Nestled into a cul-de-sac, walking distance from schools, you'll find a home you'll never have to leave. There's room to grow and time to play. Pool, hot tub, dog run, side yard large enough to park your boat or RV. Northgate High and Foothill Middle are close enough to not have to buy your kiddo a car. :) Not to mention Mt. Diablo walking/hiking and equestrian trails. San Francisco commute from BART is about 38 minutes. This one won't last...
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Our baby birds have flown the coop and bought a home of their own, we retired, and we're ready to hit the open road and see the rest of the United States.
- Elementary School: Walnut Acres Elementary
- Middle School: Foothill Middle
- High School: Northgate High
Electric Provider: PG&EAverage bill: $350Winter bill: $465Summer bill: 330Gas Provider: PG&EAverage bill: $40Winter bill: $180Summer bill: $12
Happy Saturday! I wanted to share a short list of common client misconceptions that I have dealt with this year. It seems that clients are more informed these days, but not always accurately. Are you waiting for their credit score to improve before you buy? Make sure you talk to me about the fastest way to get a credit score up using legal and ethical means. It doesn’t happen overnight, but it doesn’t take more than a month in most cases!
Myth # 1: Disputing a credit report is easy - any consumer can do it themselves. Restoring your own credit is like representing yourself in court; it is possible, but you have to be willing to invest the time to learn the processes, assume the risks of inexperience and realize that it will probably take you much longer. And you will be considerably less effective than a professional.
Myth # 2: The credit bureau allows me to submit my 100-word explanation. Creditors will read my statement and take it into consideration. No known creditors consider the information submitted in your statement. This statement only verifies some of the negative items on your report. The 100-word explanation should never be added, and it should be the first thing deleted from your credit file.
Myth # 3: I can create a totally new credit file by getting a federal tax ID number or changing a few numbers on my social security number. This fraudulent scheme has proven to be complex, difficult and illegal. Lying on a credit application is a criminal offense.
Myth # 4: Closing an account will help your score. If you have been responsible with credit in the past, the chances are that you are likely to continue to be responsible in the future. After all, that is the basic principle behind credit scoring. It rewards behaviors that show moderate and responsible use of credit over time, because those habits are likely to continue. The score also punishes behavior that's not responsible, such as applying for a lot of credit you don't need. Many people with high credit scores find that one of the few marks against them in their reason codes is the number of credit accounts listed on their reports. When they go to get their credit scores, they're told that one of the reasons their score isn't even higher is that they have "too many open accounts." Many then erroneously assume they can fix this problem by closing accounts. But after you've opened the accounts, the damage has been already done.
Myth #5: You don't have to use credit to have a high score. Unfortunately, there are some people who are so suspicious of credit that they advise giving up credit cards and living on a cash-only basis. They acknowledge that most people need mortgages and auto loans, but they feel the best way to impress a lender is by living a credit-free lifestyle. This is unfortunate, because it is just plain wrong. The credit scoring formula is designed to judge how well you handle credit over time. If you have no credit, or you don't at least occasionally use the credit you have, the formula won't have enough information to generate a score for you.
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Across the nation, families are attracted to homes in suburban neighborhoods. These days, however, just being suburban doesn’t necessarily mean a place is a great neighborhood to lay down roots. Danville, CA, however, is a very attractive location for people of all ages to call home.
Danville offers a range of amenities, from its small-town way of life to its access to fantastic nearby big-city amenities. If you’re wondering whether this might be the place for you, explore the neighborhood of Danville, the local amenities, attractions, and the answer to the question, “Is Danville, CA, a good place to live?”
Ask anyone what it’s like living in Danville, CA, and they’ll tell you it’s a small town feel with big city amenities. This is a community who enjoys the best of all worlds. They have a quiet, small-town way of life that allows you to relax and take it slow after a busy work day.
Of course, hand-in-hand with small town living comes a welcoming and close-knit community where everyone knows everyone else. Living in Danville means friendly neighbors who watch out for one another’s well-being, and where character and personality go a long way. People in Danville are happy to welcome new residents, and they take care of each other.
