Uncategorized Questions New Investors Should Ask Themselves Every new investor in real estate should ask themselves these questions.   Real estate is one of the best ways to build wealth and create a legacy that you can continue on for your family. Have you ever thought about purchasing an investment property but don’t know where to start? Today I’ll go through some […]
Uncategorized Happy Holidays! From our team to your family, we want to wish you a happy holiday season.   Happy holidays to you!   The holiday season has officially arrived. We hope you enjoy this wonderful time of year and make some fantastic memories.   We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support. […]
Uncategorized Selling? Do These 7 Things for Your Kitchen You need to do these seven things to your kitchen to see top dollar.   Are you preparing to list your house? If you want to get top dollar, start sprucing up your kitchen now. The kitchen is often the centerpiece of a home and the place where most of the entertaining happens. It could […]
Uncategorized Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving This year and every year, we’re thankful for you in our lives.   The 2022 holiday season has officially begun! We hope you are as excited as we are.   We’d like to take a moment to express our gratitude to all of you this Thanksgiving. We have met some truly wonderful people, and we’re […]
Uncategorized Should You Get an Appraisal Before You List? Getting an appraisal before you list might not be the best idea.     With home prices fluctuating, you might be wondering if you should get an appraisal before you list. After all, it’ll give you an idea of what your home is valued at. It could even help you figure out an appropriate asking […]
Uncategorized Sellers: Don’t Worry About Your Next Purchase There are two potential options for buying after the sale of your home.     Many potential sellers are concerned that they won’t be able to buy a home before the closing of their sale. Now that our inventory has decreased by 20% on average since April 2022, it makes sense that sellers are anxious […]
Uncategorized Why We Won’t See a Repeat of 2008 Three reasons why recent foreclosures aren’t anything to worry about.     “If a lot of foreclosures hit the market, will that bring down home values?” This was a question I recently got from a reporter writing a story for an online news site. She asked if we’ll see prices drop if homeowners who entered […]
Uncategorized How You Can Get a Lower Rate The advantages and disadvantages of using an adjustable-rate mortgage.   By now, everyone knows that interest rates are on the rise. As they climb, home affordability decreases, forcing buyers to reduce their price ranges or leave the market entirely. It’s only natural to be concerned about how rising rates will affect your plans, but there […]
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Uncategorized Why You Haven’t Missed the Market If you’ve been waiting to sell your home, now is a good time to act.     Over the last couple of years, sellers saw home prices rise month after month. We knew the market would change, but we didn’t know when. Now some sellers are saying it’s too late to sell, but is that […]
Uncategorized Should You Buy Now or Wait? Three questions you should ask yourself before purchasing a home.   “Should I buy now or wait for home prices to drop?” With mortgage rates fluctuating and a potential recession looming, I receive this question from buyers almost every day. It depends on your situation, so to help you decide, I’m sharing three questions to […]
Uncategorized What To Do if the Buyer Cancels Escrow What should sellers do if the buyer decides to back out and cancel escrow?   What happens if your buyer wants to cancel escrow due to complications in the home-selling process? When the market starts shifting, transactions don’t always close smoothly. Here are a few common problems that can come up.   One of the […]
Uncategorized Sellers: Where Have All the Offers Gone? The current market has some sellers wondering where all the offers are.   Our local real estate market is changing. We see more inventory coming on the market every day, which is great for improving buyers’ range of options. Interest rates have been on the rise since the beginning of the year; combine that with […]
Uncategorized Is Now a Good Time To Buy?  How the Case-Shiller index can help you decide if now’s the time to buy.   One of the most common questions we’ve been getting lately is if now is a good time to buy a home. While we don’t have a crystal ball to show us what will happen to the market in the […]
Uncategorized Should You Sell Your Home Yourself?  It doesn’t pay to try and sell your home yourself; here’s why.   Are you thinking about selling your house yourself? It sounds like a great idea on paper; the market is so hot that homes practically sell themselves, right? This way, you don’t have to pay a commission. However, are you truly marketing […]
Uncategorized Ballenberg: A Swiss Masterpiece Here’s a quick virtual tour of the Ballenberg museum in Bern, Switzerland. Search All Homes on the MLS Here Receive a FREE Home Value Report Ballenberg is an open-air museum in Switzerland that displays traditional buildings and architecture from all over the country. Located near Brienz in the canton of Bern, Ballenberg has over 100 […]
Uncategorized what are experts saying about the future of housing prices? A worldwide pandemic and an economic recession have had a tremendous effect on the nation. The uncertainty brought about by both has made predicting consumer behavior nearly impossible. For that reason, forecasting home prices has become extremely difficult. Normally, there’s a simple formula to determine the future price of any item: calculate the supply of […]
Uncategorized Glimmers of Hope as Real Estate Restrictions Relax The resumption of in-person showings of occupied residences (under strong guidelines) on May 4, 2020 likely alleviated some of the negative effects of the pandemic in May by keeping real estate transactions moving and encouraging new listings to enter the market. Pricing showed gains in three of the five MLSListings counties, with Monterey and Santa […]
Uncategorized May 2020 Sales Data – San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties May 2020 Data for MLSListings Counties (from North to South): In San Mateo County, the median Residential Common Interest home cost $890,000 and sold in 7 days for 100% of the list price based on 55 sales in May 2020. • Inventory rose 29% from April, but down -7% from May 2019 with 165 homes […]
Uncategorized May 2020 San Mateo County Market Data
Uncategorized April 2020 Data for San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties April 2020 Data for MLSListings Counties (from North to South): In San Mateo County, the median Residential Common Interest home cost $1,045,000 and sold in 10 days for 103% of the list price based on 76 sales in April 2020. • Inventory rose 19% from March, but down -15% from April 2019 with 126 homes […]