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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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Jeopardizing Multiple Offers

By |April 27th, 2021|

Multiply Offer Mistakes to Avoid

We can all make mistakes at times, some mistakes just carry with them more severe repercussion than others. 

Certain professions come with a higher level of responsibility and accountability than others. Two of obvious professions that come to mind are that of Doctors and Pilots. Mistakes in their field could have catastrophic […]

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Pandemic Sees Surge in Housing Need

By |March 5th, 2021|

All statistics point to strong housing growth 2021 thus far.

An Unpredictable Year of Uncertainty

By |January 22nd, 2021|

After the most tumultuous year we’ve experienced, and perhaps arguably one of the direst years in our nation’s modern history, we take a moment to reflect on home sales from 2020, the results of which were certainly not anticipated.

We’ve said it and seen it before—when there’s uncertainty in the world, homes sales tend to suffer, […]

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