Monthly Archives: February 2013

Five Key Areas to Pay Attention to When Buying a Home

Looking for a new home can be exciting and frustrating. You can help alleviate the frustration by paying close attention to five key areas of the homes you’re considering buying; it may save you money in the long run. Don

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Making the Transition from Renting to Buying

Here are a few points to consider as you weigh the pros and cons of home ownership. No doubt you’ve thought of how nice it would be not to write a rent check every month, but have you done the

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Bay Area Housing Market Continues to Gain Strength, New Report Shows

A new report out this week shows that the Bay Area’s housing market continues to gain strength with growing demand and a shortage of listings driving prices sharply higher and boosting sales once again in January.   DataQuick, the La

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Silicon Valley Luxury Home Sales up 54% From Year Ago

Luxury home sales in Silicon Valley surged 54 percent last month from the same period a year ago, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the Bay Area’s leading provider of luxury real estate services. The figures

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East Bay Luxury Home Sales Are Up!

Luxury home sales in the East Bay surged again last month compared to the same period a year ago, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the Bay Area’s leading provider of luxury real estate services. The

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14 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home

Wait! That house may seem like everything you’ve ever wanted, but before you make an offer, take some time to consider a few things beyond the size, style and price.When buying a home, it’s easy to let emotions get in

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How to win a bidding war in this market

Knowing a few tricks of the trade can make the difference between walking away disappointed and purchasing the home of your dreams at a fair price.   In many of today’s strong real estate markets, home buyers can expect to

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