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The Strategy of Underpricing Listings: The Price Is Right

March 23, 2016

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November 15, 2017

Many historic homes around the bay area get all decked out for the holidays and invite the public to come for high tea, or special tours. Here are some places you may want to visit this season with out of town guests, or as a special treat to enjoy with local friends a...

November 14, 2017

Rent control is always a hot button topic around the Bay Area, whether you're a renter or a landlord you're apt to keep your eye on how things change with the times. With a housing shortage and UC Berkeley students literally homeless, Berkeley is one of the cities that...

November 8, 2017

Over the past few months there's been a noticeable shift in our local real estate market. Though we continue to have too few homes to satisfy all the buyers out there, inventory isn't flying off the market at the rates we've seen consistently over the past few years. W...

November 2, 2017

No matter what kind of winter weather you get, there are ways to maintain your home so that it keeps you warm through the winter, while minimizing surprise repairs.

Gutters and Downspouts

  • Clean gutters and downspouts frequently throughout fall to prevent build u...

October 10, 2017

Real estate transactions can be stressful. A lot of money is being exchanged for a major asset. The legalities and legalese are thick. Liabilities run deep and long. Emotions are high and strong. Egos scream from puffed chests though thinly veiled emails and texts. Thi...

October 5, 2017

What is a Preemptive offer?

Preemptive offers are when a buyer submits their offer prior to the offer date set by a seller.

Why would a seller opt to accept an offer without exposing their property to the full market? To answer this question we're going to examine what m...

May 23, 2017

It's hard to choose the most important advancement since I became a Realtor back in 2000, but I'd say the advancement of the internet has been paramount and has served as the underlying source for other great advancements like the ease of electronic signatures and MLS...

May 16, 2017

Having worked in both markets, I see certain similarities that can caution where we're going in the next few years if taken out of context and without consideration for the differences between the two markets.

Similarities between the current market and the pre-Great Re...

March 23, 2017

What is the East Bay Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance?

Okay, so this isn't a hidden cost in real estate transactions, but it is one that remains a mystery to many homebuyers, and something most sellers have the luxury of ignoring... at least for the time being. The East...

October 10, 2016

We hear talk of bubbles, especially during increasing markets, but we don't typically know what to look for beyond high prices and a feeding frenzy of buying. 

Bubbles expand, blowing larger and over-inflating the market; we are in more of a constriction as available in...

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