Monthly Archives: January 2014

Will 2014 Be The Year Of The Move-Up Buyer?

      The housing market has enjoyed a strong rebound over the past few years with sales and median prices steadily improving across the country and especially here in the Bay Area.   For a variety of reasons, one segment

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5 Simple Water Saving Tips for California’s Drought

Here are 5 helpful tips to save on water: 1. Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes. Instituting this very simple policy of half-full-dishwashers-no-more can lead to water savings of up to 50 gallons per week. Makes sense. 2.

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Kitchens Sell a House

It’s a tool used by house flippers all across the nation. Stagers know its power. Real estate agents push its importance. What is this not-so-well-kept secret of real estate? A kitchen can sell a house.   A kitchen is the

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Buyer’s Advice: What is MIP, PMI… etc.?

To encourage home buying during the Great Depression, the government created the Federal Housing Administration to provide insurance to banks on FHA-approved loans. If the borrower defaults, the bank is repaid in full and the home is taken over by

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5 Things You Don’t Need In Your Home in 2014

Welcome to the New Year. It’s now time for everyone to tell you what you should be doing this year to improve your life, your career, your feelings, your indigestion, etc. While everyone shares their advice for the new year,

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Four Reasons 2014 Could Be A Very Strong Year for Local Housing Market

Four Reasons 2014 Could Be A Very Strong Year for Local Housing Market Happy New Year! As we kick off 2014, it’s a good time to take a look at what might be in store for the local housing market

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Housing Market 2014: What Buyers, Sellers Should Brace For Now…..

** I found this article online today and wanted to share. Source was AOL Real Estate written by:Donna Fuscaldo The days of record-low interest rates and bidding wars may be a thing of the past in the new year. “For

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