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Simple Ways to Make Your House Smell Like the Holidays

Dec 10, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

Simple Ways to Make Your House Smell Like the Holidays

Several behavioral studies have demonstrated that smells trigger more vivid emotional memories and are better at inducing that feeling of “being brought back in time” than images. Never is that more apparent than during the holiday season.   Winter holidays would not be the same without the warm, cozy scents of the season.  How can you…

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Taking the Fear Out of Home Buying

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Taking the Fear Out of Home Buying

The present state of the real estate market is classified as a “Seller’s Market”.  That alone is enough to frighten any potential home buyer. Add to that a first-time buyer’s anxiety and you have every reason for “buyer’s paralysis”.  It doesn’t need to be that way, though. With a well thought out plan, a trusted…

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Furniture Arrangement Matters

Nov 25, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

Furniture Arrangement Matters

It is important to consider the use of the space when designing furniture placement in a home. Be it staging a house to sell quicker or catch a higher purchase price; How about setting up one’s home for better comfort and entertainment.  Furniture makes the room, but the placement of the furniture matters just as…

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Smart Home Gadgets to Increase Your Rental’s Appeal

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Smart Home Gadgets to Increase Your Rental’s Appeal

If you are looking to upgrade your rental property without spending a fortune, here are some high-to-moderate tech improvements you can implement that can appeal to potential renters:  Smart Door Locks-$200:  These allow the renter to remotely lock and unlock the doors with a mobile app allowing contractors to access the property without a key. …

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What Are Buyers Looking for in Homes Today?

Nov 05, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

What Are Buyers Looking for in Homes Today 1

Sellers are always curious about what features will make their home stand out to possible buyers.  Based on a recent survey conducted by realtor.com, Millennials are more interested in a big backyard than air conditioning.  Other findings included: Updated kitchens with new appliances are more important than updated bathrooms.  Most people surveyed ranked updated kitchens…

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What Happened With San Francisco and the Peninsula Real Estate?

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What Happened With San Francisco and the Peninsula Real Estate

According to one of the recent reports on the real estate market in San Francisco, the average sale price in September for a single-family home was $2,091,655, an increase of $251,312 over August.  The average days on the market was 28. The inventory of properties for sale in San Francisco as of October 5, 2019…

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Landscaping 101: Blunders and Remedies

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Landscaping 101 Blunders and Remedies

Landscaping can be an expensive item on one’s household budget.  Making mistakes can be costly and disappointing. Here is a list of some factors to consider that can assist getting a greater yield on your investment: Improper Plant Placement:  Sunlight and exposure are extremely important to the health of any plant.  You need to be…

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Are Bay Area Real Estate Statistics Fluctuating?

Oct 01, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Are Bay Area Real Estate Statistics Fluctuating

Have you been wondering what happened in the real estate market last month?  Below find some interesting facts regarding average sales prices for single family homes that might either surprise you or confirm your suspicions: San Francisco: $1,840,343.  Down $126,907 from July Menlo Park:  $2,744,629.  Up $159,895 from July Foster City: $1,900,846.  Down $29,862 from…

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How Is The Recession Going To Affect Real Estate & Mortgage Markets?

Sep 24, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

How Is The Recession Going To Affect Real Estate Mortgage Market

Lately, we have been bombarded with the doom-and-gloom messages about the “inevitable” Recession at our doorstep.  As professionals, we have the obligation to inform and educate our clients about the financial climate, and this means giving them the “real scoop” as it affects their investments.   Steve Harney, a spokesman for Keeping Current Matters, delivered a…

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Home Improvement Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Sep 17, 2019 (0) comment , ,

Home Improvement Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Keeping costs down while improving your property is a definite “must”, especially for a rental.  Some of the more cost-effective ways to achieve the best return on your investment may be the following: Paint:  You can change the entire perception of a property with the right paint color choice.  For example, paint can make a…

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