Lowe’s vs. Home Depot Comparison

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Will New Tech Replace your Contractor?

Will New Tech Replace your Contractor?

A new tech company is offering to redo your bathroom in three weeks. Plus they say you will pay 25% less than you’d pay a regular contractor. Would you do this??     Block Renovation is a new startup that allows customers to pick a bathroom out of a catalog of options...
Sacramento’s Slowing Home Sales Continues

Sacramento’s Slowing Home Sales Continues

The Sacramento home sales market has gone into winter hibernation, according to new data from Core Logic. And there is an uneasiness about whether the market will return to its previous strength in the Spring. Todd Bird’s thoughts on Northern California’s...
U.S. Foreclosure Activity Down Nationally; Up Locally

U.S. Foreclosure Activity Down Nationally; Up Locally

According to ATTOM Data Solutions – a real estate tracking service, there were a total of 66-thousand U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in October 2018. That is up 21% from an all-time low last month, but still down almost 5 percent when compared to a year ago....
LESS THAN HALF OF BUYERS PUT 20% DOWN ON A HOME

LESS THAN HALF OF BUYERS PUT 20% DOWN ON A HOME

Saving for a down payment is potentially the biggest hurdle to homeownership among young or first-time home buyers. Putting 20% down on a mortgage allows buyers to avoid mortgage insurance and keep monthly payments lower. Lately, the 20% down payment standard has...
HOME PRICE GAINS SLOWED, INVENTORY ROSE IN NOVEMBER

HOME PRICE GAINS SLOWED, INVENTORY ROSE IN NOVEMBER

U.S. home-sale prices increased 3.3% year over year in November, according to Redfin. In fact, November marked the third straight month of annual home price gains under 4%. The number of home sales fell faster than it has in over two years. The only metro areas that...