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What Does Proposition 19 Mean for California Sellers?

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What Does Proposition 19 Mean for California Sellers

Passing Prop 19 in November 2020 will have significant consequences for homeowners selling in one county and buying in another.  We witnessed much of this movement in the past few months as families in the bigger cities – such as San Francisco – wanting more space and bigger homes, moved to the suburbs.  As a…

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Where Are the “Spillover Markets” in California?

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Where Are the Spillover Markets in California

It is clear going into 2021 that the last year reshaped house-hunting patterns while driving a whole lot of buying activity.  The notable take-away when examining the areas of greater activity is that much of the action is taking place in locations close to larger metro regions, but with lower prices.  These have been dubbed,…

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Tax Benefits of Home Ownership

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tax benefits of homeownership

  What are the tax benefits of owning a home?  Plenty of California homeowners are asking themselves this question right about now as they prepare to file their taxes.  Let’s look at some of them: Mortgage interest:  This deduction is itemized, so for this to work in your favor, all your itemized deductions need to…

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Where Are All the Houses for Sale?

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In today’s market it is harder than ever to find a home to buy.  Even before the health crisis there was a shortage of homes on the market, but when the stay-at-home order was imposed, many prospective sellers decided to wait which resulted in making a bad situation even worse.  Experts agree that this is…

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Keeping All Your Home Buyers Happy

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While there is no better feeling as a California Realtor than helping a Home buyer find their perfect home, there is also no worse felling than to discover that they are not qualified for the mortgage needed to purchase their dream – after finding it.   That’s where a California Hard Money lender like Sun…

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Why Cash-Out Refinances?

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Why Cash Out Refinances

A recent report in Quarterly Refinance Statistics, which covered refinances through 2020, stated that the dollar amount of cash-out refinances was greater in 2020 than in recent years. In another article published by Freddie Mac a report stated the following: “Americans treated their homes like ATMs last year, withdrawing $157.7billion amid a cash-out refinancing spree…

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Sonoma County Real Estate Snapshot In March

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Q4 2019 Sonoma and Napa Counties Real Estate Reports

Living in Sonoma County has proven to be more difficult over the last year due to the restrictions imposed, however, that has not stopped or slowed down the continued good health in the real estate market here! The following data regarding single-family residences obtained from the county’s MLS will shine a light on just how…

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The California Housing Market: Trends and Forecast 2021

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The California Housing Market Trends and Forecast 2021

There is little doubt that the California housing market forecast is projected to be positive.  CAR conducted a survey and found the following opinions generally held by most of the experts: Buyers, sellers, and agents agreed that home prices will likely remain on their upward trend in the short term. 60% of agents believe that…

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Reasons We Are Not in a Housing Bubble

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Reasons We Are Not in a Housing Bubble

With home values appreciating by 10% in 2020, there has been some speculation that we might be in a housing bubble such as we were a decade ago.  California residents, fear not!  Here are some incredibly significant facts that this time is not like the past: Housing supply is extremely limited:  If supply is low,…

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California Counties Home Prices Continue To Climb

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Bay Area Second Quarter Home Prices

The growth in prices for homes in these major metros has been astonishing compared to last December.  Homeowners who held onto their homes have been rewarded with hefty increases in sold prices.  Still, the supply of pending sales is down.  Let’s look at some of the major metro areas’ statistics: Metro LA:  In December, average…

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