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What’s Driving The Housing Shortage?

We’ve said it before that technology is changing the dynamic of every single industry and real estate is not exempt from this trend; but when you really look around trends everywhere are changing. Sometimes we believe things will reverse and return to normal (i.e. inventory will increase after the Super Bowl or when the weather…

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Going back 50+ years a majority of our parents and grandparents bought homes with the sole intentions of living there, raising a family and paying off a mortgage. Now, investing in a home’s resale value is a topic most everyone thinks about, especially when it’s your first home. Joe looks back at real estate’s transition…

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It’s been a while but our lengthy sellers market has swung back to a purchase market. After such a long stretch where they didn’t have much power, it’s easy for buyers to be misinformed about all the products available to them. Today, Host Joe Cucchiara reviews 30 year fixed alternatives now that rates have risen.…

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Wanting to buy a secondary property is fairly common around the Bay Area. Moving up while keeping your current home can have some serious benefits, but is it always a smart move? Today Joe walks us through considerations to be addressed before buying that second home such as breaking down what your financial situation could…

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Home ownership is pretty great. You build equity, communities are built, there are tax benefits and oh yeah, you own a house! But what about the economy? Today Joe looks at forgotten benefits of home ownership such as higher involvement in voluntary organizations. Later on Joe will also cover reasons why consulting your financial planner…

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