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Selling Your Home in Today’s Market

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It is never a fun adventure to sell your home, especially while you’re still living in it.  And in today’s market, where multiple offers are not the norm they once were, it is even more important to observe some basic rules. Keep your home pristine!  Not just “picked up”, but sparkly clean.  It should look…

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Marble Countertops

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The Good The Bad And The Ugly Of Marble Countertops

When building or remodeling, owners are faced with a myriad of confusing choices, not the least of which is what material to use for their kitchen counters.  Among the many preferred options are: granite, solid surface material, butcher block, concrete, and marble, specifically Carrara marble. Marble is gorgeous both from a distance and up close,…

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To Buy or Not To Buy?: That is the Question

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Although not as existential as Hamlet’s query, this is a life changing decision facing many Californians today. Ultimately, the answer depends on several real-life factors: your finances, your long-term plans and the real estate market in your area.  Some of the questions you might want to ask include: What can you afford? How much do…

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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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