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May 25, 2018

Interest Rate Impact on Purchasing Your Home in Lafayette, CA

Have you thought about what a 1% change in the mortgage interest rate will do to your house payment or even your overall ability to purchase as much of a home? #Lafayette CA #FridayMotivation

My auntie said, when talking about investments: Never, ever bury your head in the sand like ...

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May 2, 2018

Your Rights: Emotional Support Animal in California

Information on Emotional Support Animals in California

Your Rights: Emotional Support Animal in California

I had a client call and ask, "So, my tenant just walked in with an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) letter, signed by her BFF.  WTF?  Is this demand for real?!" 

Yep!  Not only is it for real, it's ...

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April 29, 2018

M453 vs 1031 Exchange

M453 vs 1031 Exchange

 

When considering a reallocation of your property, you should consider the aftershock of your decision, taxes. It's inevitable, you must help fund the government. Good news is, California's government gives you a few options to protect the equity you've taken so long ...

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April 22, 2018

Sale vs. List Price Ratios in Oakland and Berkeley

Sale vs. List Price Ratios in Oakland and Berkeley

When searching for a home in the Oakland and Berkeley areas, you should keep in mind the list vs sold ratios.  For example, a home that's listed for $900,000 will sell for around $1,062,000 and this ...

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Dec. 12, 2017

ABCs of Real Estate by Zillow

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June 24, 2017

Common Credit Misconceptions by Michael Miller

Common Credit Misconceptions

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 ...

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March 28, 2017

Is Danville, CA, a Good Place to Live? [Realtor’s Review]

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 ...

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March 21, 2017

Why Do Buyers Love Cul-de-Sac Homes for Sale in Martinez?

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 ...

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March 14, 2017

5 Tips for House Hunting in Walnut Creek California

House Hunting in Walnut Creek CaliforniaBuying 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 ...

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March 7, 2017

Traditional vs Virtual Home Staging: Which Works Best?

Virtual home stagingStaging 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 ...

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