Mold has lived with us for centuries. Some molds release toxins, and some don’t. Molds are microorganism that grows in colonies and need a food source, water, optimal temperature, and time to grow. If molds are all around us, how do we inspect and prevent their growth? Mold Inspection Have you walked into a… Continue reading Mold Inspection and Prevention in The Home
When you hear about mold, most people will think of black mold and its toxic effect. People are afraid of it, especially when it is in the house. But what is mold exactly, and why are we afraid of it? What is mold? Mold is a fungus. Another class of fungus is yeast, which we… Continue reading Mold-What is it and What is its Toxicity or Symptoms
The consumer price index is another tool to measure inflation. Rent and ower’s rent cover housing costs are about ⅓ of the CPI. In July, the consumer price index rose 0.5%, below 0.9% from June. Year over year CPI rose 5.4%. With a shortage in the housing supply, bidding wars in the rental markets will… Continue reading Bidding Wars in the Hot Rental Market, Not Reflective on the Consumer Price Index.
Last updated August 12, 2021 Google announced decreasing pay for remote workers. Per Reuters, “employee living in Stanford, Connecticut, an hour from Google’s New York office, would be paid 15% less working from home, but a colleague living in New York would see no cut.” The longer the commute, the higher the pay cut. A… Continue reading Decreasing Remote Employee Pay- Will this Contribute to the Rental Bubble and Housing Crash?
Last updated August 10, 2021 The housing market boomed with the pandemic as more people moved to lower-cost cities, driving up the market in those areas. Per Zillow, the average increase for US homes was about 13%, but in certain cities, like Austin, Texas, it increased by a whopping 30%. In Montana, the price increased… Continue reading Rental Market Skyrocketing
Last updated: 8/7/2021 Have you ever wondered why house buying decreases during the hungry ghost month in Asia? People don’t even move homes during this month. What month is this, you might wonder. The hungry ghost month falls on the 7th month in the lunar calendar. For 2021, it occurs on August 8 and… Continue reading Feng Shui Real Estate: Hungry Ghost Month Taboo
Last updated July 24, 2021 Depending on where you live, you might not have heard about a septic tank. You are used to public water and sewer. You pay your monthly water bill, and that is it. Public water and sewer are available in urban areas. What if you moved to a rural area or… Continue reading What is a Septic Tank? Should You Buy a House with a Septic Tank?
What a crazy year! Since COVID, people are moving away from shared spaces like apartments to single-family homes. People moved away from urban areas to suburbs. As more folks worked from home, the home office became essential. Buyers want office space and a more oversized backyard. Remote work allow employees to move out of… Continue reading The Housing Market is Cooling Off!
Last updated July 21, 2021 Congratulations on paying off your mortgage! This is a huge milestone. Have you ever thought about what you would do after paying off your mortgage? What else do you need to pay now? Are you free and clear? In a sense, you are “free and clear” from… Continue reading You Paid Off Your Mortgage! Now What?
Last updated July 20, 2021 Have you ever wondered what happens after the principal is paid off? What documents will you need? Before we dive deeper into the topic, great job on paying down your mortgage! You are at the final step in paying off the loan. Now, going back to the subject. … Continue reading How to Pay Off Mortgage Early?