps you will take when trying to purchase a home. Once you’ve decided to take out a loan, one big decision you may come across, is whether to get help from a mortgage broker or directly from the […]