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Real Estate Agent - Hillscape Properties, Inc. - DRE#01452976
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For sellers getting their home ready to put on the market, this blog highlights some areas to consider such as installing organizing systems in closets, or deciding if air conditioning is something that will help you compete -- especially in the East Bay where there are hotter days than in the Ci...
06/07/2013
To be competitive in today's market it is adviseable to submit your best and highest offer when you find the home you want.  This blog post nicely outlines the strategies to be successful in a multiple offer situation.  Top Ten Ways to Prepare for Competitive Offers If you're buying a house in to...
05/22/2013
Here in San Francisco our rent control ordinances would protect these "tenants."  There are several good resources to review the current statutes such as the Small Property Owners Association, and many real estate attorneys' websites include case studies as well.  Anyone looking to purchase prope...
05/20/2013
These are great points for frustrated buyers.  I especially like Barb's point that there are things buyers have control over.  You can't control the market, buyers nor sellers do, but you can control how quickly you can write an offer and how attractive that offer may be.  In a "Seller's Market,"...
05/16/2013
Multiple offers for home sellers are present in this current market, as are offer dates.  Smart buyers will be putting their best offer forward in their initial offer, and smart buyer agents will be communicating with the listing agent to help with this.  With answers to questions like, "When do ...
05/15/2013
This is timly advice and well worth considering for the savings you can accrue on a month by month basis over the life of the loan.  I have a long list of mortgage folks if you need some resources to assess if this is the time for you to refinance.   Lowering Your Interest Rate by Less Than 1 Per...
05/14/2013
Affordable Bay Area Neighborhoods A constant challenge for those looking to buy in the Bay Area is affordability.  But affordable Bay Area neighborhoods do exist, you just need to know where to look.  Neighborhood price points are dependent on many factors, such as proximity to BART and freeways,...
05/08/2013
I've been sitting on the fence myself about upgrading to stainless steel appliances, wood floors and granite.  This post has me committed to my future kitchen investment and where to best spend my dollars -- and that includes building out my walk in closet with more than a single bar and shelf! W...
05/08/2013
Being a buyer in a seller's market can be a challenge.  Don't get frustrated, get smart by putting your best foot forward when making your offer so you stand out.  This is an excellent blog that outlines point by point the ways you can secure the winning spot in a bidding war to win the property ...
05/06/2013
Every buyer should take a look at this indepth explanation of what is included in a monthly mortgage payment.  And many buyers forget that there will be some home maintenance that should be budgeted for in the future as well. Online Mortgage Calculators are great for giving Buyers a quick idea of...
05/05/2013
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