4 Easy Ways to Pay off Your Mortgage Early

You made it!  You’re a homeowner, you’ve signed the mountains of paperwork, and now you’re entertaining the idea of paying off your mortgage early.  Just the idea of owning a home free and clear brings a sense of super-human power and fulfillment. Whoever you are and wherever you are, you can apply these 4 easy tips to shave years off your mortgage. 1. Make one extra payment a year.  This can sound daunting, but there…

Lamorinda Summer Fun

Beat the blues this summer with some free weekly community events right here in Lamorinda. Whether it’s an outdoor family movie night, weekend farmer’s market, or midweek food trucks and music in the park – there’s something here for everyone. So, mark your calendars, grab your family and friends, and get ready to relax and have some fun while you enjoy these community events. MUSIC: Free outdoor summer concerts have long been an American tradition….

Summer Gardening Tips

Summer is here and that means school is out (Congrats Class of 2018), weekend family BBQs, vacations, and heat!  While we take measures to care for ourselves and our pets, what happens to our precious gardens?  You can safely assume that if it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your garden.  So what do you do?  Fortunately, we’ve put together a list of six gardening tips to help you and your garden beat…

Top Home Renovations

In our last post, we shared an infographic chronicling the top five home renovations to avoid when you are preparing to sell your home. Which begs the question: “now that I know what to avoid, what home renovations should I spend my money and attention on?” To get the highest return on investment, your pre-move repairs should focus on both the appearance of your home and its underlying structure. These days, high ticket updates don’t…

Who is Buying Homes in 2018?

Home buyer demographics change over time, along with neighborhood trends. Are you curious who is buying homes in 2018? Some groups are more actively involved in real estate than others, to be sure. We have the latest details on US home purchase trends: It’s no surprise that 65% of US home buyers in 2017 were married couples, while only 8% were un-wedded couples. And the typical buyer may be a bit older than you expected…