Danville is among the best places to live in California if you’re looking to raise a family. In fact, most of the population of this area are between the ages of five and seventeen years old! Not only will your kids have a lot of others their age with whom to spend time, the range of families in the area mean it’s a very safe place as well. There are great local schools and the crime rate is far below the U.S. average.
Another great feature of this neighborhood is the sheer number of parks and outdoor recreational facilities available to residents. From the historic walking tour available of downtown, to the wealth of community parks, the Dog Park, Mount Diablo, and tons of sports fields, picnic areas and trails for biking or hiking, you’ll never be at a loss for something to do outside.
As if all of the great arts, culture, shopping and fine dining right in the neighborhood aren’t enough, Danville also offers easy access to local big city amenities and nightlife. It’s just minutes away from both Alamo, CA and San Ramon, CA right on interstate 680.
It’s hard to beat living in an area that offers you a nice, quiet and historic place to relax, while being so close to exciting nightlife and all of the entertainment, amenities and opportunities offered by the local city.
Put simply, Danville, CA, is not just a good place to live — it’s a great one. If you’re looking to find the best place for your family, there’s no time like the present to start your search. Elizabeth Russo is an expert Realtor in Danville California, who has years of experience helping people find the home of their dreams. Give a call today to start your search for a new home!
When buying or selling a home, contact Elizabeth Russo, an experienced Danville Realtor.
Cul-de-sac is a French term which literally means “bottom of the sack.” It’s named so for its shape—it’s essentially a dead-end street that instead of simply ending, has a sort of roundabout, just like the bottom of a full bag. Rather than being a true dead-end, it allows ease of entry and exit, as well as a lot of benefits for those looking to buy a new home.
Many home buyers, especially those with families, love homes that reside in these out-of-the-way areas for the many advantages they offer, from quiet living to great lots. In fact, they demand these specific kinds of homes, and may need help finding the best one for their needs. Explore all the reasons why buyers are in love with cul-de-sac homes for sale in Martinez CA, and why a knowledgeable realtor can get you the best deal.View More
Buying a new luxury home should be a fun and exciting time. Unfortunately for many people, it’s also horribly stressful. It doesn’t have to be, however; you can enjoy the search for your next luxury property if you approach it in the right way. After all, this is the time when you get to visit tons of gorgeous homes and pick the very best one that suits all your needs!
It never hurts, however, to have a little expert help in your corner. Read these five tips for luxury house hunting in Walnut Creek California, and turn the stressful search into an exciting journey towards home ownership!
Staging your home, quite simply, is making it look its best to attract the most potential buyers and help land you top dollar for the sale. It’s common wisdom that staging your home properly is key to selling your house quickly and for the best money possible. However, with the information age there are more ways to stage a house than ever before. These can be broken down into two broad categories: traditional staging and virtual staging.
Selling your home is a stressful experience. Not only are you hoping to get as much money as you can for the property, you have to deal with the insecure feelings of dozens of strangers traipsing through the place when you’re not around. We all like to believe that people are generally honest, but all it takes is one bad person to do a lot of financial and emotional harm to you and your possessions.
Following some basic safety tips can help to add a little piece of mind and protect you against burglary during showings of the property. Explore some important anti-theft tips when selling a home in Martinez CA to keep your property and possessions safe from unscrupulous visitors.
Buying a home in today’s market is tough. You want both to be picky and get the home you want, and to have as stress-free and efficient a process as possible. It’s important to have a bit of information to get it right from the very beginning. Explore an ultimate guide to a home purchase timeline for the real estate buyer so you can be sure to avoid serious and costly mistakes in the process.
The process of buying a luxury home is very different than your typical home purchase. It involves specialized marketing techniques, a different means of conducting home viewings and bringing in the best buyers, and a process of auctions to get your home sold at maximum dollar value.
It’s not a process that’s easily navigated by a novice trying to buy a luxury property for the first time, and expert help can go a great distance in getting you through. With that in mind, let’s explore three tips offered by expert realtors and investors for purchasing Walnut Creek luxury homes and walking away with the house of your dreams.