Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate. Last year, he released a paper on homeownership - The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America. In his paper, Belsky reveals five financial reasons people should consider buying a … [Read More...]
There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either your mortgage or your landlord’s. As a paper from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University explains:
“Households must consume housing whether … [Read More...]
During the process of downsizing you may wish to use the services of an estate liquidator to assist in the selling of belongings that you have decided not to take with you as part of your move.
While we help facilitate the selection of an estate liquidator for our clients needing this service, some people prefer to do this on their own. For those wishing to go it alone, here are a few tips and … [Read More...]
No home is perfect. Every home - including newly constructed ones - has issues. You should not expect sellers to disclose any information about the condition of the house you want to buy, or about any potential hazards to the property. Even if the seller provides you a recent home inspection report, it's best not to rely on it as the seller may have chosen an inspector who’s a friend or family … [Read More...]
In recent months we have been getting more questions about housing prices and where they may be headed.
Before we talk about what is happening here in the Tri-Valley, we would like to share the results of the most recent Home Price Expectation Survey.
Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market … [Read More...]
If you are one of those people (and most of us are) who has accumulated too much "stuff" and needs to find out how to effectively get rid of it then come to a "buzz" session.
August 26th at 10 a.m.
Danville Senior Center
15 E Prospect Ave
corner of Hartz and Prospect
Led by Linda Sterling, local expert, you will be given a step-by-step process to help you accomplish your goal. There will be a … [Read More...]
While some homeowners are quite comfortable handling interior paint jobs on their own, a professional painter is usually enlisted for painting the home’s exterior.
Since painting your home is critical to your home’s appearance and value, finding the best possible painter is essential. Here are some tips for making the right choice:
Don’t agree to let the painter assess the condition of your … [Read More...]
Whether you're buying or selling your home, or simply staying put, you should beware of these common problems that can cause headaches for years to come. Home defects come in all shapes and sizes. From structural problems to air flow and ventilation issues, a lot of things can go wrong with your home.
Poor drainage is the most common problem found by home inspectors. To improve … [Read More...]