Wishing you a safe, happy, and spectacular 4th of July!!!!
Since homeownership is an integral part of the country’s economy, the federal government has a stake in the nation’s real estate market. That’s one of the reasons the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers special loan programs to make homeownership possible for more Americans. The FHA loan stands as a prime example of such a program, but like all things federal, is a complicated phenomenon. Today we look closer at this loan and its pros and cons.
What is an FHA Loan?
You can use solar power to heat your home, your water heater, your pool, or to generate electricity. No longer the bulky technology of its first incarnation, modern solar comes from slender panels, in the form of roof shingles or facades. They can be quite elegant, increasing the beauty of a home as well as its energy efficiency.
Myths about Solar
We've got some new tools (and improvments to some of our current tools) that we're really excited about and would like to share with you.
New! Homes I'm Watching:
Enter the addresses of any homes not currently for sale that you’d like to "watch", and we’ll send you weekly market updates about the property and surrounding neighborhood. This is an especially useful tool for home owners who are thinking about selling their home and want to get a feel for their property and neighborhood in the current market.
It’s the first day of summer, though here in the Bay Area, you wouldn’t know it – the weather is overcast and drizzly – but throughout most of the US, temperatures are really heating up. You’ve probably been ready for summer for months, but is your home ready for the heat? Here are some things to think about to prepare your home for the season.
Ah, the Costco shopping list. 4 foot tall bottle of vodka? Check. A 16-pack of muffins the size of a toddler’s head? Check. TVs, tires, mattresses? Check, check, check. But a home mortgage? As of April of this year, you can check that off the list too.