Ready for the appraiser’s appraisal?

John Occhi and Mike Mason Real Estate Columnists Selling your home is an experience like no other. First you get the home ready for sale, and then you hire your real estate agent. Go through the process of pricing your home right for the current market, marketing the property, negotiating an offer… you’re now set […]

Home sales continue to rise, according to realtor report

I recently received some updated statistics showing existing home sales continuing to climb. As most of us know, housing prices were relatively flat from 2008 to 2011, until 2012, when home sales rose by 9.4 percent. This increase is expected to continue this year and next as reported by Gene Wunderlich’s, Government Affairs Directors for […]

Coming year to be positive for real estate industry

Coming year to be positive for real estate industry

In 2012, we saw the continuation of the housing recovery in California with solid sales volume and price increases throughout much of the state. In addition, many were helped via loan modifications and short sales from being underwater on their homes. Several have said that this recovery is artificial. There is no question that government […]