Bay Area home renovation in the works? What to know before you begin

Steve Branton / May 3, 2018 / Financial Planning / SF Bay Area

The region around San Francisco is one of the highest-priced home markets in the world, and it costs more to renovate here, too. However, your renovations can also have a much higher payoff when it’s time to sell your home.

Renovation can be a wonderful experience that elevates the value of your property and your enjoyment of your home for as long as you’re in it... It can also become a nightmarish drain on your finances that drags on for months or even years.

Of course, as with life, there are no guarantees of success when you decide to renovate or remodel your Bay Area home, but a bit of knowledge and planning will help make the process as smooth and beneficial as possible. 


Understand the Real Costs of Raising Kids in the Bay Area

Steve Branton / Jan 26, 2016 / Financial Planning / Kids and Money / SF Bay Area

As advisors in the Bay Area, we know it really does cost more to raise kids here because we see it firsthand. We work with many high-net-worth clients. These are people who have successful careers, make smart investing decisions and have built themselves healthy nest eggs. Yet many of them still struggle with the high costs of raising a child.