Bryans Blog

Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?

With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is the best option for you and your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of Read More »

Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You

There’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned about the impact on the economy as well. Amidst all this anxiety, anyone with a megaphone – from the mainstream media to a lone blogger – has realized that bad news sells. Unfortunately, Read More »

Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying

More and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused by COVID-19. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research: “A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real Read More »

Equity Gain Growing in Nearly Every State!

Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately, and much of the focus is on whether they’re accelerating too quickly and how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising prices, however, is the impact they have on a homeowner’s equity position. Home equity is defined Read More »

Impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S. Housing Market

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty, including a U.S. stock market correction no one could have seen coming. While much of the news has been about the effect on various markets, let’s also acknowledge the true impact it continues to have on lives and families around the world. With all this uncertainty, how Read More »

SOLD in 10 Days ~ ELEVATED STYLE in the Westside Hills of Santa Barbara!

From statement lighting and luxe finishes to an “opened-up” floor plan, the stunning refresh of this 3BD/2BA home in the Upper Westside Hills brought functionality, cohesion, and an elevated aesthetic. The highlight of the home is the glamorous open chef’s kitchen—a standout social space with a farmhouse sink, Carrera marble backsplash, quartz counters, high-end appliances, Read More »

Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much…

When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial benefits might be even more valuable. In a recent survey, Bank of America asked homeowners: “Does owning a home make you happier than renting?” 93% of the respondents answered yes, Read More »

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different Read More »

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices California Properties ~ Recently Designated a BERKSHIRE ELITE Brokerage Firm ~ REPUTATION MATTERS!

  BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices California Properties – Recently Designated a Berkshire Elite Brokerage – $12 Billion in Sales in 2018 / 10,000 Transactions / Ranked #2 Nationwide & Internationally. Globally for BHHS there are 50,000 Agents / 1450 Offices…..REPUTATION MATTERS!

Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building Wealth

Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned 60 or 61 between 2003 and 2015 for their data set. “Today’s older adults became homeowners at a younger age than today’s young adults. Half the Read More »