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Sally R Han, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
November is a time to reflect on everything we have to be thankful about.  For many of us, this means being grateful for the food in our bellies and the roof over our heads.  However, some East Bay… Read more
Blogged Fri Nov 7, 2014 by Sally R Han Quality of Life In My Neighborhood
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Kristina McC…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Bath tub refinishing, hands down. Every woman who walks into a home (any home), walks straight to the bathroom (at least in her mind!) and checks out the tub. If she's disappointed there, she'll look on… Read more
Blogged Fri Oct 18, 2013 by Kristina McCann Home Selling Rentals Investment Properties
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Kristina McC…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
While looking for your dream home, stop to consider the newest trend in home ownership: downsizing. This is not for your empty-nesters alone. Down-sizing your life can have tremendous advantages. From… Read more
Blogged Mon Sep 30, 2013 by Kristina McCann Home Buying Property Q&A Home Ownership
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Kristina McC…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Homes in every decade have commonalities - building practices, home owner preferences, trends, building codes and building materials all contribute to the 'profile' of homes that were built and, thus,… Read more
Blogged Sat Sep 21, 2013 by Kristina McCann Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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Kristina McC…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Mortgage rates won't soar...yet. But, the increase is coming. So, if you're going to buy, remember that MONEY costs you more than HOUSES! The longer you wait - the less your monthly payment will buy you.… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 18, 2013 by Kristina McCann Home Buying Financing Investment Properties
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Gene Ward, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
There are two reasons for pursuing major home improvement projects.1. You want some new features in a home to improve your family's quality of life, but you don't want to leave your current home. 2. You… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 22, 2013 by Gene Ward Home Selling
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Gene Ward, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
1. You will lose the excitement that a new listing generates.  Most activity on a listing comes within the first 30 days.  An initial high price will discourage buyers, causing you to miss out on… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 22, 2013 by Gene Ward Home Selling
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Gene Ward, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
Homestead Exemption LawsThe Homestead Exemption laws were enacted in 1872 to provide a financial safety net to homeowners. If the court has ordered the sale of your home to satisfy a debt, and you have… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 22, 2013 by Gene Ward Home Buying
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Gene Ward, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
What is a 1031 exchange?A 1031 exchange makes it possible for investors to sell and buy property of like kind while deferring tax consequences. This transaction is authorized by section 1031 of the IRS… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 22, 2013 by Gene Ward Home Selling
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Gene Ward, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
There are 5 factors that effect the sale of your home:1.  Location2.  Price 3.  Exposure4.  Condition5.  TermsYou control 4 of these.  Although location is the one factor you cannot control,… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 22, 2013 by Gene Ward Home Selling
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Gene Ward, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
Some Final TipsShowingsThe more people who see your home, the more likely you are to sell it quickly. Yes, it's an inconvenience to show your home at dinner time, but if the people end up buying, it's… Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 20, 2013 by Gene Ward Home Selling
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Gene Ward, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
The following is a portion of the article "Ways to Sell Your Home Faster". In addition to this information the article continues with a Room-by-Room recommendation to prepare your home from basement to… Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 20, 2013 by Gene Ward Home Selling
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Gene Ward, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
Room-by-Room AnalysisThe Front EntryWhether a graciously proportioned center-hall or a small space just large enough for a coat rack and tiny table, this part of your home deserves your particular attention.1. … Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 20, 2013 by Gene Ward Home Selling
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Kristina McC…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
In my opinion...no. Short sales and foreclosures is something a lot of home buyers seems to want to home in on: someone's in trouble and someone's going to gain, right? Maybe at the outset of the 'housing… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 15, 2013 by Kristina McCann Home Buying Foreclosure Investment Properties
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Kristina McC…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
5 Easy DIY Weekend Projects Under $300By: John Riha - courtesty of National Association of Realtors http://www.nar.org Published: May 24, 2012Just another weekend? Not if you take advantage with one or more… Read more
Blogged Sat Aug 10, 2013 by Kristina McCann Design & Decor Property Q&A Home Ownership
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Kristina McC…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
When purchasing home, there are two things to keep in mind; the cost of the HOME and the cost of the MONEY you need to borrow in order to buy it. While the cost of the home is a no brainer (it's the price… Read more
Blogged Sat Aug 10, 2013 by Kristina McCann Home Buying Property Q&A Credit Score
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Kristina McC…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
When shopping for a home, you may talk to one agent - or many - before settling on a professional to work with. One thing you might notice is that some may carry the deisgnation of "Broker" and others… Read more
Blogged Fri Aug 9, 2013 by Kristina McCann Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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Mary Ann Cad…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Attend a Homebuyer workshop today in Concord CA. Just click on the link but do call meif you want to attend. Online registration is closed but limited seating is still available.REAL ESTATE TALK with Mary… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 26, 2013 by Mary Ann Cadorna Home Buying Rent vs Buy Home Ownership
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Yasumi Davis…, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
Dear Homeowner: Today’s real estate market is very different than it was a year ago. Prices have increased rapidly over the past 6-8 months as part of a steady recovery we’re seeing take… Read more
Blogged Tue May 21, 2013 by Yasumi Davis 925-381-3201 Home Selling Foreclosure
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Gary Wuesten…, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
Martinez, Ca. Contra Costa County.Tired of getting beat out in this real estate market? Try tweaking your offers to entice the sellers As this new real estate market keeps getting hotter and hotter I hear… Read more
Blogged Wed May 1, 2013 by Gary Wuestenberg Market Conditions Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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