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How To Maximize The Profit From The Sale Of Your Home

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

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 , , , ,

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 , , , ,

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 , , , , ,

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 , , , , , ,

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 , , , , ,

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 , , , , , ,

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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Rescuing a Realtor and His Home Buyer

May 24, 2017 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Santa Rosa, California Bridge Loan A busy Realtor in Sonoma County contacted me to help rescue a frantic client, who was trying to buy a home while her current house was being sold.  The home buyer was having difficulty getting loan approval elsewhere because she didn’t make enough income; however, she did have a free…

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Crystal Ball Reading for Real Estate in 2017

May 17, 2017 (0) comment , , , , ,

According to the most respected real estate prognosticators, California remains one of the safest places to invest your money in 2017.   Several Western urban markets are still “red hot’, and 5 of them are in California.  Realtor.com has predicted that some cities will see sales growth as high as 5-6%. If you are experiencing or…

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Are You Ready To Spring Into Some Real Estate Action?

May 01, 2017 (0) comment , , , , ,

We have all noted and experienced the tightness of the real estate market over the past several months.  But just as a tightly wound spring can leap forward at any moment, the real estate market is preparing to take such a leap.  I’m sure we all want to be ready for the opportunities that lie…

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