Annette has been nothing but the consummate professional, and always went above & beyond in providing exceptional customer service.
I was referred to Annette by a friend of mine when I began my search for an investment property. I sent out e-mails to four real estate agents. Only two wrote me back, one of them being Annette. We spoke on the phone for probably 45 min during our initial call, … [Read More...]
Where is our Tri-Valley housing market headed?
While there is buzz about a potential bubble, home prices aren’t going up as fast as they were a year ago. Recent shifts point to a housing market that may slowly be gaining some balance and entering a more “normal” phase.
Overall, home prices aren’t rising as briskly as they were earlier this year and last year.
In the past weeks we have … [Read More...]
Our good colleagues over at Seniors On-The-Move, Inc sent us some sage advise on choosing a moving company. They too are often asked what to look for when selecting a moving company. And by the way, you don't need to be a senior to use the services of Seniors On-The-Move, Inc.Here are some important tips they suggest to consider before hiring a mover.
Be sure you check that the mover is … [Read More...]
Selling your home can cause potential anxiety about your personal privacy. With your doors open to a nearly constant stream of strangers through your home, you may worry that your personal information is at risk. Protecting your personal information is a top priority. Here are a few tips for protecting your privacy while your home is on the market.
Some realtor allow buyers to walk through … [Read More...]
If you are a senior homeowner who is having problems keeping up with medical, household and day-to-day living expenses, perhaps a reverse mortgage can help by converting your home equity into cash you can use today.
How can a reverse mortgage help?
If you owe little or nothing on your home, you may be able to borrow against a large part of its equity without making monthly repayments.
The … [Read More...]
Setting a budget for your home purchase is an important decision. You need to know how much you can afford each month and translate that into the amount you can afford to take out on your new mortgage. When you start house hunting with that budget in mind, you may find to your dismay that you are not seeing many homes in the price range you have set that match your needs.
There are three … [Read More...]
Showing your home is essential in the real estate business. After all, who would purchase a property sight unseen? When a potential buyer stops in, here are ten recommended tips to follow when showing your home:
Tip # 1: Welcome Your Buyers
If you are still living in the home while it's being shown, graciously greet your potential home buyers and invite them to look around. Make sure that you … [Read More...]
Our Tri-Valley home prices have made a remarkable recovery in the past two years with the median price of a single family home increasing by an amazing $200,000.
As our local real estate market moved from April to May, supply, demand and the median home price have all remained relatively the same. The median single family home value increased only slightly from $835,000 to … [Read More...]
Have you ever wondered what happens to the used crayons at restaurants?
One of our clients has given this questions a lot of thought and as a result has founded a 501(c)3 non profit organization called the The Crayon Initiative.
Why? Because Bryan discovered every crayon used, or even touched in restaurants, is thrown away and ultimately ends up in a landfill. What a waste!
This bothered … [Read More...]