With Interest Rates Going Up, Prices are Coming Down... or are they?

As interest rates rise, you may notice house prices seem to be stabilizing or coming down. Generally speaking, for every 1% increase in interest rates, home prices fall by 10%. Is this actually true?

Sneaky Landlord Commits Highway Robbery

Not all landlords are created equal. Some will help you lock in low rental rates, allow you to rent-to-own, and will even assist you in upgrading your situation without paying through the roof. Others will trick and connive and squeeze every last penny from your pockets. 

In the Biz vs On the Biz

This deadly threat will sabotage your business… “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man.” — Jay-Z After helping more entrepreneurs than I can count, I’ve realized something: There’s a certain “threat” that comes for every entrepreneur. And this threat is the difference between the life of your dreams — where your business continues to grow and scale, your financial health keeps improving, and you unlock the ability to do whatever you want, whenever you want without worrying about your business.

What to Do When a Seller’s Agent Doesn’t Follow Through

Buying a house is a stressful process. Negotiating mistakes could cost you a pretty penny. Losing your dream house stings like your first heartbreak. And then there’s the rare, yet possible, chance your seller and seller’s agent don’t follow through with the terms of your offer contract, and ghost you and your agent. In fact, we recently dealt with a situation like that…

Why Waiting to Buy a House is More Expensive Than You Think

Home prices had a dramatic rise over the past couple years. In February 2022, the average home price across the nation increased by 16.1% compared to last February. In California, home prices are up 13.6% compared to last year, but they’re up 24.4% in Orange County. And all signs point that prices will continue to rise consistently—across the U.S. and in southern California.

Falling in Love Too Quickly

Buying a new home is an exciting process. A new home is a new beginning. And you don’t get many chances to start over fresh in life. You can imagine you and your family creating lifelong memories. Overcoming the various obstacles you’ll encounter throughout life. And transforming your house into a home.

Need a “Winston Wolfe” for your Real Estate?

“It’s about thirty minutes away. I’ll be there in ten.”— Winston WolfeHave you ever watched Pulp Fiction?It’s one of our all-time favorite movies. And Winston Wolfe is our favorite character.

Residential Landlord and Tenant Considerations under California’s new “Rent Control” model.

As of this week, Landlords and Tenants throughout California have entered a new phase of “Property Rights”. Both Landlord and Tenant should become quite familiar with AB 1482, which is being affectionately referred to as ‘Anti-Rent Gouging”, but effectively acts as rent control legislation. Although this law is filled with both new rules and exceptions to the new rules, AB 1482 will, in a nutshell, offer Tenants greater protections against eviction and cap annual rent increases.