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Green Energy Loans: New Bills Introduced to Protect California Borrowers

Two new bills have been recently introduced in California that will protect homeowners with ‘green’ energy improvements on their properties that have been financed through the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan program.

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7 Reasons to Add Mulch to Your Landscaping

You might have a beautiful home, but adding landscaping to its exterior can dramatically improve its esthetics. Not only that, landscaping can significantly boost the value of your home as well.

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Moved For Your Job? You Can Deduct Certain Moving Expenses

The process of buying and selling is certainly an expensive one, so anything you can do to save a buck or two would be a welcomed proposition. The good news is, you might be able to save a little of money by deducting some of your moving expenses if you’ve relocated because of a change in job. However, there are certain criteria that need to be met in order to qualify for such deductions come tax time.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 9 Reasons Why Closings Are Delayed in Real Estate

In the majority of cases, real estate closings happen on time as per the scheduled date. However, there are times when such closings may be delayed for any number of reasons.

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6 Home Repairs That You Shouldn’t Put Off

Issues with homes are bound to pop up no matter how well you care for your home. Some issues are minor, while others can actually make the home be dangerous to be in. It’s not uncommon to procrastinate on certain repairs, but others definitely need to be dealt with sooner rather than later, including the following.

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FHA-Backed HECM Reverse Mortgages 101

Imagine being mortgage-free or having access to tax-free money that can be used to cover any one of life’s major expenses? For eligible American homeowners aged 62 years or older, this can be a reality thanks to Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM’s). Backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), these reverse mortgage programs enable seniors to take out some of the equity in their homes and even choose how they withdraw the money.

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Types of Inspections a Property May Need Besides the Typical Home Inspection

A home inspection is one of the most common contingencies to be included in a real estate contract. Even if a home is only a couple of years old, anything can happen, which is why it’s important to take the opportunity to have the home inspected before your purchase agreement goes firm.

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INFOGRAPHIC: C.A.R.’s January Sales Report

The real estate market in California started off strong this year with higher sales from December. Sales increases in January were likely the result of an increase in interest rates since the Presidential election, prompting buyers to get into the market before rates climb even higher.

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How Do Capital Gains Taxes Work When Selling Real Estate?

Depending on the circumstances surrounding the sale of your property, you could wind up having to pay capital gains taxes to Uncle Sam come tax time.

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7 Things to Consider Before Buying an Airbnb Investment

There are a number of ways to build wealth and earn a sizeable income by investing in real estate. Investors have long been profiting from real estate investments, whether it’s from fixing and flipping, buying and holding, renting, and so forth.

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