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How to Price a Home in the Bay Area or Gamble and Stand to Lose Everything

By |July 29th, 2022|

What you May Not Know About Pricing a Home

Pricing a home in an uncertain market is much harder than it has been in the past few years, where so long as a home was priced low enough, it would garner multiple offers and be bid up to what the current market could bear.

How This Effects […]

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Real Estate Decreases in Home Values May be Mitigated in 2022

By |July 28th, 2022|

The news may be that the interest rate increases and hits to the stock market have not had the extreme consequences for our local Belmont market as many have predicted.

Housing Market Recedes as Buyers Run for Cover

By |July 18th, 2022|

In the last ten years, it has been very difficult for buyers—especially first-time buyers to enter the Bay Area housing market.

Multiple offers drove home prices up and out of the reach of many would-be homeowners.

In the first quarter of 2022 we saw an unprecedented run up in home values, fueled primarily by buyers wishing to […]

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Why Open Houses May Not Ever Have Been Necessary After All

By |June 29th, 2022|

The Corona Virus pandemic changed a lot of things in our lives over the past year. We lost too many loved ones, and we feared not only strangers but our friends and neighbors.

And we learned a lot. A lot about whom to trust, that we could survive at home with one another 24/7. Some good […]

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Shift in Housing Market Scares Young Buyers Away

By |June 14th, 2022|

The Interest Rate Hike Effect

In Belmont, the sales statistics for May 2022 show that the inventory of homes has grown to one month of inventory, while this past January it stood at .3 months. To help put that into perspective, during the downturn in 2009, the months of available inventory in Belmont sat at 10.

While […]

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Bay Area Housing Market on Precipice of Unpredictable Change

By |April 27th, 2022|

One would think that predicting the seasonal course in our local housing market wouldn’t be that hard, right? What makes people decide whether now is the time to buy or wait on the sidelines? We’re not sure exactly what one thing it is, or if it even is one thing at all. More likely it’s […]

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How to Stop Agents from Behaving Badly at Your Expense

By |March 8th, 2022|

If you’re considering selling your home, you’ve probably also been thinking about how to go about finding the right real estate agent to help.

Choosing precisely the right real estate representation makes a bigger difference than you might ever imagine. So where does one begin?

DEFINING A TOP AGENT

REALTORS banter around the term “Top Agent” quite loosely—Top […]

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Fed Interest Rate Hikes and Your Mortgage

By |March 3rd, 2022|

By now you’ve probably heard that interest rates will soon be rising. The media reports simple sound bites such as, “Interest Rates Rise” which is of little help in understanding to which interest rates they are referring—credit card debt, student loan, small business loans or home loans?

Why are the Feds Raising Rates and What will […]

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A LOOK AT 2021 HOUSING AND WHAT LIES AHEAD IN 2022

By |January 31st, 2022|

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past two years, you’ve no doubt heard that home values climbed their assent into the stratosphere.

But as local agents for over 25 years, even we have a hard time wrapping our heads around the staggering numbers.

You may have also heard that there’s “no inventory”. Well, that’s not […]

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The two prior years have been like a bad roller coaster ride for buyers, but that may all be about to change.

By |December 1st, 2021|

What’s in store for Bay Area housing demand and values?