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Home Seller Checklist: Timeline to Prepare Your Property

While we’re still in a market that favors the home seller, that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell. If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to prepare your home before putting it on the market.

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8 Popular Home Investments for 2022

8 Popular Home Investments

There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is also a key factor and home investments can really make a difference in generating a greater return. Design is often one of the first things buyers notice when they walk… Read more »

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9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time

Buying And Selling At the Same Time

Buying and selling a home at the same time can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it’s dwindling. You’re not alone either if you’re already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and buy a new home… Read more »

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Should I Sell My Home FSBO?

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Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding wars—for homes in the most sought-after neighborhoods. This has led some sellers to wonder if they should list their home “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO). After all, why spend… Read more »

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High tech and high touch: Modern real estate representation

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Shelter-in-Place orders have led to limitations on in-person home showings. These changes have forced agents to quickly adapt to an entirely new landscape. Unsurprisingly, some agents are more comfortable with virtual technologies than others. How do you ensure you are partnering with an agent who is a master of digital systems? A few things to… Read more »

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Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021

“2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said. And he’s right: most of us would have expected the housing market to suffer from circumstances like a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic and historic inventory shortages.

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5 Tips About Virtual Home Tours for Buyers and Sellers

Virtual Home Tours

For years now, virtual home tours have helped real estate buyers far and wide find the perfect home. From long-distance military personnel being relocated, to investors expanding their portfolio, to homeowners looking for a vacation getaway, this technology makes finding a house that’s a bit out of driving distance much easier. And for real estate… Read more »

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Why Are High Property Prices Still a Thing?

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The Bay Area real estate market continues to confound experts with high property prices which counters commonly held economic theory. Mortgage interest rates are at historic lows, buyer demand remains robust even in the face of widespread job losses, and prices for homes are at record high levels. So what gives? The basic supply and… Read more »

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Home Sale Capital Gains Tax Implications

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Many clients ask me about the sale of their home capital gains taxes they may owe. Capital gains are the difference between how much you pay for a capital asset how much you sell it for. These gains can have important tax considerations when you sell your home. Home sale capital gains tax rates vary… Read more »