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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?

Zillow’s Inaccurate Zestimates May be Blamed for Zillow’s Own Financial Woes and Cancelling their iBuyer Program

By |November 15th, 2021|

How accurate are Zillow’s Zestimates? As it turns out, Zillow’s CEO seems to have lost faith in his companies own ability to assess home values.

Company founder and CEO Rich Barton added in his report that “we’ve determined the unpredictability in forecasting home prices far exceeds what we anticipated and continuing to scale Zillow Offers […]

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BELMONT HOME VALUES CONTINUE THEIR ASCENT AS SALES DECLINED

By |October 21st, 2021|

It wasn’t just Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos that have shepherded in a new era. Belmont single family homes values have continued their pandemic born steep ascent.

First, the numbers:

Belmont home values continued their astronomical ascent as sales declined in September of 2021. Belmont sales of single family homes fell 9.6% from September of 2020 […]

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The Forbidden Fruit is Thy Neighbor’s Tree

By |July 21st, 2021|

Do you have a neighbor that’s a nuisance? Many do, yet they may be unaware. We’re talking about nuisance trees. Say your neighbor’s tree has limbs over your fence, or the neighboring tree’s roots are damaging your driveway. What can you do about it?

The good news is you do have rights—but they’re limited. You can’t just […]

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Why Cash Can Make or Break A Buyer’s Dreams

By |July 14th, 2021|

Cash Buyers beware—the landscape is changing.

Critical Steps to Financial Planning

By |July 1st, 2021|

Financial planning is an integral part of any successful portfolio.

We don’t pretend to offer financial advice, but we do offer real estate advice and the two often overlap.

For example, every two years a married homeowner filing joint tax returns can sell their primary residence and enjoy the first $500,000 of capital gains tax free. We’d […]

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Housing Market’s Unbearable Heat

By |June 10th, 2021|

The Bay Area housing market is as hot as it’s ever been for sellers, but the real heat is on buyers to get a home as throngs enter the market. It’s no longer race to get a home, it’s a marathon.

Frustrated buyers are using low interest rates which have empowered them to bid higher in […]

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What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You

By |June 2nd, 2021|

Today’s real estate market might seem untenable for buyers. Since the pandemic began, looking at homes is harder, and competition as fierce as it’s ever been.

Homes seem to all be selling with multiple offers for hundreds of thousands of dollars over the seller’s asking price, and the inventory appears paltry.

Home buyers are facing relentless competition […]

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Why Open Houses Were Never Necessary After All

By |May 17th, 2021|

The Corona Virus pandemic changed a lot of things in our lives over the past year. We lost too many loved ones, 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 did […]

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Why Buyers Should Not Fear the Unknown

By |May 15th, 2021|

Fear of the Unknown

We as humans have a natural tendency to fear the unknown. The psychological term for this is “xenophobia.” In modern usage, the word has evolved to mean the fear of strangers or foreigners — but its original meaning is much broader. It includes anything or anyone that’s unfamiliar or unknown.

When we help […]

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