Drew & Christine Morgan

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 […]

Care to rate this post?

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 […]

Care to rate this post?

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 […]

Care to rate this post?

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 […]

Care to rate this post?

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?

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 […]

Care to rate this post?

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 […]

Care to rate this post?

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 […]

Care to rate this post?

Why Must we Barbecue on the 4th of July?

By |June 30th, 2021|

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 […]

Care to rate this post?