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Posted on 04/12/2021
Reasons to Use a Buyer's Agent
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay It may be tempting to purchase your first home without the help of a real estate agent. If you want to risk not having professional help to buy your first house, you can, but you’ll be leaving a lot of benefits on the table and assuming all the risks. The Benefits of...
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Posted on 04/10/2021
Oakland, CA Real Estate Market Update 4/10/2021
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Posted on 04/09/2021
101 Del Valle Circle, El Sobrante, CA 94803 is now new to the market!
If you love nature, visit 101 Del Valle Circle. This charming El Sobrante condo is surrounded by trees and well-maintained landscaping. The floor plan has 2 levels and designed without a neighboring unit above or below. New flooring, Milgard energy-efficient windows, front door retractable screen, Moen sink fixture, attic insulation, ceiling fans and kitchen lighting are some of the upgrades this home features. The Levolor cellular shades can be lowered down or pulled up to control light throughout the day, add privacy, and showcase the skyline and beautiful tree setting. Have your favorite beverage on your patio and take in the view of...
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Posted on 04/05/2021
Home selling 101
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock At first glance, you may wonder what the point is of paying a real estate agent for work you may just as easily do yourself. The curse of the Internet is that many consumers have just enough knowledge to be dangerous. That means that while you could sell your home directly, you may...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
Key Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend an Open House
An open house enables a buyer to check out a residence in-person and determine if this home matches or exceeds his or her expectations. However, a buyer who fails to plan ahead for an open house may struggle to make the most of this opportunity. Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you attend an open...
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Posted on 03/22/2021
Tips for Sellers: How to Capture Homebuyers' Attention
Home sellers sometimes struggle to stir up interest in their residences. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to help your residence capture buyers' attention, such as: 1. Craft an Engaging Home Listing A home listing should engage and inform buyers. Otherwise, an ineffective listing may make it tough for a seller to effectively promote his or...
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Posted on 03/15/2021
Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle with a Pro
Photo by Elena Rouame on Unsplash Ensuring that your home is well-maintained, is critical to protect your asset and give you the best chance at a solid resale price in the future. There are many maintenance tasks that can easily be handled on your own, and for those who consider themselves handymen, there are quite a few tasks...
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Posted on 03/10/2021
Oakland, CA Real Estate Market Update 3/10/2021
Click here to view Oakland, CA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 03/08/2021
5 Home Loan Options to Explore
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay One of the most important factors of the home buying experience is the mortgage loan you undertake. With at least eight different types, there are five that are the most common. The following types of mortgage loans are the ones held by most homeowners in the United States. 1. Conventional Mortgage A conventional...
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Posted on 03/01/2021
Tips for Starting Seeds in Your Home
Image by Shimul Nath from Pixabay Even though growing your garden from young plants is convenient, it is not your only option. Starting your plants from seeds has lots of benefits. It gives you more possibilities and helps you save money. Starting seeds allows you to get a jump on the gardening season. Keep reading to learn about...
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Posted on 02/22/2021
What to Expect Before You Finalize a California Luxury House Purchase
Before you finalize your California luxury home purchase, you should complete an inspection. If you perform an in-depth home inspection, you can identify any underlying property issues prior to moving into a residence. Ultimately, it helps to have an expert home inspector at your side, regardless of whether you want to buy a luxury home in Malibu, Santa Monica...
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Posted on 02/15/2021
What Can a Homebuyer Learn from a Showing?
A showing enables a buyer to walk through a residence and envision what life may be like if he or she purchases it. And if a buyer crafts a home showing strategy, he or she can make the most of this opportunity. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan ahead for a house showing....
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