Alicia and James: Finding possibilities in their home

Alicia and James were looking for a place to put down roots. After losing out on four offers, they toured a California ranch home that seemed “terrible and ugly.” But it had potential. Working with Realm has helped them tap into that potential and create plans for a spacious addition.

Jacob and Lauren: Building for today, investing for tomorrow

Jacob and Lauren found a home with space for their growing family and enough acreage to build an accessory dwelling unit. After red tape thwarted their initial attempt to build a rental property, they turned to Realm to achieve their goals.

Renovate or Wait?

An analysis of current material prices and financing rates concludes that while remodeling is more expensive now than it was last year, trying to time a renovation for both low interest rates and low materials may not be worth the wait or risk, because even a 1% increase in interest rates offsets the savings from waiting for materials prices to drop.