It’s all over the news. You can’t watch a financial show without seeing the logo. You can’t read a trade magazine without seeing new information about the skyrocketing value. It’s Bitcoin, and it’s the current buzz in the financial...
The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates for the third time this year, a move that shows growing confidence in the state of the economy. The benchmark federal fund rate is moving up a quarter of a point, from...
In a very short time, the Federal Housing Administration, or “FHA,” will stop insuring new mortgages that are issued to homes with PACE and HERO loans. While the PACE program was a well-intentioned system to finance energy-efficiency changes, the...
Inspections and appraisals are important parts of the real estate process. In many cases, they are simply taken for granted; if you’re going to sell a home, you have to have an inspection. However, it is possible to have...
College is expensive. According to data from College Board, a non-profit college information resource, the average cost of attending a public four-year institution is $40,940 a year; if your scholar attends a private four-year institution, be ready to pay...
It’s everyone’s favorite topic! Taxes...with a sprinkling of politics, just to keep you interested! Okay, it may not be exciting, and at times it can be confusing, disheartening, and downright frustrating, but the subject remains important. If you haven’t heard,...
Home prices in the San Diego market are increasing, and it will affect many different elements of local real estate. From sales times to military housing, the price increase will have an effect (both good and bad) on the...
Getting a conventional loan after a foreclosure can be extremely difficult. Getting a jumbo loan, which involves significantly more money, may seem impossible. However, it is possible to get a jumbo loan for the purchase of a large house...
Home prices are on the rise and the federal government is responding. In a press release issued on Nov. 28, 2017, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that they are increasing the conforming loan limits for 2018 baseline...
Construction is a costly business with extremely high investments and razor-thin profit margins. According to an article from Sapling, a financial-information website, the average profit margin for building a single-family home is 3.2%. Industrial buildings, which generally require an...