I wrote this article and had it published in the "Our Weekly News"  newspaper distributed to Diamond Bar, Walnut  and Chino Hills California.

Real Estate Resolutions 2018!

Here we are at yet another New Year!  Time seems to pass us by so fast!  And as usual at this time of year we sit back and reflect what we accomplished last year and vow to make the New Year 2018 better with our New Year’s Day resolutions! And while you are bound to make at least one resolution, now is the time to start your planning and get a head start at it!  Do not wait a minute longer!

Let’s reflect what I wrote to you about last year:  I informed you on market status and let you know that the prices of sales of homes increased and continued to increase throughout the year.  I let you know that the time was right to buy and/or sell and the benefits to your family.  I also let you know why purchasing a home was best for you and your family instead of renting!  I informed you on what was being done for housing the homeless, and the current housing inventory shortage.  I gave you ideas on buying right, different sources of down payment, and kept you abreast of tax reform and housing legislation.

To start your resolution, reflection is important.  Where you are in life right now and where you want to be.  What do you want to accomplish this year in comparison to last year?  What are your financial goals? Remember, look to your sources for advice and guidance.  No questions are silly questions when you resolve to learn about a process and initiate action.

If you do not want to continue renting and paying those monies to someone else, if you want ownership, or if it helps you in your finances, then start the process of buying.

If you want to make a move, research and find out if moving or downsizing is best for you.

No matter what you resolve to do, or no matter how small a step you take towards that direction, get started!  It can only end up being a benefit to you and your family!

This article was written by Nef Cortez, a licensed Real Estate Broker, Cal BRE # 00560181 since 1976. He can be reached via e-mail at nefcortez@gmail.com. Please feel free to email any questions regarding real estate.