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How to Write the Perfect Dear Seller Letter

In a seller’s market, buyers frequently find themselves competing for a limited number of available properties for sale. When competing for a home, one thing that can give buyers a distinctive edge is writing a dear seller letter to the

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Signs You Could Have a Plumbing Problem

A plumbing problem can be extremely disruptive. We expect fresh, clean water that’s available at a tap’s notice. Plumbing problems destroy those expectations. The following watchouts can help you decide if you need a plunger or a plumber. A plumbing

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Bay Area Housing Market Update

Bay Area Housing Market Remains Steady, New Report Shows Summer vacation season is upon us and with it, the usual slowdown in activity. Vacations, graduations, weddings and other events divert buyers’ and sellers’ attention from real estate. Nonetheless, the Bay

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Bay Area Real Estate Market Update by County

If you thought the Bay Area’s luxury housing market was on fire last year, you weren’t mistaken. In fact, it turns out 2013 was a record-setting year for luxury home sales in our region, according to a new report out

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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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Top 10 Reasons Home Buyers Prefer New Homes vs. Used

Today’s new homes offer more benefits than ever before. Here’s a quick list of the top 10 reasons why so many home buyers prefer new homes to used houses: 1. Design Your Dream Home Your Way: Why settle for someone

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The Basics of Making an Offer on a House

Like marriage, home-buying is one part love, one part legal transaction, and it starts with a proposal. When you’re ready to buy a home, you need to make a written offer: Oral promises are not legally enforceable in real estate

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