Mechanics’ Liens

California Mechanics’ Lien law provides special protection to contractors, subcontractors, laborers and suppliers who furnish labor or material to repair, remodel or build your home. If any of these people are not paid for the services or materials they have provided, you home may be subject to a mechanics’ lien and eventual sale in a …

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12 Simple Home Repair Jobs to Lift You Out of Winter’s Funk

Accomplishments — even little ones — go a long way toward a sunny outlook. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, quick home repair chores you can do when you’re mired in the thick of winter. For max efficiency, make a to-do list ahead of time and shop for all the tools and supplies in one …

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Three ways to buy into high-demand real estate market

You’d think with so many homes for sale, there would be no problem finding one to buy. However, plenty of buyers who would like to buy now to take advantage of low interest rates and prices can’t find the right home. One problem is that the most desirable areas don’t have an oversupply of good …

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Urgency Sells Homes

After the tech bubble burst, people were leery about putting money into the stock market, and instead poured money into housing. It was easy to get financing — too easy, as it turned out. The inventory of homes for sale was low, and demand was high. When the demand is high and supply is low, …

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