Category Archives: AROUND TOWN

Breaking Down The Break In

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A Recession Does Not Equal A Housing Crisis

There is plenty of talk in the media about a pending economic slowdown. The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions, and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th. Many experts predict a potential recession is on the horizon. However, housing will not be the trigger, and home […]

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Homeownership Will Always Be Part Of The American Dream

On Labor Day we celebrate the hard work that helps us achieve the American Dream. Growing up, many of us thought about our future lives with great ambition. We drew pictures of what jobs we wanted to have and where we would live as a representation of a secure life for ourselves and our families. […]

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Motivated Millennials

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Why You Should Invest In A Rental Property

Investing in real estate can be a great alternative to traditional investments and many owners choose to rent out their property. Here are some of the top benefits for getting into this line of business! Increase over time. Money being put towards real estate investments has increased substantially over the past few years. This is […]

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Prices In The Next Year

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What To Pack In A Natural Disaster

In the event of a natural disaster, you have to be ready to flee at a moment’s notice, leaving you very little time to decide what to take. To help you prepare for an evacuation situation from a wildfire, tornado, hurricane, and more, here are 5 things to consider packing. Special Mementos. Is there a […]

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C.A.R.’s Market Snapshot

Buyer Challenges to Entering the Housing Market Buying a home is typically the biggest purchase of a lifetime. Hovering right below $600,000, the California median home price is near its all-time high, and housing affordability is moving towards its all-time low. In fact, only 27 percent of California households could afford to purchase a median-priced […]

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5 Tips For Securing Your SmartPhone

Phones have come a long way in the last few years, and there’s a ton of sensitive information—email access, bank accounts, photos, contact lists—that are easily accessed if your phone falls into the wrong hands. Here are a few tips for keeping your smartphone secure. 1. Use a passcode! This is one of the easiest […]

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Don’t Go Solo

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