Turning Your Home into Your Retirement Plan

Turning Your Home into Your Retirement Plan

It is often a very good idea to include both your primary residence and a second home in your retirement plan. Mortgage rates have fallen recently, bringing them back in line with ....

How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House

How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House

Trying to decide whether to buy a fixer-upper house? When you buy a fixer-upper house, you can save a ton of money, or get yourself in a financial fix. The temptation is to find a ....

6 Tips for Choosing the Best Offer for Your Home

6 Tips for Choosing the Best Offer for Your Home

Key Takeaway: Have a plan for reviewing purchase offers so you don’t let the best slip through your fingers. You’ve worked hard to get your home ready for sale and to price....

Understanding Venice

Understanding Venice

Quick — what’s the second most-visited tourist attraction in Southern California? If you said Venice, you’re right. It’s led many lives, from turn-of-the-century resort, Be....

Waiting until after the Holidays Isn’t a Smart Decision

Waiting until after the Holidays Isn’t a Smart Decision

Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their home on the market for the first time. Others who already have their home on the marke....