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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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
Homeowners Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial increase in bidding wars, and homes are selling fast. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), on average, houses are receiving over four offers from buyers and they’re selling in less than three […]
Building Wealth Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87% – the best investment plan 85% – the […]
Buyers Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial Decision In today’s housing market, there are clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, the chance to build your net worth, and appreciating home values, just to name a few. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to think about how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive into three often-overlooked financial benefits […]
Alameda August 24 2020 – Wildfires in Bay Area & Creating a Wildfire Safety Plan [Video]  Today in this video we share the areas of the wildfires in the Greater SF Bay Area. We also discuss the importance of creating a Wildfire Safety Plan for Older Adults who are living alone. Also, please note that if you and your family have evacuated Intero has a special discount with Country Inn […]
Buyers Our Life in 2020 [Original Video] We’re all trying to figure out life during this health crisis. We all have different needs, our priorities have shifted and our lives have been permanently been effected. We’ve learned how much our lives are intertwined with services, businesses but most importantly, our friends and family. How has your life changed since March 2020? My […]
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Buyers Open Houses During a Zombie Apocalypse [Video]   Residential real estate is considered an essential service, but we no longer host public open houses during health crises. You may wonder how realtors show properties these days. Well, we do this mindfully with our clients’ health and safety in mind. Firstly, before entry, all visitors must sign a PEAD-V form and we schedule […]
Accessory Dwelling Units Adding Value To Your Home Here are some ways to add value to your current home. Some are relatively inexpensive, such as painting trim or adding new bark for curb appeal, but solar panels are expensive and depending on the next home buyer, it may not get the direct return as expected (plus solar technology is always advancing). There are […]
Articles Will The Corona Virus Create A Housing Crisis …And Our New Norms Concerns about the impact COVID-19 will have on the global and local economy are real. They’re scary too as the health and wellness of our friends, families, and loved ones are high on everyone’s emotional radar. While we don’t know the exact impact the virus will have on the housing market, we do know that […]
Homeowners 5 Tax Benefits to Owning a Home When Filing for 2019 Taxes Homeownership has its benefits, especially when tax filling time comes around. But the rules have changed in recent years, so it’s best to familiarize yourself with what deductions and credits are currently available.
Articles CA Prop 60/90: Transfer of Base Year Value for Age 55 & Over Happy 2020! Hi friends~ As we head into another property tax season, it is important for homeowners and investors to better understand CA’s Proposition 60 and 90 (Prop 60 & 90), which provide certain tax relief for qualified homeowners age 55 or over. Understanding Prop 60 & 90 Prop 60 & 90 are initiatives both […]
Buyers 3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting. 1. Buying a Home is a Great Investment Several reports indicate that real estate is a good investment, topping other options such as gold, […]
Homeowners Savvy Millennials “House Hacking” Their Way To Homeownerhip
Homeowners Should I Refinance My Home? With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance. To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of the most common ones: Lower your interest […]
Homeowners The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain […]
Homeowners Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House Every month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors Confidence Index. In the latest release, NAR reported that homeowners have been reluctant to sell their houses. This is reflected when broken down by state. Only 11 states have a stable level of seller traffic compared to the remainder of the […]