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Are you tempted by the lifestyle and the seemingly endless job opportunities in and around Silicon Valley?  How do you decide if a move to the Bay Area is right for you? Before you even start thinking move logistics, make sure you do your homework and do a little pre-relocation decision analysis....
07/29/2013
Today I had the unwelcome honor of watching a neighbor’s house burn down.  Thankfully a couple of brave souls working close by entered the burning house and woke the owner, allowing him to escape without harm, but I shudder to think what could have happened. American homes suffer an unwanted fire...
07/10/2013
I feel like I should be watching reruns of Lost – Season 1 and listening to Boulevard of Broken Dreams on my playlist (except I didn’t have a playlist back then). It’s like 2005 all over again, with buyers bidding 10 and even 20 percent over asking, zero contingencies and multi-million dollar cas...
05/03/2012
With historically low loan rates starting to inch up borrowers should consider rate lock agreements in their home purchase and refinance activities. Locking in an interest rate freezes the terms of the loan while it’s being processed; particularly important if an increase in rates would impact yo...
04/18/2012
Los Gatos house prices are currently about 16% below the peak in 2006.   They didn't drop as far as less affluent areas (50-60% in some cases) and according to the Mercury News this morning this is typical across the Bay Area with some cities such as Palo Alto already heading back to pre-crash pr...
07/11/2011
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