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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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7 Useful Things You Might Not Know About

Sep 10, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

7 Useful Things You Might Not Know About

Arrow by your gas gauge:  Next to the gas gauge of nearly every car that’s been manufactured since 2010, there is an arrow that either points to the left or the right. A lot of people might never have noticed it, but it identifies the side of the car where you will find your gas…

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The Housing Market In The Next Economic Slowdown

Sep 04, 2019 (0) comment

The Housing Market In The Next Economic Slowdown

Recent reports seem to hint at the dreaded economic “Big R” [Recession].  According to the 2019 Zillow Home Price Expectations Surve, released June 5, 50% of the surveyed economists, investment strategists and housing market analysts believe the next recession will begin in 2020, with 19% predicting it will begin in the third quarter.  When asked…

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No Surprise! Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

Aug 27, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

No Surprise Pet Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

In a recent study, it was reported that $72 billion (with a “b”) was spent on pets in the U.S. in 2018.  This statistic makes it easier to understand that when someone buys a home, they are considering the needs of their whole family, and that includes the family pet(s).  89% of pet owners say…

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How Effective Are Your Negotiating Skills?

Aug 20, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , ,

How Effective Are Your Negotiating Skills

There is no better way to secure your effectiveness as a negotiator than by truly being the guy in the “white hat”.  To distinguish yourself from the “black hats”, you must communicate your honesty and integrity to potential clients. You prove your dependability by quickly returning phone calls, turning around paperwork in a timely manner,…

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Tips To Get Your Home Purchase Offer Accepted

Aug 13, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

Tips To Get Your Home Purchase Offer Accepted

Real estate availability may be loosening up, but if you encounter a good buy and want to strengthen your chances of snagging it, here are some tried-and-true tips to remember when presenting your offer: Increase Your Budget:  First-time buyers may be looking in a lower price range, which is one of the most competitive markets. …

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Accessory Dwelling Units: Do Your Homework First!

Aug 06, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Accessory Dwelling Units Do Your Homework First

The housing crisis, especially in California, has worsened over the past decade.  There is a report that states California is short three million housing units. This accounts for the additional pressure on home and rent prices.  To alleviate this disparity some cities are reducing the red tape required to build these attached or detached structures…

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Bay Area Second Quarter Home Prices

Jul 30, 2019 (0) comment

Bay Area Second Quarter Home Prices

Except for San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, home prices in the Bay Area remained relatively flat according to data provided by local Multiple Listing Services.  Year-over-year prices flatlined across the Bay Area, except in Santa Clara and Sonoma Counties where prices retracted. All four of these counties, however, have reached historically high real estate…

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Multigenerational Homes Are in Greater Demand

Jul 02, 2019 (0) comment

Multigenerational Homes Are in Greater Demand

In 2018 the Pew Research Center released a report showing that almost 1 in every 5 Americans lives in a multigenerational home.  In fact, the numbers of two or more adult family members living under the same roof increased from 26.8 million in 1960 to 64 million in 2016.  Why the increase in this type…

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Downsizing Can Be Stressful

Jun 28, 2019 (0) comment , , , , ,

Downsizing Can Be Stressful

Last year a survey conducted by Trulia reported that 60% of Americans living in homes over 2000 square feet, reported that they would prefer a smaller home for their next move.  Such a move can prove to be financially and mentally a positive experience, while the actual process can be exhausting.   The following tips were…

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