Monthly Archives: May 2015

5 Unexpected Side Benefits of Homeownership

You already know about the tax benefits of buying a home and the long-term financial advantages created by rising home values and bankable equity. But some of the associated benefits of homeownership might surprise you. Click here to read article.

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Minimum Wage in U.S. Cities Not Enough to Afford Rent, Report Says

Around the country, renter households would need to make $19.35 an hour working full time to afford a two-bedroom unit, which is $4 more than the estimated average wage of U.S. workers, according to the report released Tuesday by the … Continue reading

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Around Town: BHHS California Properties Local Awards Luncheon

              Marilyn Simon (Pasadena Manager) & Janice Lee

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The Student Loan Obstacle

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New TransUnion Study Finds Student Loan Impact May Be Overblown

Despite an unprecedented rise in student-loan balances over the past decade, a new TransUnion study found that student loan obligations have not inhibited younger consumers’ ability to access and repay other consumer credit categories such as auto loans and mortgages when compared to … Continue reading

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Around Town

Luminaires Host ‘Affair to Remember’ Benefit             Janice Lee-McMahon & Debra Sadun

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April 2015 Real Estate Activities

        Please click on image to view larger image. Then click on larger image to zoom in. April had only 8 recorded solds, 4 less than last month. The highest sales was $4.228m on Westhaven, while the … Continue reading

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Delightful, Dazzling, and Dignified in Big D: What You Get for $100 Million

The most expensive home in the country, Walnut Place, an architecturally distinct and gloriously pampered private estate in exclusive Dallas’ Preston Hollow, is now listed for $100 million. Click here to read article.

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The Impact of Home Staging

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Easy Paint Projects That Don’t Include Walls

Who says you have to stop with paint on the walls? A can of paint can easily transform a number of areas in your home, turning boring into beautiful. It’s time to have fun with paint, all over your house … Continue reading

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