Mar
17

Buy, Sell or Wait? What’s Changing and Isn’t? Coronavirus and the Real Estate Market

Posted In: Economy, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, General Real Estate News
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Although we have weathered dramatic changes in the real estate market in the past, the unprecedented global health threat posed by coronavirus is unlike any other potential market disruption we’ve experienced before. In this time of uncertainty, our clients are asking a lot of questions. We want to try to address them the best we can, keeping in mind that [...]
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 [...]
Dec
27

Success Story #225

Posted In: El Cerrito, For Buyers, For Sellers, Success Stories
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1327 Norvell in El Cerrito was a special treat to work on.  Two years ago we helped the Seller’s purchase this home as a fixer.  It was a bit of a mess and needed everything.  The kitchen was small, outdated and closed off from the living space.  The floors were a mess, and the windows old.  The yard had zero [...]
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 [...]
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