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Maximizing Your Home Sale: The Power of Strategy

Diablo Gazette May 2024Maximizing Your Home Sale: The Power of Strategy  Selling a HomeSounds easy right?  Nothing to it!  Just put the property on MLS and it sells itself&hellip

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Compromises Buyers Will Make to Reach Homeownership

Diablo Gazette June 2024Compromises Buyers Will Make to Reach HomeownershipA recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey on housing preferences asked home buyers about which specific

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A little about The Elephant in the room “commission” lawsuit you may have heard about in the news

Diablo Gazette April 2024The Right MOVE --- A little about The Elephant in the room “commission” lawsuit you may have heard about in the news.  In one aspect of the complex

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Get Yourself Market Ready

Diablo Gazette March 2024Get Yourself Market ReadyEvery home seller is unique and so are their goals. A majority of folks over 57 years of age are downsizing, while a majority under 57 are upsizing.

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Dropping Rates: What Will the 2024 Real Estate Market Look Like?

Diablo Gazette February 2024Dropping Rates: What Will the 2024 Real Estate Market Look Like?From last year to this year, average home prices in Concord are up 1.6%. In Clayton, they rose four.

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Proposition 19 Preserves Tax Base for Up to Three Moves

Diablo Gazette January 2024Proposition 19 Preserves Tax Base for Up to Three MovesFor those over 55 years of age, Proposition 19 offers good news. You can move your property tax base to your new

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Let’s Save Some Money and Have Some Fun with Our Savings

Diablo Gazette November 2023Let’s Save Some Money and Have Some Fun with Our SavingsPROP 19: It was something for those over 55’ers and those that love them. While there are fewer

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Three Reasons to Sell Your House Before the New Year

Diablo Gazette December 2023Three Reasons to Sell Your House Before the New YearAs the year winds down, you may have decided it is time to make a move and put your house on the market. But should

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Buyers, Is It Your Time?

Diablo Gazette Oct 2023Buyers, Is It Your Time?Here we go into Fall. The last quarter of the year has begun with a bonus in that the Feds did not raise the interest rates this last go around. In,

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Follow this Advice to Successfully Close in a Crazy Housing Market

Diablo Gazette September 2023Follow this Advice to Successfully Close in a Crazy Housing MarketThe housing market is crazy. With a shortage of homes on the market, how can we ever buy (or should I

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Don’t Fall for the Next Shocking Headlines About Home Prices

Diabo Gazette August 2023Don’t Fall for the Next Shocking Headlines About Home Prices If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, one of the biggest questions you have right now is

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Saving for a Down Payment?

Diablo Gazette July 2023Saving for a Down Payment? Here’s What You Need To Know If you are planning to buy your first home, then you are probably focused on saving for all the costs involved

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How is The Real Estate Market?

Diablo Gazette June 2023How is the Real Estate Market?This is the question that more Realtors are asked every single day. Two sources for national real estate news are the National Association of

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Staging, the Ultimate Repurposing

Diablo Gazette May 2023Staging, the Ultimate Repurposing In the last year, 52% of sellers and 39% of home buyers were baby boomers. They are on the move more than any other generation. What are they

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How to Save Equity to Reinvest When Selling an Investment Property

Diablo Gazette April 2023How to Save Equity to Reinvest When Selling an Investment Property If you own an investment property, rented out for income, and would like to sell it, consider a 1031 tax

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The Right Move - Your Realtor is Key to Protecting Your Private Property Rights

Diablo Gazette March 2023The Right Move - Your Realtor is Key to Protecting Your Private Property RightsWhat can your Realtor do for you?  A little-known fact to the public is a well-known fact

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PREAPPROVAL for a LOAN can help get your offer accepted

Diablo Gazette February 2023 PREAPPROVAL for a LOAN can help get your offer accepted.  Last month we spoke about how to use Gift Funds when purchasing a home.  A large percentage of buyers

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Buy Now? Will Gift Funds help?

Diablo Gazette January 2023 Buy Now?  Will Gift Funds help?  The housing market is always changing, so it can be hard to determine exactly when to buy — and when to wait it out or

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Good News, Bad News, or Just Real Estate News?

Diablo Gazette December 2022Good News, Bad News, or Just Real Estate News?According to Inman News, mortgage originations are up for the last three weeks in November as interest rates are easing a.

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Sellers Must Check Market Reality

Diablo Gazette November 2022Sellers Must Check Market RealityFor many years, sellers’ expectations have been that they would go on the market, entertain multiple offers in days or, at the most

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Selling Is Stressful So Plan For It

Diablo Gazette October 2022Selling Is Stressful So Plan For ItSelling is stressful, especially when you are also moving. We are starting to see single-family home prices recede virtually in every

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Are We in a Recession? Three Factors to Consider

Diablo Gazette September 2022Are We in a Recession? Three Factors to ConsiderWhat is happening with interest rates? Mortgage rates lead the market conversation this year, with interest rates peaking

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Pricing Moves the Market

Diablo Gazette August 2022Pricing Moves the MarketWith Interest rates at about 5.5% and rising, will there be any buyers who want to buy? Will this change pricing? Will your home sell? What things

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How's the Market?

