October 2022

Realtor Association Apologizes for Past Discrimination

CAR president Otto Catrina, incoming CAR president Jennifer Branchini and Derrick Luckett (CAR, LinkedIn, Getty) California Association of Realtors, the state’s largest real estate trade group, made a formal apology Oct. 21 on behalf of its predecessor organization, California Real Estate Association’s activism in housing segregation during the 20th century. At a news conference at its offices in Los...

Rising mortgage rates are sending home prices lower

For the first time in a decade, home prices in Southern California are definitively falling. After 10 years of largely uninterrupted gains, home values have turned negative, the result of rising mortgage rates that have squashed demand and caused sales to plummet.The typical Southern California home price is now nearly 6% below the all-time high reached in May, according to data released Wednesday by...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Content Creating for Investors

We are in the age of social media, so how do you use that to your advantage? How do you create a platform that helps you reach your career goals? What content should you create to target your desired audience? Today’s guest, Kerwin Donis, shares how he and his brothers have built the platforms that have helped them partner in over 600 units of apartment syndication deals.The Donis Brothers have a wide...

Real Estate Calculator App: Find a Good Deal

This real estate calculator app is designed to help you find a good deal in no time by browsing the entire US housing market, far and wide. Table of Contents How to Calculate if a House Is a Good Deal for Investment? What’s the Best Real Estate Calculator App for Identifying Potential Investments? Final Tips Before Making an Offer on Your Investment With the incredible advances and upgrades in the...

How to Choose Your Real Estate Investment Strategy

This week’s question comes from Natalie on the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group. Natalie is asking: How did you narrow your focus to determine your strategy? And how do you get good at analyzing real estate deals? This is one of the most-asked questions we receive. When you’re starting as a rookie real estate investor, every strategy seems like a good one. You may hear a guest on the Real Estate...

Will 3D Printed Houses Solve the US Housing Crisis?

Your next property purchase might just be a 3D-printed house. Don’t believe us? With lower housing costs, immediately replaceable/printable parts, and homes that can be built in six months (or less), traditional real estate developers may find themselves in a pinch when trying to compete against these perfect printable properties. With a huge inventory shortage and housing crisis throughout the United...

The Top 9 Contingencies to Consider in Your Offer

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, buying a home is an exciting time in your life — not to mention a little anxiety-inducing. But after touring dozens of homes and finally finding “the house,” you’re ready to make an offer. Before you do, take time to consider all the potential risks and home-buying contingencies that will help protect you as a buyer. Such as being able to back out of your...

Hidden Gems in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city known for its iconic landmarks, breathtaking locations, and delicious food  – The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Painted Ladies, The Buena Vista, Zuni Cafe, and Lombard Street to name a few. But the more you get to know the city, the more there is a lot to uncover. If you’re looking to venture off the beaten path and try something new, we’ve got the list for you. We...

How to Handle Your Apartment Ceiling Leak

A drip coming from your ceiling will catch anyone’s attention right away. You may be going about your day when that unmistakable sound of water droplets hitting your floor rings out.  You look up to notice your kitchen vent or light fixture is slowly pooling water and then steadily pattering down to your floor. Dealing with ceiling leaks in your apartment isn’t easy. It can be even harder to...

Related California to Develop 1st Bishop Ranch Multifamily Project

Bishop Ranch, San Ramon’s 10-million-square-foot office campus, is taking another major step towards becoming a mixed-use community, as Sunset Development has announced that Related California will develop the neighborhood’s first multifamily community following city approval. The complex on Bollinger Canyon Road will designate 15% of the residences as affordable. Over the next decade, Bishop Ranch...

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