Fact or Fiction? 6 Down Payment Myths You Should Stop Believing Immediately

Fact or Fiction? 6 Down Payment Myths You Should Stop Believing Immediately

“If you're thinking about buying your first home, that pesky down payment has probably kept you awake more than a few nights. We get it—while a pre-approval is crucial for determining your buying power, it's the down payment that shows you mean business…We're not saying that saving for a down payment will be a cake walk, but separating fact from fiction can go a long way. Here's the truth you need to know.”

"7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space This Spring" - Organic Authority

"7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space This Spring" - Organic Authority

“Live large with these outdoor living ideas just in time for spring…If you are ready to get in on the outdoor living esprit, or maybe your outdoor space needs a springtime spruce up, we have got some suggestions for you to make the most of your outdoor living time.”

High or low end, Bay Area home values continue to climb - The Mercury News

High or low end, Bay Area home values continue to climb - The Mercury News

"In the San Francisco metro area...starter homes appreciated 9.5 percent over one year while luxury homes went up 11.6 percent. Aaron Terrazas, Zillow senior economist, noted that Seattle is the only other metro area where high-end properties offered greater returns than low-end properties. Nationally, starter homes appreciated 8.5 percent last year, while homes in the top tier gained 3.6 percent in value, Zillow estimated."

Bay Area housing market shows no signs of cooling - SF Gate

Bay Area housing market shows no signs of cooling - SF Gate

Even after a years-long boom that has already priced out many residents, the San Jose metropolitan area is expected to be the hottest U.S. housing market in 2018, according to a report this month by Zillow that factors in home values, rents and jobs. San Francisco ranks as No. 5.

More Housing! (...as long as it doesn't increase traffic) - San Jose Mercury News

More Housing! (...as long as it doesn't increase traffic) - San Jose Mercury News

"Fed up with soaring prices that are increasingly putting home ownership, or even a decent rental, out of reach, Bay Area residents overwhelmingly say they want more housing built, according to a new poll. But it better not make their commutes worse."