The State of Residential Remodeling

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“A big driver of recent remodeling activity has been solid job gains, but the industry stands to benefit even more over the next year from existing home sales hitting an 8.5 year high at the end of Q2.  Stronger resales benefits remodeling activity, as recent homebuyers typically spend more on home improvements than other homeowners. 

Housing, By the Numbers Part II

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“The ongoing rise in home values in recent years has greatly benefitted homeowners by increasing their household wealth … In the meantime, inequality is growing in America because the downward trend in homeownership rate means these equity gains are going to fewer households.” [Click to read full article]

Important Edition of Consumer Focus

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Are you prepared for a natural disaster should one occur?  Do you know the good, bad, and hidden fees that come along with holding credit card debt?  What about proper savings techniques for your all-important retirement? Do you know what title companies actually do and the services they can provide?  If you are only part

Encouraging Economic Highlights – Week in Review

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For the week ending August 7th, we have some relatively bright economic news.  Personal income rose 0.4% in June after increasing by the same amount in the prior two months.  The CoreLogic Home Price Index increased 1.7% in June from May and 6.5% on a year-over-year basis from June 2014.  The MBA mortgage applications index

The Great Economic Comeback?

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The U.S. economy took some punches earlier this year.  The consensus is that the stage is set for a comeback.  “The second half is going to be better for the economy and market than the first half.” [Read Full Economic Focus Article Here]

Insuring Living Trust

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In the world of busy probate courts and a desire for privacy, the living trust has become a common manner of holding title to real property.  The following may help you understand a few of the requirements of the title insurance industry if title to property is conveyed to the trustee of a living trust.

San Diego Calendar of Events

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August is here!  Check out all of the great events taking place in San Diego this month!  From the Solana Beach Triathlon & Duathlon, to the Stone Anniversary Celebration & Beer Festival, and the San Diego Padres Vs Atlanta Braves series at Petco Park … there are great things happening here all month! For questions