Category Archives: Real Estate

The nightmare of Insurance! 8 tips

With nearly 500,000 California homes worth a combined $268 billion under serious risk from wildfires, and the issue growing more acute with each passing year, insurance companies are ramping up prices or outright refusing to renew policies in fire-prone areas. … Continue reading

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Below market rate, views, move-in condition… Ready, set, go! Open House November 25th, 2018 2-4pm

6201 Ralston, Richmond CA 94530 Words of a downturn coming has chilled buyers’ enthusiasm for East Richmond Heights, also known as Richmond View.  Why? because buyers think that with prices “dropping” (they are not and economists are actually predicting a … Continue reading

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Home Staging on a budget

Great cheat sheet to keep as a reminder.  Home staging is very important.  Just imagine looking at photos of empty spaces instead of a staged home?  Can you picture the size of the room better with staging or with a … Continue reading

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 Catherine’s Sales Activity New listing on the market on Friday March 23rd, 2018: 4618 Setting Sun Drive, El Sobrante Upon entry you will be graced by soaring ceilings and plenty of windows for an abundance of light. This home offers … Continue reading

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Sales Of Homes For $500K & Less Plummet In SF Bay Area

This is a reprint of an article I just read. BAY AREA, CA – Two studies released Friday show the number of homes for sale in the San Francisco Bay Area for half a million dollars or less is falling, … Continue reading

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New Listing In Pill Hill, Oakland

If you are familiar with Oakland you will know how vibrant of a neighborhood Pill Hill is.  Name comes from the various medical buildings on that “hill” nestled between Telegraph Avenue and Broadway a few short blocks to either MacArthur … Continue reading

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Are we at the peak?

It sure feels like we are approaching the peak as some houses have not received any offers this week and are “lingering” on beyond the usual 14 days on the market.  That said I have been writing offers every week … Continue reading

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