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Happy New Tax Year!

Listen to the Real Estate Prognosticators and they are divining a BIG year in Real Estate.  But how so, you might ask?  Are prices going up (or down)?  Is it going to be easier for First-time homebuyers to get into homes finally? Well, what if I told you that the Tax Bill signed into legislation…

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Are your secrets safe?

Is one agent just as good as another?  Here’s some food for thought. When a real estate agent and that person’s respective broker are acting in an agency capacity for a buyer or seller client for the sale of real property, they are legally bound to something called fiduciary duty.  It’s part of the licensing requirements. …

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Top Buyers and Trends

Right out of the gate, January is cranking. Here’s why – a lot of buyers are seeing that interest rates are starting to tick up and a market drop is nowhere in sight.  Buyers want in.  The average age of a buyer in today’s market is 36 years old. Hold on tight, they make up…

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7 Solutions to Overcome Your Fear of Homelessness

Here’s the Million Dollar Question I get a lot.  We know we can sell our home in this hot market, but “Where will we go”?  Too many would-be sellers resign themselves to staying put because they are fearful that their own home will sell fast but they won’t find a replacement home to move into. …

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Spring Selling Season 2018

What’s up in real estate and what’s being forecast for the rest of the year? Prices pulse upward.  Inventory stubbornly refuses to become available.  Two demographics converge to pressure the tectonic plates of the market:  Millennials and Baby Boomers. It’s nothing we haven’t heard before.  What’s new this year though proves that the real estate…

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Did you win the real estate LOTTERY?

You might if you sell this year. I put in an offer for a client last weekend where she made her offer $20k over the comps in order to compete with two other offers.  The Roseville home was mostly updated, a coveted SINGLE STORY and had a pool.  Well, we lost to a Bay Area…

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Good Neighbors or not

For anyone who’s owned a home for a while, knows that fences that separate two privately owned properties are the mutual consternation of both owners.  The law looks on it as the “mutual responsibility”, but let’s face it.  It rarely works out that way.  The stories of disagreements abound in all shapes and forms.  I remember…

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What’s the Market doing now?

Just when you don’t think it could get any more competitive, it does yet again! A quick survey of title company reps, loan officers, and other agents reveals a little bit slower start to the selling season.  In March, the difference between pendings and for sale houses was less than 200 homes (183 to be…

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Sellers can be Choosey

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more competitive…Not only is the weather warming up but the real estate market is trending hot already.  You might be tempted to think it’s just a continuation of the same story from last year, but this year marks a new chapter.   Jordan had heard rumors that…

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HERO to Zero

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged consistently.  I had a bit of a pause there when my 90 year old mother became ill and passed away.  You know, it’s never easy and being the executor on an estate requires some focus.  But I’m back! I’ve got some interesting topics to share with you because…

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