Archive for April, 2015

Out of Area Sellers

Did you know that you don’t have to be here to sell here?  With the age of the internet and technology it is easier than ever to sell your home from afar.  Sometimes I never even meet the seller face-to-face. Texting, email, e-signatures, and skype have all made it so easy to communicate that it […]

Buying vs. Renting – is it worth it?

So assuming that it’s a good time to buy, that buying is a good investment in the long run (even if there is a downturn, there will be a recovery), what is the trade off between buying and renting? Are there benefits to buying? You probably already know the answer but the general consensus is […]

What is this Crazy Market Going to Do?!?!?

Struggling to buy in today’s market, buyers, new and experienced alike are beginning to ask really big questions about jumping into such a competitive market knowing that they will most likely be “house rich but cash poor”, that they may not be able to afford the taxes the first few years and eat ramen to […]

Bay Area Takes Top 3 Spots for Worst Place to Rent

We already know that the Bay Area is already a difficult market to buy in, but did you know that it is also becoming increasingly difficult to rent in as well?  I am constantly shocked to hear how much our buyer clients are paying in rent, which also explains why they are seeking out a […]

Rethinking Your Stairs

Stairs.  One of a flight or series of steps for going from one level to another, as in a building.  A collective of steps.  A series or flight of steps. Many homes in our area feature gorgeous, wooden stairs, complete with wooden balusters and handrails.  Many feature large, stately posts while others are lined in classic wainscoting.  Some […]

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