Author Archives: CarolSawdey

About CarolSawdey

I'm a Broker/Realtor in the San Ramon Valley. A trusted advisor in the local community: We help people buy and sell homes. We counsel them thoroughly. We negotiate to their advantage. We keep their stress to a minimum. And we love what we do!

Best High School Rankings for 2017 from U.S. News are out!

After analyzing the data from over 22,000 high schools in all 50 States and the District of Columbia, U.S. News & World Report has released their 2017 Rankings. In addition to Public high schools, they also look at STEM schools, … Continue reading

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6 Telltale Signs It’s Time to Sell Your Home

Most of us don’t plan on living in our homes forever, but knowing when to put that puppy on the market can be tougher than it seems. You have a relationship with your home and like the Neil Sedaka song … Continue reading

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Latest CA Public High School and School District Rankings are In

There is no question that public schools are a major topic of discussion with the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, but they’re always in discussion when it comes to a family deciding a community to buy a … Continue reading

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Annual Kevin Murphy Blood Drive in San Ramon This Saturday

Live in the East Bay and looking for something worthwhile to do this Saturday, February 18th, 2017? Our dear friends, the Murphy family, are hosting their 8th Annual Pay It Forward Blood Drive as a way to pay forward for the … Continue reading

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Carol Sawdey Produces Another Award Winning Year!

We’re extremely proud to announce that Carol has been awarded the prestigious Chairman’s Circle Gold award for her production in 2016. This is the third year in a row that Carol has achieved this high level of success and placed … Continue reading

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Getting a Mortgage – Should You Pay Discount Points?

The low mortgage interest rates that you find online or in the newspaper aren’t necessarily what you’ll pay when you apply for a loan. Why? Because banks will charge you “discount” points to get the best rate, which adds to … Continue reading

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How to Build Family Wealth by 20% over the Next 5 Years

Think you’ve missed out on the opportunity to build housing wealth (otherwise known as home equity) over the next 5 years? Well, it’s time for you to think again! Currently, there is over $90 TRILLION dollars in home equity in … Continue reading

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