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Why Are Millennials Buying Now?

May 21, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Why Are Millennials Buying Now

A recent study of Millennial buyers examined the reasons they are choosing to buy a home at this time.  Here are the results: 1. To Control their Living Space – 93% Many a renter has dreamt of painting their space to reflect their personal style. Some Millennials yearn for a pet they are prohibited from…

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The 2 R’s: Real Estate and Retirement

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Real Estate and Retirement

More and more baby boomers are arriving at retirement age and are facing the question: “To sell or to stay?”.  A wise step to take at this juncture is to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your retirement needs. Below are some of the factors that a National Board of Realtors have suggested: Affordability:…

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Let’s Garden! Spring Has Arrived!

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Let’s Garden Spring Has Arrived

After one of the worst winters in a decade, Californians are looking forward to a warmer, drier Spring.   Warmer weather tends to bring out the farmer or gardener in many of us…but where to begin? I for one love to garden and each week you can find me doing something to make my garden more…

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How To Minimize Your Real Estate Tax Obligations

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How To Minimize Your Real Estate Tax Obligations

“How can you best minimize your tax obligation under the new laws if you plan to purchase a home?”. This was one of the questions addressed in a recent article from House Logic, a National Association of Realtors publication.  It offered some very helpful information regarding tax-savvy home-buying, which is worth sharing because most people…

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What’s New in Home Design for 2019?

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What’s New in Home Design for 2019

A recent article based on the remodeling and design platform, Houzz, forecast some trends to look for in the coming year.  With HGTV shows continuing to capture our imaginations and wallets, we might want to know that we are in step with the design world. Here are some examples of the forecasted changes: Full-height backsplashes…

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Winter Brings Out The Serious Buyers

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Winter Brings Out The Serious Buyers

If someone is out looking for homes in the winter season, it is usually a sign that they mean business.  So how do you, as the Seller, take advantage of this available market? Start by making sure that the exterior of you home is as warm and inviting as the interior.  Bare trees make for…

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Is it Still a Seller’s Market?

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Is it Still a Seller’s Market

Looking at the real estate market today can be very confusing.  Some experts would have you believe that we have left the “Seller’s Market” behind and have skipped right over to a “Buyer’s Market”.  Not so fast! If we examine some of the statistics related to the Bay Area, we find that there remains only…

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Selling Your Home in Today’s Market

Dec 10, 2018 (0) comment , , , , ,

selling home in todays market

It is never a fun adventure to sell your home, especially while you’re still living in it.  And in today’s market, where multiple offers are not the norm they once were, it is even more important to observe some basic rules. Keep your home pristine!  Not just “picked up”, but sparkly clean.  It should look…

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Where Is The Real Estate Market Headed?

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Where Is The Real Estate Market Headed

What’s one to believe about the real estate market today?  There are so many conflicting headlines that even the savviest investor is confused.  Let’s look at some hard statistics which may enable us to come to our own rational conclusions: We know home prices have appreciated year-over-year for the past 76 straight months.  Does this…

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Marble Countertops

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The Good The Bad And The Ugly Of Marble Countertops

When building or remodeling, owners are faced with a myriad of confusing choices, not the least of which is what material to use for their kitchen counters.  Among the many preferred options are: granite, solid surface material, butcher block, concrete, and marble, specifically Carrara marble. Marble is gorgeous both from a distance and up close,…

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