Monthly Archives: August 2012

Move-Up Buyers Remain A Rarity

Great article in SFGate featuring a local family we know who are part of a shrinking group – those homeowners who are able to “move-up” to a larger or nicer home.  They have always been a part of a vibrant … Continue reading

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Another World Class Event Comes To The Tri-Valley Area

The 147th Annual Scottish Highland Gathering and Games takes over the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton this Saturday and Sunday.  Thought by many to be the largest Scottish celebration in the world, it draws over 30 pipe bands who compete as … Continue reading

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Pricing Your House Right To Sell Any Market

There is not enough non-distressed residential property for sale in our particular market right now.  There can be multiple offers and some sellers are getting more than their asking price.  Sometimes houses are selling on the very first day offers are being taken.  … Continue reading

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Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Set To Expire At End Of Year

  Short Sales should be on the rise this Fall (on both the Buy and Sell side) due to the Debt Relief Act expiration. (As a reminder a Short Sale occurs when a home is sold but the sales price … Continue reading

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Downside To Rising Home Prices?

  Higher home prices offset lower interest rates and also lowered housing affordability in the Second Quarter of 2012. That’s right!  Just when you think the news is getting better yet another report comes out that brings us back down … Continue reading

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What Sellers And Agents Need To Know About Selling A Vacant House

It happens all the time – the seller needs to move or tenants move out before the house is sold.  This changes the implied relationship between Seller and Agent and opens up all sorts of liability issues that often aren’t … Continue reading

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Insights For Buyers In A “Hot” Market

There is no question the San Ramon Valley Real Estate market has heated up recently.  Due to the low inventory of non-distressed homes for sale, a rise in the average sales price and the resulting multiple offers, the best homes … Continue reading

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