Jul
13

The results of Fannie Mae’s June 2015 National Housing Survey, were just released showing that more and more homeowners are warming up to the idea that now may be a great time to sell their home. The amount of respondents that stated that now i... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on July 13th, 2015


May
4

Wallick & Volk recognizes the incredible sacrifices made by the men and women who serve our Country in the armed services. It is their commitment, dedication and heroism that allow us to enjoy freedom and peace. At Wallick & Volk, we strive t... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on May 4th, 2015


Apr
30

As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream home. Inventory is still below historic numbers and demand is strong. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for you and your family. Here are five reasons to list you... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on April 30th, 2015


Apr
28

Last month, we reported that billionaire John Paulson believes in the financial advantages of homeownership. He has often repeated: "I think, from an individual perspective, the best deal investment you can make is to buy a primary residence that yo... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on April 28th, 2015


Apr
15

Sometimes taking photos with a small digital camera just doesn't do a property justice, and larger real estate advertising companies don't offer that personal touch.  With Julie's over 20 years of experience as a professional photographer, she k... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on April 15th, 2015


Apr
14

The National Association of Realtors just released their 2015 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey which revealed that vacation home sales boomed in 2014 to above their most recent peak level in 2006. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said favor... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on April 14th, 2015


Apr
8

Matthew Rognlie, from the Department of Economics at MIT, recently released a paper: Deciphering the Fall and Rise in the Net Capital Share. One of the major findings of the report is that homeownership is and has been for the last fifty years a majo... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on April 8th, 2015


Apr
2

In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on April 2nd, 2015


Mar
31

Within the next five years, Baby Boomers are projected to have the largest household growth of any other generation during that same time period, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard. Let’s take a look at why… In ... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on March 31st, 2015


Mar
30

The busy spring real estate season is here. Are you thinking of selling your house? Are you dreading having to deal with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate age... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on March 30th, 2015


Mar
26

 “What do I mean by that”, you might ask. Through my father’s short sight, and much running around calling every bank in California, I learned the truth about creating a living trust and expecting one’s wishes to be carri... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on March 26th, 2015


Mar
24

There are many benefits to homeownership, one of top ones, is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their findings of a s... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on March 24th, 2015


Mar
18

Farmers’ Market season is upon us once again.  It’s hard not to enjoy a great day strolling down the main street of your favorite town and taking in the tastes and smells that surround you, and a little fruit squeezing.  At the ... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on March 18th, 2015


Mar
16

There have been some who have voiced doubt as to whether or not the younger generations still consider buying a home as being part of the “American Dream”. A recent study by Merrill Lynch puts that doubt to rest. According to their r... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on March 16th, 2015


Mar
12

After the housing market bust we experienced across the country in 2008, many experts have been quick to warn that a new bubble may be forming in some areas. One particular example of this is a recent article pointing toward the California Bay Area&r... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on March 12th, 2015


Mar
9

Spring innately brings with it new beginnings.  I’m struck with immediate visions of green hills speckled with mustard (yes, that is yellow mustard out there and is completely edible), baby birds taking flight for the first time, and weddi... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on March 9th, 2015


Mar
4

Depression era glass, glass that you have seen in the form of mason jars, furniture coasters, milky white mugs or orange juicers, could very well have had the silica used in making the glass sourced in the foothills of Mt. Diablo.  A short trip ... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on March 4th, 2015


Feb
24

    Jan 1, 2015 brought with it some dramatic changes.  Whether you’re a business owner or an employee, there are 10 laws that you should be aware of.       Mandatory Paid Sick Leave: The Healthy Workplaces, Heal... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on February 24th, 2015


Feb
4

A recent survey by the PulteGroup revealed that the Millennial generation has a more optimistic outlook regarding the American economy than other generations. According to the survey, 54% of Millennials believe the economy is in better shape today th... Read More

Posted on Matthew Tews Blog on February 4th, 2015


Jan
7

Wallick and Volk is proud to announce that Michael Groff, President & CEO, has been featured as one of the “100 Most Influential Mortgage Executives” in Mortgage Executive Magazine. The magazine compiled the list of their choices for ... Read More

Posted on Danville Branch Blog on January 7th, 2015


Apr
7

Mortgage Lending Leaders and Veteran’s Programs Unite to Honor a Military Hero  Mesa, AZ / April 2, 2014 / The men and women of the United States military make untold sacrifices to serve our nation.  Many of these heroes step courageo... Read More

Posted on Danville Branch Blog on April 7th, 2014


Nov
14

We all know the housing market is hot in the Bay Area, but you can now rest assured it is the "most recovered" housing market nationwide. Home prices in the San Francisco metropolitan area have increased by 52 percent since hitting the most recent lo... Read More

Posted on Danville Branch Blog on November 14th, 2013


Aug
9

Wallick & Volk announced today that they have made a $2,500 donation to the CCAR Scholarship Foundation. The presentation was made during an association meeting.  John Kay, Co-Manager of Wallick & Volk’s Danville Branch, presented ... Read More

Posted on Danville Branch Blog on August 9th, 2013