Moving to Another City? The Straight Talk on Taxes – Here a Look at 10 LGBTQ Friendly Cities.
In many ways, moving to a new house in new location is an exciting and momentous event. It often signifies the start of a new chapter, the next adventure, and a world of new possibilities and opportunities to discover. While there are many wonderful things about moving once you’ve finally made your decision about where to go and why, there are also plenty of factors to consider prior to making that decision. Sometimes, when people decide to move, it is […]
A Coast-to-Coast Look at the Impact of the Coronavirus on the Housing Market
Over the course of the last few months, life for many, all over the world, has changed significantly and suddenly. On the list of things we expected for 2020, many of us probably wouldn’t have put “worldwide pandemic” on our list – but one truth about life is that we can often expect the unexpected. The Coronavirus has caused a shift to a new normal in many aspects of our lives – and the housing market is no exception. Prior […]
Will Airbnb Units Rescue the Housing Shortage Across America?
I live in a beautiful single level condominium in Palm Springs, CA – It’s Paradise. In late February a unit across the green belt from me sold for a record price. At first I was a little stunned, because it was a mediocre fix-and-flip, and then came the “Seasonal Rental” sign, “oh, an investor” I thought, followed shortly by Coronavirus/Covid-19. I obviously felt bad for the new owner who had purchased not just the unit itself, but window coverings, towels, […]
The Advantage Today of Owning a Single-Family Home
Life is unpredictable, as anyone who has lived for any length of time probably knows pretty well. Sometimes, even when things seem to be at their best and going smoothly, out of the blue, life throws us a curveball. Certainly, many of us probably feel like that right now, as we find ourselves in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic. Without question, COVID-19 has changed life as most of us know it, at least for the foreseeable future. We have […]
The “New Normal” in Residential Real Estate – Home Buying 101
Needless to say the coronavirus has had devastating effects on individuals and families across the country, the stories and images are heartbreaking. All of us have been personally affected in one way or another – as I write this article my Uncle Bruce is receiving hospice care in Denver, CO after contracting Covid-19 at his memory care facility. As the White House came out yesterday with a recommended path forward for the states around the country, I thought it would […]
Amid Coronavirus – Getting Your Home Ready to Sell
Sometimes, we can make our best plans in life – and life simply plans otherwise. We can think that we will take one path, and suddenly, we’re forced to take a detour. At the time of this writing, COVID-19 has created exactly that situation for many, many people across the country. Life, as we know it, seems to be on “pause” in many ways. Although this unprecedented new reality in which we find ourselves is necessary, it can also be […]
Buying in the Gayborhood? There are Financial Benefits of Home Ownership.
For most people, buying a home is a very important and momentous decision in life. Often, when people think about purchasing a home, the things that excite them most are intangible things – things like having a place of their very own to make memories and share life’s moments, big and small, getting to know new friends and neighbors, and enjoying all that the community has to offer. And without question – these are the things that truly make a […]
Uncharted Waters – Selling a Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In our country, and across the world, we find ourselves in an uncertain, and unprecedented time. In one way or another, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives. It has changed our schedules, our routines, and our social interactions – and even more significantly, it may have impacted our job, our loved ones, or our health. Without question, these are concerns that demand our immediate attention – and to address them we must work together and rely upon […]
Five Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Second Home
Without question, buying your first home is a momentous occasion. It’s a huge milestone in most people’s lives. It’s exciting. It’s wonderful. And if we’re being honest, it can also be a little intimidating. After all there’s a lot to learn. By the time you’re considering buying a second home, chances are that you’re at a different place in your life. You probably feel more prepared, more knowledgeable, and less anxious – and understandably so. Certainly, when you buy your […]