Landscape Design: Seven Tips for Beginners

March 6, 2020

Whether your yard just needs new plantings or a complete refresh, redesigning the landscape can be overwhelming. Here are seven must-know landscape design tips for the perfect garden. By Kelly Roberson Updated May 21, 2019 If you’ve never tackled a landscape design before, you might be overwhelmed by all the choices you can make. But, if you think […]


Jumbo Loans Start at Higher Threshold in 2020

March 5, 2020

Conforming loan limits increased to $510,400 for most of the U.S., which means you may be able to avoid the stricter requirements of a jumbo loan.   At NerdWallet, we strive to help you make financial decisions with confidence. To do this, many or all of the products featured here are from our partners. However, this […]


Top Interior Design Trends 2020

March 4, 2020

Looking for the latest interior design trends to inspire your decorating schemes in 2020? Here’s our pick of the top 20, including enduring favourites that are making a return We’ve looked into our crystal ball of future interior design trends to see which will be big in 2020.  How have we gathered this year’s top […]


Greater Oakland-Berkeley, Inner East Bay Real Estate

March 3, 2020

Greater Oakland-Berkeley, Inner East Bay Real Estate    January 2020 Report    ———-   Generally speaking, after years of high appreciation rates, annual 2019 Bay Area median home prices went down a little bit, went up a little bit or basically remained unchanged as compared to 2018. The Inner East Bay house market went up […]


Quote for the Day

March 2, 2020

Life is short so don’t hold back. Forgive like you have amnesia. Believe like a kid, love like crazy, and be yourself.


Jumbo Loan Limit 2020: What You Need to Know

February 28, 2020

Mortgages aren’t one-size-fits-all. For instance, a jumbo loan could fit you like a glove if you’re buying a more expensive home and need to borrow more than the conforming loan limits allow. So, if you’re looking at an upscale property or simply one in an area of the country where the cost of living is […]


Mortgage Loan Limits To Push Even Higher For 2020

February 27, 2020

Mortgage lending limits will increase yet again for 2020 GETTY News from the Federal Housing Financing Authority provides the latest figures for the threshold for non-jumbo mortgages (or “conforming loans”) and the numbers show a significant increase yet again. For 2020, the limit will raise to $510,400 for most areas in the country and $765,600 […]


Kitchen From HGTV Dream Home 2020

February 26, 2020

The spacious open kitchen with floor-to-ceiling cabinets and multi-purpose island includes a navy-blue ceramic tile backsplash in a herringbone pattern that coordinates with the other blue details used in this special coastal retreat. By: Jeannie Matteucci   User-Friendly Space A straightforward layout and tons of storage makes the HGTV Dream Home 2020 kitchen user-friendly, and the […]


Sound Off: What are your predictions for the Bay Area’s real estate market in 2020?

February 25, 2020

Man and woman thinking about housing Photo: takasuu / Getty Images/iStockphoto A: One of the major driving forces of the real estate market in recent years has been exceptionally strong demand with minimal inventory, but the Bay Area real estate market changed in 2019. While we still have a very strong market, inventory has increased over […]


Quote for the Day

February 24, 2020

The World You See Is Created By Where You Put Your Focus. If You Want To See Something Different, Adjust Your Lens.