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Real Estate Market Results for San Francisco Peninsula Areas – September 2020

Oct 20, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Real Estate Market Results for San Francisco Peninsula Areas

While there was some slight fluctuation in sales pricing from August to September, asking and sales price were very much in line.  Below is a summary of 6 cities from the Peninsula, that represent the state of the real estate market in these San Francisco bay areas: Menlo Park: Average days on market- 28 Average…

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Have Tax Questions About Selling Your Home?

Sep 29, 2020 (0) comment , , , , ,

Have Tax Questions About Selling Your Home

A recent article posted on Intuit’s Turbo Tax website addressed a series of questions and answers that every property seller should know before engaging in a real estate contract. This is good information to be aware of, thus our sharing.  Providing answers to these questions is “out of bounds” for anyone without the proper legal…

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North Bay Area August Real Estate Report

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North Bay Area August Real Estate Report

And we thought we had seen it all…but, no, there was more!  How about record-breaking heat, more fires, unhealthy air, and a pandemic?  Despite it all, the real estate market in Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties have continued to thrive and even grow! Here are the statistics for single family homes as recently reported in…

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Santa Rosa Sees New Interest from Buyers

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Santa Rosa Sees New Interest from Buyers

Santa Rosa Sees New Interest from Buyers Local Sonoma County Realtor, Jeff Schween, published an article in the Press Democrat on August 16, 2020 summarizing today’s happenings in the Santa Rosa real estate market.  He says we are seeing a shift in affluency from larger metro markets to nearby suburbia.  In the past, buyers looking…

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Wildfires and Sonoma County Real Estate Market

Sep 08, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , , , , ,

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While the fires have no doubt slowed real estate buying & selling activity in the North Bay for the time being, we know from past disaster experiences, that we can expect the market to tighten up.  With more demands for housing already existing within Sonoma County and surrounding regions – and the demands being placed…

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So Many Mortgage Changes…So Many Myths!

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So Many Mortgage Myths

In an excellent article written by Erica Sweeney for Realtor.com, the author lists common myths that she wishes to debunk.  We feel that this article is so on-point with California mortgage market, that we want to share the essence with you. Recent days have brought on changes unheard of in the past, especially in the…

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Not Even the Pandemic Can Keep Home Prices Down

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Not Even the Pandemic Can Keep Home Prices Down

Not just the California real estate market but majority of the US market has surprised even the most knowledgeable experts in the field.  Despite the crippling pandemic, unemployment crisis, a recession, and the looming presidential election, the residential real estate market is staging a surprising rebound. According to realtor.com, the median home price increased by…

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California Homeowners Are in the Driver’s Seat

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California Homeowners Are in the Drivers Seat

If you have been considering a move up or buy your first-time home, consider this the optimal time to make the investment!  While today’s homeowners have been staying in their homes longer, equity has been building, and when equity grows, selling a house becomes increasingly desirable.  This equity can now be applied forward to the…

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California Real Estate Remains Best Long-Term Investment

Aug 11, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

California Real Estate Remains Best Long Term Investment

For the seventh year in a row, Gallup is reporting that more Americans prefer real estate over other long-term investments as a vehicle for wealth growth.  The total numbers align like this:  35% prefer real estate, 21% prefer stocks, 17% CDs/bank accounts, and 16% prefer gold. The Gallup Poll goes on to state: “Americans have…

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Are California Buyers Still in Bidding Wars?

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Are California Buyers Still in Bidding Wars

Because of the lack of inventory that still exists in California real estate markets, sellers remain in the driver’s seat.  At the beginning of the pandemic, in early March, there were many who feared that this recession would trigger a repeat of the 2008 real estate debacle.  By May, the real estate market surprised the…

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