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Why Should I Sell My Home This Fall?

Oct 09, 2018 (0) comment , , , ,

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There are probably a myriad of reasons to sell this Fall, but let’s look at just a few: For starters, Buyer demand is still strong.  While the mad, competitive scene has waned (thankfully!), last month listings averaged only 29 days on the market according to NAR.  Although the housing inventory is still less than 6…

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How To Significantly Increase The Value of Your Rental Property

Sep 27, 2018 (0) comment , , , , ,

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One of the best ways to insure the value of your rental property and increase your cash flow is to maintain and manage it well.  As a landlord you should be vigilant that your property does not depreciate because of your inattentiveness. Markets may fluctuate, and while this is something you don’t have particular control…

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Why Should I Buy Today Instead of Waiting?

Aug 22, 2018 (0) comment , , , , , ,

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Today most industry leaders would agree that waiting for home prices to drop significantly before buying property is very unwise.  The latest reports anticipate at least a 5.2% increase over last year’s 7% increase in property values. Besides anticipating a jump in market pricing, another reason to make your move now is the inevitable interest…

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How To Maximize The Profit From The Sale Of Your Home

Apr 10, 2018 (0) comment , , , , , ,

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Selling your home can prove to be either a smooth or bumpy process with varying rewards.  Two keys to ensure that your efforts yield the highest price possible are: Price it a little low:  Statistically, it has been proven that property priced below Market Value encourages significantly more interest and higher selling prices than those…

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California’s State of the Real Estate Market

Mar 20, 2018 (0) comment , , , ,

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The California Association of Realtors (CAR) recently published a report on “The State of the Real Estate Market”.  Some of the more interesting facts included the following: Price per square foot was $257, down 3.3% from December, but up 5.9% YTD Inventory at the lowest level since June 2004 with supply constraints crossing all price…

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Make Your Dream A Reality in 2018

Feb 14, 2018 (0) comment , , , ,

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Owning your own home doesn’t need to be a fairy tale or a figment of your imagination.  2018 can be the year you make it happen by simply dispelling some commonly held homebuying myths regarding age and first-time home buyers.   According to realtor.com, 65% of all surveyed homebuyers were first-time buyers and 40% of…

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How To Say Goodbye To Your Home

Nov 21, 2017 (0) comment , , , , ,

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Since the Sonoma and Napa fires we have been forced to think about saying “Goodbye” to many things, not the least of which is our home.  Those who are fortunate enough to sell their home to a willing buyer, may also experience a great sense of loss.   Our home is the place where we find…

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How Much Do Utility Bills Add to Bay Area Homeownership Costs?

Aug 08, 2017 (0) comment , , , , , ,

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Last month a Pacific Union Blog ran an eye-opening article on what the cost of utility bills added to homeownership in the Bay Area.  Surprisingly, the Bay Area’s utilities impacted the cost of owning a home far less on a percentage-point basis compared with the rest of the U.S! You’re probably saying, “That’s not my…

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Increase The Value Of Your Home

Jun 14, 2017 (0) comment , , , , ,

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In a recent article published by The Pacific Union, there are some interesting statistics on the home remodeling dollars being spent in the Bay Area. It appears that it is at an all-time high. With housing inventory in shorter supply, many homeowners are opting to improve their present homes instead of risking selling and not…

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Is 2017 The Year Of Real Estate Investing?

May 30, 2017 (0) comment , , , , , ,

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Recently a chief economist for Fannie Mae, Douglas Duncan, told a group of financial professionals he sees no recession in sight.  His group forecasts the economy will grow by a conservative 2% this year.  But, he added, “Frankly, from a housing perspective, I think there will be a strong growth.” Mr. Douglas is particularly optimistic…

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