Category: Buying Tips

How to Buy a Home Near the Best East Bay Schools

Of all the neighborhood amenities that can influence a home buyer’s decision, proximity to the best East Bay schools is…

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East Bay Market Report: “This is the fastest I’ve seen a market adjust down”

The Bay Area housing market, long held as one of the nation’s most expensive, cooled dramatically since interest rates and…

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Housing Market Report: Latest Data Confirms Cooling Trend

With the latest East Bay home sales data available, we have a clearer picture of how rising interest rates and recession worries…

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Should I Buy a Vacation Home in California During a Pandemic?

    Update – When we first posted this article in 2020, the vacation home market was going baaa-nanas. Lately, we’ve…

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Buyers or Sellers: Who’s Responsible for Prepping a Home For Wildfire Season?

And why you should find out if a home is in compliance before you close   While Bay Area home…

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Do You Have Home Buyer Burnout? Don’t Give Up! We Know a Secret…

  In this month’s market update, we cover remedies for buyer burnout. Plus: April home sales in your East Bay…

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“Stump the Broker” Ep 2: Can You Back Out of Buying a House After Signing a Contract?

  The following is intended to be general information for real estate licensees only. Because each transaction is different, before applying…

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How to Buy a House in the Bay Area in 2021 – Latest Sales Data Suggests a Frustrating Winter for Homebuyers

  Would it be too dramatic to compare the current real estate market to the Hunger Games? Okay, a slight…

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Leaving California: How to Move 3 Kids, a Dog, Cat, Turtle and the In-Laws to Another State (During a Pandemic)  

  Do you know someone ­– or are you someone – who is leaving California for another state? You’re not…

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Down Payment Assistance: Creative Financing Solutions to Help You Buy a Home

    Let’s face it. Not everyone can be the traditionally perfect candidate for a standard 30-year fixed home loan. Some…

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Prop. 19 Explained: What You Need to Know About the Property Tax Overhaul Before Feb. 16

This article about California’s Prop. 19 is intended to provide general information and is not intended as a substitute for…

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How to Pick the Best Mover in the Bay Area and Avoid Mover Scams

    With brisk local home sales and a record number of Californians leaving the state, the moving business is booming…

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