Want to buy a home in a big city? Here’s how much you’ll need to make

Unless you like the heat of Phoenix, buying a home in major metros on the West Coast requires one hefty salary.

Affordability, or lack thereof, continues to put a damper on the housing market in many major metros. HSH.com recently calculated the spec…

10 selling mistakes you can’t afford — for your business’s sake

Most real estate agents already know what to do. They say it all the time. The usual comment is: “I know what to do — I’ve just got to do it.” But they aren’t doing it. So let’s do a success checkup and look at 10 things you shouldn’t do if you want a healthy real estate business …

Save big on beach homes in these affordable ZIPs

Real estate investment management firm HomeUnion released a report highlighting the most affordable (err, bargain-friendly) zip codes to live in if you want to live by a beach. There’s a good chance these spots aren’t coming up TripAdvisor anytime soon…

Podcast: 15 crazy obvious real estate truths we quickly forget: Part 2

We all know that hard work, focus and dedication are key traits to achieving career success in real estate, but as we go through our daily routines, it’s easy to forget the important truths that got us here in the first place …

Podcast: 15 crazy obvious truths we forget too quickly: Part 1

The things that make us successful in real estate are the habits and behaviors that we develop over time to help us perform at a high level. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the big, obvious things staring us right in the face that have helped us become s…

How has San Francisco rent changed since 1980?

With rents rising in cities and states across the U.S., many renters struggle with affordability. In Miami, Los Angeles and Orlando, for example, more than 55 percent of renters were cost-burdened in 2014, spending more than 30 percent of their income …

How Has LA Rent Changed Since 1980?

With rents rising in cities and states across the U.S., many renters struggle with affordability. In Miami, Los Angeles and Orlando, for example, more than 55 percent of renters were cost-burdened in 2014, spending more than 30 percent of their income …

Low-income earners spending disproportionate rate on mortgages, Zillow says

Mortgage rates are nearing all-time lows, but that doesn’t mean everyone can afford to buy, according to a recent Zillow release. The study says low-income earners in the U.S. can expect to devote an average of 22.7 percent of income toward mortgages, compared to high-income earners spending just 11.5 percent of income on mortgages …

Freddie Mac releases San Francisco market indicator

Freddie Mac released it’s monthly Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) last week, measuring housing activity on a national and state scale and providing relative data for the top 100 metro areas in the nation …

Freddie Mac releases Los Angeles market indicator

Freddie Mac released it’s monthly Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) last week, measuring housing activity on a national and state scale and providing relative data for the top 100 metro areas in the nation …