Ask Brian: Where Have All the Starter Homes Gone?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question from Cora in AL: Hi Brian, my husband and I did some serious house hunting four years ago but couldn’t afford

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4 Things to Check When Looking for the perfect south bay homes

The South Bay refers to the southwest corner of Los Angeles County. It includes fifteen cities and part of LA itself. It also includes several unincorporated areas like Marina Del Rey and the massive Port of Los Angeles. This area is the home of southern California’s aerospace industry and the Los Angeles Air Force Base.

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Ask Brian: How Much Home Can I Realistically Afford?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question from Skylar in Yuma AZ: Good day Brian, I think I’m ready to upgrade to a better home and neighborhood. After

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5 Effective Tips for Selling Homes to Millennials

With Millennials now coming of age in the workforce and baby boomers set to retire, they are said to represent the most rapidly expanding consumer base in the U.S. alone. Yet according to Ballennetwork.com, the generation that came after the Gen X’ers, and who were born between 1980 and 2000, are not an easy sell

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Should You Build or Buy Your First Home?

Getting your first real house is an exciting time in life, even with all the big decisions you need to make. One of the first decisions you might encounter is whether you should build or buy your first home. Both options have their ups and downs, but one of the choices will probably come out

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What to Consider When Buying a Property in a New Area

If you are thinking of moving, you might also be thinking of moving to a completely new town or state. Moving to a new property can be an exciting but stressful experience, but when you are also moving to a new area that you don’t know much about, the move can be even more of

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Starter Homes to Remain Competitive in Falling Market

It’s possible the starter home construction market may see some relief in coming months but change won’t come fast and competition from buyers will remain stiff. The good news is that new construction of starter homes is likely to pick up in coming months as the upscale markets soften. It will be a month or

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Vacasa Reveals Its 2019 Top 25 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home

Vacasa, North America’s largest vacation rental management platform, has launched its second annual Top 25 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home report, highlighting the best U.S. destinations to invest in a vacation rental property.  According to a 2019 study conducted by Vacasa, 65% of people actively in the market to purchase a vacation home

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Homeowners Beware! Know the Hidden Costs of Homeownership

Homeowners often find out that being one comes with a lot of responsibilities, especially financial ones. Any property, whether new or old, requires you to spend on repairs and maintenance every year. Experts estimate that your home will cost you between 2 to 4% of your total home value every year in maintenance costs. For instance,

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Zillow: ‘Gayborhood’ homes come at a premium

In most major cities in the United States, homes in gayborhoods are worth more than the typical home – in some cases several times more. To identify gayborhoods across the country ahead of Pride Month, Zillow analyzed data from the American Community Survey to find which neighborhoods have the highest share of same-sex couple households

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