Category Archives: Home Buying/Selling

Buyers Beware: Change to happen August 1st

Come August, buying a home will require a longer turnaround time than it has previously  in the Bay Area. On August 1st, day 1 of Q4, the Dodd Frank Laws in Lending will be implemented. These laws will only apply to individuals … Continue reading

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A New Housing Trend Like Nothing Seen Before

This month, “The Residential Specialist” magazine had it’s yearly Green Issue that covered a topic I have been hearing a lot about lately from my kids- The so called phenomenon of Tiny Homes. They are what the author calls a “real … Continue reading

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A Forecast of California’s Market and Economy for 2015

A few weeks ago, Carole Rodoni’s spoke to my Intero office in Los Altos. For those of you who don’t know who Carole is, she is an extremely renowned speaker on the economy and real estate in the Bay Area. … Continue reading

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What to Expect in 2015- A Recap of Carole Rodoni’s Presentation on Bay Area Real Estate

On Thursday, February 5th I was fortunate enough to sit in on a presentation by Carole Rodoni. Carole is a renowned speaker on the economy and real estate from the Bay Area. Her past impressive employment includes being the President of Fox and … Continue reading

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How Experts Explain A Home’s Cost vs. Price

What is the cost of waiting to buy or sell a home? Simply put, your MONEY. Today, February 4th, Keeping Current Matters (KCM) wrote a blog called “The Difference Between A Home’s Cost vs. Price.” I would like to share a … Continue reading

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Lowest Rates Since June 2013

Everyone knows, mortgage rates are low. But how low are they really and what does this mean for home owners? According to Tony Guaraldi at Guaranteed Rate, “Today is the best rate we have seen since June 2013 and approximately 1/8-1/4% … Continue reading

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Real Estate Market in the Bay Area- A Flash in the Past. A Peek in the Future.

This year’s trends are predicted to be more of the same. Home prices will continue to rise but not as aggressively as seen in years past. Inventory may increase a bit, in part from new developments being built and sellers cashing … Continue reading

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Are There Opportunities for Seller’s in Today’s Market?

The KMC Blog, February 25, 2013 According to the National Realtors Association’s (NAR) report released on Thursday, February 21, 2013, the January exsiting homes sales shows a steady increase in home prices. One reason for the uptick in home prices … Continue reading

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Kitchen Redos – 5 Low-Cost Ideas Buyer Will Love

The kitchen is the focal point of the home.  And it’s one space buyers compare closely while looking for a home.  No wonder kitchen remodeling sales were up 36% compared with a year earlier. Here are some cost estimates for … Continue reading

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Paying Appraisers – Who Gets the Cash?

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is currently reviewing appraisal charges.  While these fees seem fairly standard, the truth about who exactly gets the money is somewhat murky to homebuyers. In addition, I have seen appraisal fees range from $350 … Continue reading

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