We’re Influencing California State Legislation and Housing Affordability
It’s all about housing affordability in California. We along with 2,498 fellow REALTORS® ascended upon our state capital, to discuss our clients needs to improve the home buying and selling landscape for all our neighborhoods. It get’s down to affordability.
The Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® Senior Staff, Committee representatives along with a few local, hand picked REALTORS® headed the legislative and lobbying initiative to the steps of our states capital. We were blessed to be chosen as your local representatives.
As it stands, California requires 180,000 new home starts per year to manage supply and demand. Today, we have less than 90,000 starts scheduled. This is one of our primary concerns on our push for legislation.
The high cost to a builder in California hit home for us in Upland, Claremont, Pomona, Glendora and surrounding neighborhoods. What was revealed is the builders fees of upwards of $120,000.00 “per door” before a shovel hits the ground. These fees are associated with exorbitant legislative regulations imposed on new home builders. This bureaucracy is out of control.
Riverside Press Enterprise Editor, Richard K. De Atley wrote of this concern in a recent article Are Inland Empire residents locked out of the housing market? This article asserts the concerns that we hear from our buyers daily as their REALTORS®… “homes are too expensive”, “we don’t qualify with our combined income” and “where are the new builds?”. We asserted your concerns with our legislators and pleaded the realities of the housing affordability crisis.
The bills that reach The Governors Desk for signature begin with your needs in our neighborhoods. We are currently in the planning process of bringing local housing affordability initiatives to our valley’s Senators and Assembly persons.
We need you to assist us in influencing these future referendums, please contact us directly @ (909)985-9392.
That headline might be a little aggressive; however, as August 2017’s housing market data begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME TODAY!
As we’ve said before, simply put, homeownership is a form of ‘forced savings.’ Every time you pay your mortgage, you are contributing to your net worth by increasing the equity in your home.
Take advantage of the knowledge of your local REALTORS® professional network to determine how much you can afford.
Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.
It is important to pay attention to how prices are changing in your local market. The location of your home is not the only factor in determining how much it has appreciated over the course of the last year.
Many millennials who rent a home or apartment prior to buying their own homes. They dream of the day that they will be able to paint the walls whatever color they’d like. And, of course, renovate an outdated part of their living space.
Despite some claims that homeownership’s importance to the American Dream is in decline, the report found that the dream of homeownership remains strong.
There are some homeowners who are patiently waiting to get the price they hoped for when they originally listed their houses for sale.
Hiring a real estate professional to buy your dream home, or sell your current house, is one of the most ‘educated’ decisions you can make!
Your children have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom colonial (or a similar type of house). You have two choices to make:
According to Black Knight Financial Service’s Mortgage Monitor Report, 1.5 million Americans have purchased a home with down payments under than 10% over the last 12 months.
The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers. Even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market.
One of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission an agent charges for getting their house on the market and selling it.
When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting their homes sold.
Buyer demand is increasing as the inventory of homes available for sale remains low. If you are thinking about listing your home for sale this year, let’s meet up so I can help you take advantage of current market conditions!
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups
The majority of states in the Midwest and South offer a lower cost of living compared to Northeast and Western states.
Millennials are not the ‘renter’ generation. Millennials purchased a larger percentage (34%) of homes in the U.S.