San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Blog

California 2020 ballot propositions

California 2020 ballot propositions

In California, 13 statewide ballot propositions are on the ballot for elections in 2020.  A number of these ballots is directly related to housing.  Please read up about it and become an informed voter  ...

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Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters

Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters

As a seller today, you may think pricing your home on the high end will result in a higher final sale price, but the opposite is actually true. To sell your home quickly and for the best possible price, you should eliminate buyer concerns by ...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020

Oct 13 is the National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Spread awareness to help find a cure! Donate to any of the following organizations! American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Research Foundation Susan G. Komen

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California Market Update - Sept 20, 2020

California Market Update - Sept 20, 2020

More positive economic data was released this week on consumers, buyer demand, interest rates, and new home sales. However, the pace of growth in labor markets has decelerated significantly, new unemployment claims increased last week and have seen ...

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Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 12 Months?

Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 12 Months?

As shelter-in-place orders were implemented earlier this year, many questioned what the shutdown would mean to the real estate market. Specifically, there was concern about home values. After years of rising home prices, would 2020 be the year this ...

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Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

Please register to vote!   The deadline to register is October 19th in California.  Everyday is a page in history, no matter what you stand for, no matter if you are red or blue, the most important thing is let your voice be heard ...

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Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move

Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move

If you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the housing market that may make your decision to sell this fall an easy one. 1. Buyers Are Actively in the MarketShowingTime, ...

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California Market Update - Sept 13, 2020

California Market Update - Sept 13, 2020

The housing market continued to improve at the tail end of the summer as U.S. home sales soared to a level not seen since before the Great Recession. A solid increase in new purchase mortgage applications, a dip in the California unemployment rate, ...

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The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020

The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020

If a tenant has not paid the rent since March 2020, can a landlord evict them?Not if the tenant completes the COVID-19-related declaration of financial distress form and returns it to the landlord. When a tenant has not paid rent for any period ...

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Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

There has been some discussion recently on home prices in relation to mortgage rates. Some believe if there is a rapid rise of mortgage rates, home prices should decrease. Logically it makes the most sense for the price of the house to drop when ...

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Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter

Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter

The season you sell your home can have an impact on how much you get for your home and how quickly it sells. The season that has the most success in selling homes is spring. This is a good time of year for families moving to new school districts ...

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Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Potential homebuyers are always cautioned to be aware of mortgage lending standards and the difficulty they might face when trying to obtain a mortgage. Credit availability is expanding, making it easier to get a mortgage now than it was a year ago....

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