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What a Difference a Decade Makes!

Feb 04, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

What a Difference a Decade Makes

Just ten years ago, many homeowners were desperately trying to hang on to their homes.  Trying to sell a home was considered a nightmare. Buyers were having a struggle to find a financial institution that would lend them the money to purchase or refinance a home.  Thank heavens that is all behind us! The fundamental…

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Tips To Sell Your House in 2020?

Jan 28, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Tips To Sell Your House in 2020

When you finally decide to sell your home, what mistakes should you consciously avoid in order to have the best outcome? Although you are excited to make new memories in new spaces, you still carry deep sentimental attachments to the house you are leaving behind.  This emotional dichotomy can result in some costly mistakes. So,…

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Should You Sell or Stay When You Retire?

Jan 21, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Should You Sell or Stay When You Retire

One of the major decisions facing the newly retired is what to do with their home.  Some retirees want to downsize so they have fewer maintenance chores, while others can’t imagine living anywhere else.  Still others consider using the equity in their home to buy another smaller home and use their former primary home as…

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Can’t Afford a Professional Stager for Your Home Sale?

Jan 15, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

Can’t Afford a Professional Stager for Your Home Sale

While we have all witnessed the dramatic transformations on HGTV when a home is put on the market, we are pretty sure the price is more than most of us can afford.  So, what can we do to make our listings as attractive as possible without breaking the bank? Here are a couple of tips…

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Looking to Improve Your Home’s Value?

Jan 07, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Looking to Improve Your Home’s Value

Are your toying with the idea of selling or staying in your home?  Whatever you decide, increasing the value of your home is a win-win.  Some improvements you can make will add to the beauty of your home, while others will make it more efficient or more comfortable.  Whether you want to build equity in…

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State of the Market – San Francisco & Peninsula

Dec 17, 2019 (0) comment , , , , ,

State of the Market San Francisco Peninsula

December 2019 Average sale price for a Single Family Home in San Francisco in November 2019 was $1,995,413 vs  October of 2019 – $1,928,523. Average selling PRICE per SQFT $1,033.28. Avg Days on Market 24. Average for Single Family House being Sold in San Francisco in November Listing Price $1,849,328 Listing Price Per Sq. Ft.…

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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

Dec 03, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

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

Nov 13, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

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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