New Tax Plan Would Slam California Housing Market, Are you Ready?

California’s biggest housing markets figure to be among the losers if a Republican-sponsored tax overhaul becomes law, according to two analyses of local market data. Currently, a married couple can deduct interest on mortgages of up to $1,000,000; the GOP plan would cut that to $500,000. Similarly, deductions of state and local property tax would …

California housing market defies tight inventory as sales and median price propel higher

By Sandy Flores, - Existing, single-family home sales totaled 427,630 in August on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, up 1.5 percent from July and 1.3 percent from August 2016. - August’s statewide median home price was $565,330, up 2.9 percent from July and 7.2 percent from August 2016.  - At the regional level, the San …

Amor por México!

Peruana de nacimiento, mexicana de corazón es muy doloroso  pensar en los momentos tan terribles por los que están pasando nuestros hermanos de México.  Sé que no hay palabras que puedan aliviar el dolor y el sufrimiento que están viviendo hoy y poder aliviar toda la angustia que los aflige.  Pero si podemos dejarles saber …

Vives en California? Tu Casa y FEMA.

By Sandy Flores California es el estado más poblado de los Estados Unidos, ya que cuenta aproximadamente con más de 39 millones de habitantes   y es el tercer estado más grande en extensión territorial (después de Alaska y Texas).  La geografía de California se caracteriza por tener costas espectaculares, acantilados y playas impresionantes. También posee zonas montañosas, …

When your furnace goes out…

By Sandy Flores You’ll be left in the cold—but not if you know how to change its thermocouple. This is the part of the furnace that shuts off the gas if your pilot light goes out, preventing that gas from seeping into your home. (You know, the gas that can kill you if left to run …

When was the last time your home’ filters were replaced?

Lots of appliances in your home have filters. In fact, any device that conducts air or water should have some sort of filter in place to remove impurities and particulates. Changing these filters routinely can save you money, and keep you safe, which is why it’s helpful to know when they’re due to be replaced. …

House inventory: supply low – demand high

By, Sandy Flores Broker Low inventory numbers have entry-level buyers scrambling as empty nesters are reluctant to sell. Home inventory in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest levels since 1999 according to Trulia.com, a San Francisco-based real estate research site.  Even though the U.S. has seen more than three years of a booming seller’s …

7 Reasons why you need a realtor when buying or selling a home

By, Sandy Flores Broker, If you think hiring an agent when trying out a home sale or purchase is old news. it’s not, 88% of home buyers still purchase homes via real estate agents. True, the existence of home buying and selling websites, 1% commission sales and home buying and selling apps has made it …