California is known as the “Golden State” and with good reason! Home to the Gold Rush of 1848 as well as the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, California has always been a greatly desired location to set up a dream home. California is a state for everyone with mountains and forests for nature-lovers and a beautiful west coast for swimmers and surfers. Home values have gone up 0.8% from last year. Housing prices are leveling off and are predicted to drop soon, making this state a terrific opportunity for real estate investors looking to resell for a significant profit. Realtor Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young confirms this prediction in the following statement regarding California real estate, “I think we’re getting close to the peak of the market.” The time is now to take advantage of lucrative deals in California.