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Critical Steps to Financial Planning

 

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 […]

By |July 1st, 2021|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

Why Must we Barbecue on the 4th of July?

 

Finally, we can get back to the American tradition of having friends and family over for a BBQ—and what better day to do it than on the 4th of July.Traditionally we celebrate our nations’ independence from Great Brittan on this day, and this year we add to that our independence from isolation during the pandemic.You may […]

Housing Market’s Unbearable Heat

 

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 […]

What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You

 

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 […]

By |June 2nd, 2021|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

Why Open Houses Were Never Necessary After All

 

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 […]

By |May 17th, 2021|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

Why Buyers Should Not Fear the Unknown

 

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 […]

By |May 15th, 2021|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

Jeopardizing Multiple Offers

 

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 […]

By |April 27th, 2021|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

Pandemic Sees Surge in Housing Need

All statistics point to strong housing growth 2021 thus far.

An Unpredictable Year of Uncertainty

 

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, […]

WHAT PROPOSITION 19 MEANS FOR YOU, WHETHER YOU OWN A HOME OR NOT…

 

Remember all of those propositions on the November ballot? Number 19 won, and might prove to be your winning number as well…

Some background

Prop. 13 set initial tax assessments on property values beginning in 1978.   

Ad valorem property taxes are currently limited to one percent of a property’s assessed value, plus any voter-approved local taxes such as […]

By |December 2nd, 2020|All about Real Estate|0 Comments