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Investors: More Sales and Higher Prices

The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The survey revealed many characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors. Two weeks ago, we posted on the vacation home market. Today, we want to concentrate on the investor real estate market.   The survey revealed that investment-home sales […]

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Investment Home Sales Rebound in 2015

Some Highlights: 2015 marks the first year-over-year increase in investment home sales since 2011. 62% of all investment homes purchased were single family homes. The South saw the highest percentage of investment home sales (39%) with the West coming in second (28%).

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Billionaire: Buy a Home… And if You Can, Buy a Second Home!

Three years ago, John Paulson gave a keynote address at the CNBC/Institutional Investor Conference. In his speech, he told those in attendance that he believes housing will continue its strong recovery for the next 4 to 7 years, saying that: “The housing market has bottomed. It’s not too late to get involved. I still think […]

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New Home Buyers Look For Green Options

Some Highlights: 11% of new homebuyers stated “energy efficient features” as the reason for their purchase. The most popular remodeling projects done for energy efficiency were insulation upgrades, HVAC replacements, and vinyl & wood window installations. Research shows that word preference does make a difference when it comes to attracting “green buyers.”

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Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price Is Right!

In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize […]

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One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down To Buy NOW

A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to address today.  1. Down Payment The survey revealed that consumers overestimate the down payment funds needed to […]

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Homes Continue to Sell Quickly Nationwide

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the market for an average of 47 days in March. This is a decrease from the 59 days reported in February, as well as the 52 days reported back in March 2015. 42% of homes […]

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Home Prices Are Up…But There is a Challenge

Home values continue to climb and are projected to increase by about 5% over the next twelve months. That is great news for anyone who owns a home. However, it could present a challenge for a family trying to sell their house. If prices are surging, it is difficult for appraisers to find adequate, comparable […]

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If You Are Thinking of Selling, Now Is The Time

If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time to sell something is […]

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April Newsletter

Got the tax blues? View this email in your browser Check out the value of your home. Just click here. Real Estate and Taxes I realize that everyone is busy today being April 15th.  The good news is, Spring is here, and we are also experiencing some very much needed rain, hooray!!!  Don’t you just love […]

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This hike will start close to my turf in Castro Valley at the Nike Classroom parking lot across from EB Park Police Headquarters.  The route will be just over 6 miles and will usually include some variation of Ten Hills Trail, Cameron, Live Oak,...

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Mac is a person easy to deal with and always ready to help when needed. Also i like the fact that he is patient and a good listener. I would highly recommend him.

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Mac provided great experience throughout the home selling process. He's always there to guide me and answer all my concern. He always looked out for our best interest in negotiations for the sell price. He keeps me updated on what's going on with the sale of... (more)

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Mac helped us sell our second home on a short sale. He was very knowledgeable and was always reachable. He also helped us talk to the tenants. Even though it was a short sale he still went all out with his marketing. We asked him why and he said that he... (more)

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