Diablo Gazette July 2022How’s the Market?Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. The most asked question for Realtors, and particularly now is, “How’s the market?”

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7 Reasons Every Homebuyer Needs Owner’s Title Insurance

Diablo Gazette June 20227 Reasons Every Homebuyer Needs Owner’s Title InsuranceA client, Vicki, recently asked me if they needed to get Home title Lock (as advertised on the radio where a guy

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Buying a House For the Pets? You Are Not Alone

Diablo Gazette May 2022Buying a House For the Pets? You Are Not AloneThe pandemic has changed how we live in many ways. The boredom and isolation during the pandemic helped us rethink a lot of

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Hmmm, Should I Buy Grandma's House

Diablo Gazette April 2022Hmmm, Should I Buy Grandma’s House?Current demographic trends are causing the real estate and staging industry to adjust their services to remain effective for their

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Proposition 19 Benefits Movers 55 and Over

Diablo Gazette March 2022Proposition 19 Benefits Movers 55 and Over Merriam-Webster says one synonym for Seniors is “Betters.” Hmm, that sounds right, maybe not to our kids, but in a lot

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Gen Z: The Next Generation of Homebuyers are here

Diablo Gazette February 2022Gen Z: The Next Generation of Homebuyers are hereMany members of Generation Z (Gen Z) are aging into adulthood and deciding whether to rent or buy a home. While the

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Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market

Diablo Gazette January 2022Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing MarketAs we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will

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Four Steps to Pain-Free Downsizing or Preparing for a Move

Diablo Gazette December 2021Four Steps to Pain-Free Downsizing or Preparing for a Move One thing is certain, the last few years have taught us to reevaluate how we want to live and work going.

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Is Winter a Good Time to Sell?

Diablo Gazette November 2021Is Winter a Good Time to Sell?Each month, I provide the County real estate statistics. The monthly statistics are showing a bit of a change over the summer months.

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1031 Tax Deferred Exchange

Diablo Gazette October 20211031 Tax Deferred Exchange I like to give information that enhances your real estate knowledge. 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange is a topic of interest to many of my clients.

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This Is NOT a Bubble, Is It?

Diablo Gazette September 2021This Is NOT a Bubble, Is It?While there are many differences from the 2007-2008 real estate bubble, some fear that we are on that path again. The truth is that the

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Real Estate THINGS You Might Not Know

Diablo Gazette August 2021Real Estate THINGS You Might Not KnowHave you heard of Curbio? This home improvements service is available to all Realtors, sellers, and all real estate companies. You

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Handling the Stress of Selling Requires Trusted Teamwork

Diablo Gazette July 2021Handling the Stress of Selling Requires Trusted Teamwork It is a surprise to many sellers when readying their home for sale that they have such strong emotions about some of

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Five Things that Make A Difference When Selling

Diablo Gazette May 2021Five Things that Make A Difference When SellingI cannot stop. Because it matters, because it sells, because you’ll earn more dollars, I can’t stop sharing the

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MANAGE your Household or a Move…

Diablo Gazette May 2021MANAGE your Household or a Move…Even when thinking about a remodel, or replacing carpet or flooring, it entails moving furniture and/or partially moving out of a room

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WHERE is everyone going?

Diablo Gazette April 2021WHERE is everyone going?Everyone has heard there is a shortage of inventory in real estate.  In many cases, this is causing overbidding of not just thousands over

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When is a good time to put your home on the market? Consider this…

Diablo Gazette March 2021When is a good time to put your home on the market? Consider this…Does it sound simplistic to say “when the most buyers are looking”?   

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Is an ADU Accessory Dwelling Unit in your future?

Diablo Gazette February 2021Is an ADU Accessory Dwelling Unit in your future? More commonly you’d remember it as a “mother inlaw unit” which is not a term we use these days.

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A year in Review – Contra Costa County 2020 Real Estate Statistics

Diablo Gazette January 2021 A year in Review – Contra Costa County 2020 Real Estate StatisticsWell, as happy as everyone is/was to see 2020 gone…the real estate market did better

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Happy Holidays, Happy Real Estate Days ahead.

Diablo Gazette December 2020 Happy Holidays, Happy Real Estate Days ahead.  2020, oh what a year!  If you are like most of us, you don’t’ need a recap, you’ve

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The True Value of a Real Estate Agent

Diablo Gazette December 2019The True Value of a Real Estate AgentWith the wealth of information available online, many of today’s consumers are incredibly knowledgeable about the home buying

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What is my Home Worth?

Diablo Gazette March 2019What is my Home worth?These days you can google “what is the value of my home” and get a range that is so broad that it’s difficult to know where you are

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