Jan
17

Albany 2019 Year in Review

Posted In: Albany, For Buyers, For Sellers
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By Krista Miller I live in Albany and love to track the numbers.  People always want to know what is happening in the market so I make sure to keep tabs.  I just put together the 2019 year-in-review for Albany.  These figures include single family homes (no condos or multi-family homes, because those skew the numbers too much).  2019 saw [...]
Jan
10

Where is the East Bay Real Estate Market Headed in in 2020

Posted In: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, First Time Home Buyers, For Boomers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Investing, Local Market Statistics
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It’s a new year, time to dust off our crystal ball and gaze into the future of the East Bay real estate market.  Will the new year be a good time to sell a house? Can you finally afford to buy that starter home?  Should you invest in a rental property? The good news: As we head into 2020, we [...]
Mar
09

2261 38th in Oakland – A Gem Of All Gem’s w/ Before + After’s

Posted In: Alameda County, For Sellers, Home Improvement, Listings, Oakland, Our Sales, Success Stories
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We have a listing located at 2261 38th Avenue in the Harrington District of Oakland.  Our Seller bought this home several years ago and completely turned it upside down.  The house needed a lot of love, which is what she gave it.  Here are some of the updates she did while owning it. new electrical :: new floors :: new [...]
Oct
23

Is the Market About to go kerplunk?

Posted In: Economy, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Local Market Statistics
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Buyers, Sellers + Realtors were all chatting about the market at our open house this past weekend.  It seems that everyone is confused about the market and what was happening: Is it shifting?  Is it dropping?  Is it seasonal? YES!!!  All of the above.  The problem is that we won’t know which it is until it passes.  The other problem [...]
Apr
26

How Much Will It Cost To Sell My Home

Posted In: For Sellers
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“How much will it cost to sell my home?” said Mr. Scott.  “My daughter recently sold her house and said there were so many costs!”  If you are considering selling this is probably on the top of your list of questions to ask your Realtor. Let us help demystify what you can expect, and in fact, if you start planning [...]
Mar
27

Should You Stage?

Posted In: For Sellers
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Are you thinking of selling your home?  If you want to sell your home for more money then you might want to stage. Dreams Sell Homes One of the reasons staging works is because it sells a dream: the dream of what it might be like to live in the home.  People are emotional beings and tend to make decisions [...]
Nov
09

Client Success Story #202

Posted In: Albany, For Sellers, Listings, Success Stories
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Judy Shelton lived in her Albany home for over 50 years. Having raised both her children and her grandchildren in this home, she had accumulated decades of memories and possessions.  Her grandson had just graduated high school and was heading up north to attend college; Judy no longer needed such a big house and wanted to move to be near [...]
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