Articles Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home Loan Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home Loan Once you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home, there are some key things to keep in mind. While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating, be careful when it comes to making any big purchases. Here are a few things you may […]
Santa Rosa New Listing Rural Residential Acreage For Sale – Warehill Road Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Stately & pastoral 9.4 acres on highly desirable Bennett Valley’s private Warehill Road in beautiful Santa Rosa. Zoned as rural residential with multiple purposes for an idyllic Sonoma country lifestyle. This gracious 9+ acre rectangular plot is surrounded by horse estate, private tree farm. All neighbors on large acreage lots. 10 minutes to Kenwood, Glen […]
House Hunter Silicon Valley Coming Soon! 9 Acre Lot in Pastoral Santa Rosa! 🍷   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lynne MacFarlane (@lynnemacfarlanerealtor)
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Retirement SOLD! MacFarlane Homes – Client Testimonial – Seller Mountain View Single Family Home Here’s another Seller testimonial from my clients who I met when preparing their next door neighbor’s home. They saw us working into the late evening hours and they liked that I work well representing out-of-state home owners, plus I’m a member of Professional Fiduciary Association in Silicon Valley. I enjoy helping others and it’s an […]
Buyers What Is Multigenerational Housing Some Highlights If you have additional loved ones coming to live with you but don’t have enough space, it may be time to consider a larger, multigenerational home. Some key benefits of multigenerational living include a combined homebuying budget, shared caregiving duties, enhanced relationships, and more. These benefits might be why more people are choosing to live in multigenerational homes […]
SANTA CLARA COUNTY SOLD! MacFarlane Homes 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Desirable Adobe Hills Community   SOLD! Congratulations to Nick & Marissa who are proud first time home owners! Thank you for the opportunity to help you find the right home. Making dreams come true! Welcome Home! 💕🏡🙋🏻‍♀️🔑🎉 39152 Guardino Drive Fremont 94538 Adobe Hills Community – Pool, club house, tennis, dog park, gorgeous grounds, secure parking garage. 2 Bedrooms […]
Economy Why Diversifying Your Concentrated Portfolio Is A Smart Move The Bay Area is a hub for many industries, including tech, and investors here often find themselves with a concentrated portfolio due to restricted stock grants and incentive stock options. If this describes you, take note: Diversifying your investments can be a smart move. Silicon Valley tech employees have been jolted by their stock options […]
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Home Improvement Home Upgrades Can Help Homes Sell Nearly 40% Faster than Those Without Improvements   Once you have decided to sell and move, it’s best that the home sells quickly and smoothly. Many sellers may be interested in an analysis by Knock (https://www.knock.com/blog/home-improvements-buyers-love/) about what makes homes sell faster. For example, homes in which homeowners have done upgrades sell 30% faster than those that don’t. Plus, a full-on renovation […]
Inherited property CUSTOMIZED FINANCIAL PLANNING & ADVICE FOR OUR CLIENTS LIVE YOUR BEST BAY AREA LIFE Summitry helps clients maximize the benefits of living in one of the most unique areas in the world. Their personalized financial planning guidance and investment strategies are specially suited for life in the Bay Area. Here are a few examples on how they can assist you and your family […]
Home Improvement Butcher Block Countertops – Are They The Right Choice For You? Butcher block Countertops They look beautiful in almost any kitchen, but are they the right choice for you? They’re naturally anti-bacterial, durable, biodegradable, and affordable- particularly compared to granite or quartz countertops. To ensure they last, you’ll need to sand and apply oil bi-annually to protect the wood. To maintain their beauty, wipe clean with […]
Alameda County Pending! Great Condo in Fremont For My First Time New Homebuyers!   Got my first time home buyers in contract! So happy for them! Think about it, you’re either helping to pay for your landlord’s mortgage down via your monthly rent or building your own wealth. It does take sacrifice but so worth it over time! Now they wish they had taken the leap and bought […]
Economy California Housing Market Update – Feb 2022 Click here to see a snapshot of all the California Housing Market in February for the SF Bay Area, Southern California, Central Valley, Central Coast and Far Northern California. California median home prices are back to double digit growth; Condos/Townhomes set a new record; Condos continue to outpace single family homes in this report. And […]
Buyers SOLD!! Single Family Home in Watsonville [video] SOLD!!! Join me in congratulating my happy new homeowner! Dreams do come true! Welcome back to California! 636 Peartree Drive Watsonville CA 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, 2 Car Garage Delighted to assist my buyer to find that perfect single story, single family home in Watsonville, California. Our client wanted to move back to Monterey Bay […]
SAN MATEO COUNTY The #1 Home Value Site Online Besides Zillow, there are numerous sites that give you an instant value of your home. There are also two other respected sites that I use frequently. In order to find out the #1 home valuation site online, I’m asking for your help to let me know which site, in your opinion, comes closest to your […]
Homeowners Excellent Time To Sell In Today’s Sellers’ Market 2021 was a GREAT market for sellers! 2021 sets the stage for 2022 with higher median prices & lowest home inventory we’ve ever seen! We’ve seen the return of the sales cycle … Buyers are unrelenting; California is a state full of very rich people! Wealth continues to grow with higher income mostly Silicon Valley […]
SANTA CLARA COUNTY Lynne MacFarlane – Top Listing Agent – Units, Volume and Producer Dec 2021
Housing Market Presentation – MLSlistings Silicon Valley and Coastal Regions SFH Overview Dec 2021 | Lynne MacFarlane, Realtor MLSListings Silicon Valley and Coastal Regions Single-Family Homes Market Overview Dec 2021 from Lynne Watanabe-MacFarlane
Building Wealth Presentation on Silicon Valley’s Top Real Estate Questions From Buyers and Sellers Silicon Valley Real Estate Questions – Top Question for 2022 from Lynne Watanabe-MacFarlane This is a presentation that I recently gave about the top questions that homeowners and buyers would like to know about 2022  in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally. The average equity gain in California in a year (Nov 2020 – […]
Aptos Aptos Multigen SFH or Rental | Aptos, Santa Cruz County Home Tour [VIDEO] ‘Sheltering in Place’ has created many changes to people’s living situation.  It has allowed  employees of many Bay Area companies to work remotely, and it’s now very common to see people move out of state and take early retirement.  Employees with corporate jobs have also been able to expand their commute travel radius (1-2 hrs […]