Decision Tools

Should you rent or should you buy?  Many factors come into play with this decision, especially how long you plan on keeping the property. This tool from realtor.com will help you see the potential finances compared with owning versus renting. Keep in mind that a financial comparison is just one of many factors when deciding whether to rent or buy.

What are down payment assistance programs and do you qualify for any? You'll be surprised how many folks are unaware of these federal, state, and local programs are available to help individuals get into homeownership. Some have finite funding, but many others are continuously available. Check them out with the California Down Payment Resource tool.

Be sure to visit this site periodically for updates and new tools!