If you’re buying a new home don’t forget to look at the disclosure documents.

When buying a new home one often gets caught up in all the excitement making it easy to overlook some important documents that are meant to protect you from getting something you didn’t pay for. Some important document you should pay close attention to are any disclosures. Disclosure statements, which can come in a variety of forms, are the buyer’s opportunity to learn as much as they can about the property and the seller’s experience in it. Potential seller disclosures […]

Inland Empire housing market news continues to be good.

If you live in or have any connection to the Inland Empire area of Southern California then you are probably aware that the housing market is doing well. For those who have more of an interest in how well the housing market in this area is doing the news is even better. Ever since the so called recovery began a few years ago the Inland Empire has experienced a good come back when compared to other areas of the state. […]

Are you curious about HOAs?

When you are in the market for a new home, one thing you are bound to run into is a listing that come with an HOA (Home Owners Association) as part of the monthly payment. So what is an HOA, and why would you consider paying the extra cost on a monthly basis? Here are some of the benefits along with some of the drawbacks of living in a community with a Home Owners Association. Communities with HOAs have standards […]

German based grocery store chain opens locations in the Inland Empire.

Adding confidence to the idea that the Inland Empire is a fast growing area of Southern California with the potential of huge economic growth, Aldi, a German based grocery store chain has opened several stores in the area. The company known for low prices, entered the local marketplace for the first time Thursday with locations in Fontana, Yucaipa and San Bernardino holding grand openings, along with six other stores in Southern California. In addition a location in and another in […]

Door bell cameras can help keep your home a little safer.

Every day you here about homes being broken into or strange people that ring door bells just to see if some one is home. Also today with more people doing a lot of shopping on line, there are an increasing number of packages being taken off of door steps. Even though you may feel that your neighborhood is safe, you still may have a sense of uneasiness and may wonder if there is anything you can do to feel safer […]

The Metro Gold Line extension is open. What does it mean?

If you’ve read the papers or seen the local news in Southern California lately then you have probably heard of the new Metro Gold Line extension that opened recently. The new 11 mile section which had been under construction since June of 2010 now extends from Pasadena to the city of Azusa. The next phase of construction which is still in the funding stage will eventually extend the line all the way through to Montclair in the Inland empire. For […]

It’s almost spring and still no El Nino?

Southern California was in for “The Godzilla of all Nino’s” according to weather forecasters last year. According to the same forecasters Southern California was supposed get to drenched in torrential rain and experience widespread flooding. So what happened, where is all the rain? The answer is that much of the rain Northern California has received in recent months is not significantly related to El Niño. Most of that precipitation — including this week’s storms hitting San Francisco — is coming […]

Home sales in Southern California were up in 2015

It continues to be good news for the economy in Southern California, and it’s no different as far as the housing market is concerned. The year 2015 which just ended did so on a good note in the real estate business. Home sales increased 10 percent from a year earlier across Southern California in December, the second biggest gain of the year according to one market tracker. I December of 2015 20,890 new and previously owned housed and condominiums change […]

Make your home a little safer by following these tips.

In these days of ever increasing crime rates it is even more important to be aware and at least do the minimum to make your home a little more secure. While it is probably impossible to stop every kind of home intruder, it makes sense to at least make your home a little less vulnerable and maybe convince a thief to move on to an easier target. Here are some tips to help you make your home just a little […]

Is a home inspection a good thing to invest in?

Anyone who has ever purchased or sold a house has probably heard of home inspections. Although not required, a home inspection is often a good idea for primarily the buyer, but it can also prove beneficial to the seller. But what is a home inspection, what does it consist of? A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a […]