Real Estate Tips & Updates

Escrow Timeline: A Guide for California Home Sellers

Escrow Timeline: A Guide for California Home Sellers

Perhaps you’re reading this because you just accepted an offer on your home. If so, congratulations! Or maybe you’re thinking of selling your home and want to learn more about the process. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. So, how long should everything take? Should I refer to an escrow timeline? What happens […]

Employee Spotlight: Evan Smith, Head of Sales

Employee Spotlight: Evan Smith, Head of Sales

We’re real estate agents, programmers, sales specialists, customer supporters, financial analysts, tech superheroes, and more — but we’re also real people. The Home Bay team is made up of many dedicated, talented individuals with interesting stories to tell. In our Employee Spotlight series, we’ll feature these people, tell you some interesting bits about them, and […]

California Real Estate Market Trends & Statistics

California Real Estate Market Trends & Statistics

We’ve just entered the fourth quarter of 2018, which means home buyers and sellers are looking forward at the year ahead. Many of whom are wondering: Will home prices continue to rise, level off, or drop next year? Will 2019 be a buyers’ or sellers’ market? What will happen to mortgage rates? One of the best […]

Employee Spotlight: Ryan Prazen, Director of Customer Success

Employee Spotlight: Ryan Prazen, Director of Customer Success

We’re real estate agents, programmers, sales specialists, customer supporters, financial analysts, tech superheroes, and more — but we’re also real people. The Home Bay team is made up of many dedicated, talented individuals with interesting stories to tell. In our Employee Spotlight series, we’ll feature these people, tell you some interesting bits about them, and […]

Watch – Pro Skaters Soar with Home Bay

Watch – Pro Skaters Soar with Home Bay

Pro Skater – Tony Hawk and friends help spread the word that there’s a better way to buy and sell real estate. Tony Hawk and Friends Discover a New Trick Launching massive Judo airs and carving in a concrete replica of the famous Whittier Clover Bowl tucked away in a backyard in Malibu, California, Tony […]

When is the Best Time to Sell Your House?

When is the Best Time to Sell Your House?

The ideal time to sell your house is when you are ready to sell. But savvy sellers know to target prime seasons when buyers are the most active. While seasonality trends are influenced by ZIP codes and time zones, June is a month of peak buyer activity across most US markets. With warming weather and […]

3 Reasons Real Estate Commissions Are Controversial

3 Reasons Real Estate Commissions Are Controversial

When you sell a home, you’re responsible for paying both the buyer agent commission and the seller or listing agent commission. If both you and your buyer use a traditional agent, that means you’ll be paying 6% of your final sale price to an agent! Not surprisingly, both buyers and sellers are becoming resistant to the […]

DIY Homeowner: 7 Must Have Tools You Need Now

DIY Homeowner: 7 Must Have Tools You Need Now

Even if your home is “move-in ready,” you’re still going to have to take on home improvement projects here and there. There are a few must-have tools you’ll want to pick up — especially if you’re a first-time homeowner! Keep reading to learn about seven essential tools you’ll want to add to your toolbox.