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Uncategorized When is the worst time to buy a home?               Home prices have a tendency to follow seasonal patterns; if these persist in the future, you can use them to your advantage to avoid overpaying. So, when is the worst time to buy a home? Home prices typically peak in the spring In 2019 (the most recent full-year […]
Uncategorized Can I back out of buying a house before closing? Sometimes new information or changes in circumstances come up which affect your ability or willingness to carry through with buying a home, even after all parties have already signed the purchase agreement. When that happens, you may wonder, “Can I back out of buying a house before closing?” The answer is yes – but there […]
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Uncategorized Look out for these things when buying a new home: FURNACE We’re back with our list of things that you should look out for when buying a new home. Today, we’ll highlight why you need to check for an old furnace and/or HVAC system. Another key system of a home, HVAC and heating systems are crucially important, especially when temperatures drop or spike. Most modern furnaces […]
Uncategorized One word for you: Pipes.                         Today, we’ll highlight why you need to check the pipes of the home you’re intending to buy. Depending on the age of a home and the material, the pipes that serve the home may be outdated and require replacement. Old pipes that have […]
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Uncategorized Ready to Sell? Here are 6 Critical Questions to Ask. Thinking of selling your home in the near future? For the best return on investment with the fewest headaches, make sure you’re asking agents these six questions:
Uncategorized Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment? One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to buy a house. Here’s how it breaks down. A recent survey by Point2Homes mentions that 74% of millennials (ages 25-40) say they’re interested in purchasing a home […]
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Uncategorized Your Real Estate Update 10/14/2020 Good morning Friends! Despite a pandemic and wildfires, Bay real estate markets are hot — leaving realtors to believe the ‘exodus’ is overblown. You may have heard people are fleeing California — fed up with fires, smoke, and tiny apartments during a pandemic — especially those who can work remotely, but real estate experts agree: […]
Uncategorized Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 12 Months? As shelter-in-place orders were implemented earlier this year, many questioned what the shutdown would mean to the real estate market. Specifically, there was concern about home values. After years of rising home prices, would 2020 be the year this appreciation trend would come to a screeching halt? Even worse, would home values begin to depreciate? Original […]
Uncategorized The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand continues to set records. Zillow recently reported: “Newly pending sales are up 25.5% compared to the same week last year, the highest year-over-year increase in the weekly Zillow database.” Whenever there is a shortage in supply […]
Uncategorized Can I Refinance My Mortgage? July 2, 2020 Virginia Acio Refinancing a mortgage is a powerful tool that can help you to save money on your home payments. Refinancing your mortgage takes advantage of your positive payment history and may enable you to lock in lower interest rates, obtain more agreeable repayment terms, or lower the amount you pay each […]
Uncategorized Is Ring Safe to Use In My Home? June 15, 2020 Virginia Acio When it first hit the market, the Ring doorbell system seemed like a great way to keep your home safe. Not only do the cameras on the doorbell let you see who’s at the door, they also let you check to see who has come to visit when you aren’t […]
Uncategorized Making Your DIY Shopping List April 30, 2020 Virginia Acio DIY projects are a great way to keep yourself busy during social distancing while also giving you a chance to hone certain skills or take care of a few things around the house. With some DIY projects you’ll already have everything you need at home, making it a simple matter […]
Uncategorized DIY: Raised Bed Gardening April 20, 2020 Virginia Acio Even though everything seems to have ground to a halt, it’s important to think about things a bit further down the line. This not only helps you to prepare for when things start back up again, but it can also make you a bit more self-sufficient in the future. This […]
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Uncategorized Sheltering in place Tips While you’re living out your best socially distanced life, you can always stay informed with the latest ’rona news by visiting the CDC, the WHO, and JHU websites, and check which events are canceled here. Here’s a beautiful dashboard that tracks the outbreak. Here’s a list of all the corporate goodwill efforts that are going […]
Uncategorized THE CDC’S FAQS ON COVID-19🦠 Keep Calm and Read the CDC’s FAQs. Wash your hands a lot. Don’t wear a mask if you’re not sick. Delay your plans to see the pandas of Sichuan.    
Uncategorized Closing Costs Cleared Up You’ve made an offer — you’re almost there. In your excitement don’t forget closing costs. Set funds aside to cover these before signing!!  Need more information? Call me anytime to discuss.