Today we are excited to have Nabil Captan as our guest blogger. Nabil is a nationally recognized credit scoring expert, educator, author and producer. In today’s post, he explains how what you don’t know about your credit score could end up costing you. Enjoy! – Team Junell and The KCM Crew
Informed consumers considering a home purchase today want to do the right thing and plan ahead. Many do … [Read More...]
I am without words to express my gratitude for all the patience, support and guidance your team has provided. I came to you with one crazy list of needs and a situation you do not run into everyday. After multiple attempts and some close ones that fell through, none of you wavered. I believe my son and I have found a good home in a great neighborhood.
Once again: THANK YOU
No doubt your … [Read More...]
Overwhelmed and stressed-out caregivers may view the holidays as a drain of precious energy rather than a joyous occasion. The love, peace and goodwill are replaced with stress, frustration and anger. Everything from the preparation to the actual event can be tiresome.
Here are some suggestions to help make the holidays more enjoyable and less stressful for caregivers. Keep in mind that the … [Read More...]
I was speaking recently with our mortgage broker about the fact we have several clients who bought their home when they didn't have children or had one child and now have several children. They have literally grown out of their home. Unfortunately, due to the market, their homes are now worth less than when they bought and they owe more on their home than what it is worth. They are fortunate as … [Read More...]
Our inventory of homes for sale in the Tri-Valley remains relatively low and as a result we’ve experienced an 11% increase in 2014 in the medium sales price to $733,000. Amazing! With that said, this is the slowest rate of price appreciation in four years.
The California median home price is forecast to increase 5.2 percent in 2015, and we’re likely to see similar in the Tri-Valley as prices … [Read More...]
In a recent survey, How America Views Homeownership, it was revealed that 68% of Americans feel that now is a good time to buy a home and 95% said they want to own a home if they don’t already. Franklin Codel, head of Wells Fargo home mortgage production, explains:
“Although the home buying process has changed in many ways in recent years, our survey found Americans still view homeownership as … [Read More...]
Over the last six years, home ownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. The Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances every three years, and recently released their latest edition. Some of the findings revealed in their … [Read More...]
The Internet has completely changed real estate. Information about cities, neighborhoods and homes has created a fire hose of data. There’s almost too much information to make sense of.
To help solve this problem, several services offer “scores,” like Walk Score for location and GreatSchools for schools. It’s not a new concept - FICO has been with us since 1958 - but the scope has grown … [Read More...]