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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?

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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