Monthly Archives: September 2013

Housing Recovery Still on Track- But Economic Headwinds Remain

The housing recovery here in the Bay Area and across the country remains solidly on track, according to a variety of industry reports. But a handful of economic headwinds, from higher interest rates to steadily rising home prices, pose challenges

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Tips For Green Cleaning

Those who already live green know why it’s so important to incorporate eco-friendly products and techniques into your cleaning regimen. With a few easy tips, everyone can bring some earth-friendliness into their life, and their home. Get ready to up your

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Home Buying for Young People: Plan Ahead

Here are five recommendations for young people who want to position themselves for homeownership. Granted, few young people spend much time day-dreaming about buying their first home. They’re naturally preoccupied with academics, athletics, parties, dating and future career possibilities. Nonetheless,

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How Much Home Do You Need?

Your lender may be willing to loan you a mint, but do you really need that much house? Even comparison shopping with a site like Lending Tree might not be enough to put you in the right mortgage. Likewise, a

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When Is a Good Time to Buy a House?

Buying a house is likely the largest and most important investment you will ever make. Getting the timing right can save money and hassle. If your urge to buy isn’t urgent, observe the market and your finances. How is your

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Home Prices Still Surging, But Higher Interest Rates Could Slow Gains

Two recent housing reports confirm what homebuyers and sellers already know: home prices have surged over the past year, especially in the Bay Area. But the bump in mortgage interest rates in recent months may be slowing those gains a

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For Sale By Owner: The Drawbacks of Going it Alone on a Home Sale

   With housing on the upturn, multiple offers and rising sales prices are being reported in our market. Some potential home sellers might think that selling their home simply requires placing a “for sale” sign in their front yard. Many

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