U.S. Hiring Slowed Dramatically in April

U.S. Hiring Slowed Dramatically in April

Wage growth came in far below estimates according to Friday’s jobs report. Unemployment inched up in April, breaking the trend of strong jobs reports over the past year.  The silver lining is that this trend is good news for mortgage rates. The U.S. economy added...
Why HELOC Loans are so Popular

Why HELOC Loans are so Popular

Why are most homeowners choosing to access equity in their homes opting for a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) loan?  Primarily because most homeowners currently have an interest rate on their mortgages that is far lower than the current market rate.  A cash-out...
Best Springtime Dinners #3

Best Springtime Dinners #3

Air Fryer Chicken Parmigiana Here is the third installment of our Springtime dinner series.  This is a quick, simple and tasty version of Chicken Parmigiana, (aka Chicken Parmesan), using an air-fryer instead of pan-frying.  Its crispy and loaded with flavor....
The Best Springtime Dinners #2

The Best Springtime Dinners #2

Crunchy Chili Lime Shrimp: This is the second installment of our springtime dinner series.  Quick, family-friendly, and bursting with flavor, this shrimp dish comes together quickly with a flavor-packed sauce and crunchy tortilla chips. Ingredients 2 pounds uncooked...
The Best Springtime Dinners #1

The Best Springtime Dinners #1

This is the first installment of our springtime dinner series.  Springtime brings a delightful array of fresh ingredients, and there are plenty of delicious dinner options to choose from. Here is the first of our popular spring dinner ideas that you can prepare...
78% of Baby Boomers Plan to Age in Place

78% of Baby Boomers Plan to Age in Place

Why are older homeowners planning to stay in their homes as they age? According to a recent survey by Redfin, the majority of baby boomers intend to remain in their current homes as they age. Here are the key findings from the February survey that was completed by...
Burgerflation – The Big Mac Index

Burgerflation – The Big Mac Index

Have you ever heard about the price of a Big Mac hamburger being used to gauge inflation?  The Big Mac was introduced in 1967, at a price of 45 cents. Ahh… The good old days! The Big Mac index tracks the burger’s price across countries and highlights the staggering...
Understanding ADUs

Understanding ADUs

The California Department of Housing and Community Development defines accessory dwelling units (ADU) as an innovative, affordable, effective option for housing in California. ADUs, or Accessory Dwelling Units, are secondary living spaces located on the same property...