Category Archives: Real Estate

Get Your Free Home Energy Checkup Online with PG&E

Why is my energy bill so high? I don’t even have air conditioning! This is a fairly common question of many homeowner and renters. I, myself have wondered the same thing. Luckily, PG&E has a free online service called “Home Energy Checkup” that … Continue reading

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California Association of Realtors Fun Facts

The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) just celebrated their 110th year anniversary! Below are some notable moments in economic and market data history that I pulled directly from the most recent California Real Estate magazine. California homeownership was 46.3% in … Continue reading

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Assistant Living: Four Simple Tips to Avoid Being Tricked

As a senior real estate specialist and from my own experience, I know the importance of picking the right assistant living facility for your beloved family member. I read an article titled “Due Diligence: Helping Clients Avoid Assisted Living “Gotchas”” that … Continue reading

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HWY 85 Toll Project- A Good or Bad Solution?

If you have ever traveled on highway 85 any time in the afternoon or after work hours, you can relate to the frustration of the traffic nightmare it has become. In hopes to illeviate some of the traffic, the VTA (Valley Transportation Agency) … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Save! – Retirement Suggestions by Decade

Here are some tips that I found in “The Costco Connection” magazine a while ago on saving for retirement starting in your 20’s: In your 20s and 30s… Don’t waste time. Money you save today will be able to compound for decades. … Continue reading

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Five Common Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Deciding to buy a home is a very exciting yet stressful time in a persons life, especially in the real estate market we have been experiencing on the Peninsula. I read an article in the news recently that was about … Continue reading

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How to Make the Winning Bid in This Competitive Market

In this seller’s market, buyer’s are getting tired of being outbid on homes. I completely understand how frustrating and discouraging it can be, but never give up too soon. I like to tell my buyers that everything happens for a reason and … Continue reading

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Will the Drought Effect Home Prices?

I get asked this question a lot regarding the effects of the drought on home prices. According to Alain Pinel, the general manager of Intero Prestigio International, the drought won’t effect home prices in the near future, but no one can … Continue reading

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The Last 40 Years of Mortgage Rates- What Does the Future Have in Store?

When I bought my first house I think our rate was 14%. It was high, but all we wanted to do was buy a house of our own. While home prices have increased dramatically, first time home buyers are very … Continue reading

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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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