If you are desperately searching to find your home or to uncover a great investment property – you just might want to consider looking for an off market property!
Cons To San Francisco Living Get Omitted
I came across an article a little while back on Redfin where they were discussing the pros and cons of San Francisco living. As someone that is pretty familiar with San Francisco, I was surprised more by what they left out than what the included.
7% Rates Kill Local Home Sales!
The recent increase in national interest rates has caused quite a stir in the real estate industry, and it is not surprising that many prospective homebuyers are feeling the pinch. With nearly 7% rates, it’s no secret that home sales will decline.
Home Sales And Sketchy Headlines
When headlines imply things are better than they feel, it is always good to take a closer look. January home sales headlines are a good example.
Open Houses – Simple Truth
One of the strange points of contention in the world of real estate is open houses. How does something so simple result in so many different opinions?
6 Secrets Sellers MUST Know Today!
We are now in a market we have not seen in nearly a decade. These secrets sellers must know will make sure that their agents are delivering the results they need for success.
National Rent Control?
The data is clear, rent control does not work. The idea of imposing national rent control just makes a bad idea even worse.
2007 Repeat In 2023 Real Estate Crash?
It is hard not to see all the media outlets painting a tolerable picture of what to expect in 2023. Most of the mainstream folks point to a possible 4%-6% value drop over 2023. Lets talk about what might be a 2023 real estate crash!
12 Real Estate Questions For Your Agent
As the market shifts, inventories grows, sales prices drop and the the time it takes a home to sell stretches further out. So lets cover some real estate questions to ask agents you interview.
Real Estate Ego Showdown
Dealing with real estate egos in transactions can be challenging, but it’s important to remember that the goal is to close the deal.
The Truth About Lies
Determining how honest the people you are interacting with can be critical in protecting your interests. In real estate, where you are usually selling your greatest asset or buying your biggest asset – being able to root out the truth can save you thousands and a big pile of headaches. Today we will discuss the truth about lies, how to spot them and what to do about it when you do!
Buyers Beware! (Sellers Too!)
Any time a market starts to pivot in a new direction, you will find folks trying to sell you on ideas using data that seems relevant, but isn’t. I have recently encountered this reality and I wanted to share ways to understand the concept and to avoid being taken in by it. So join me in the conversation to help buyers beware by avoid being taken for a ride!
Selling Your Home In 2023? Prepare Now!
As we wrap up 2022, it is a good idea to think about what you would like to accomplish in 2023. If you are considering selling your home in 2023, you should get started right now to get ready so that you will achieve the highest price and best terms! So lets do a quick rundown on what should be on your checklist to prepare for a successful home sale!
Silicon Valley Loosing 35k+ Residents!
The overall population of Silicon Valley has been decreasing for several years. We are now at the biggest loss in decades. Lets talk about the why behind the drop and what effect it might have on our local real estate markets.
Eviction Moratorium – Fair Or Unfair?
Alameda County and San Francisco both extended the COVID related eviction moratorium. That is over two and a half YEARS that landlords have potentially gone without getting paid rent. Is that fair? What would be fair? In todays show, I want to hear back from you on what you think! I offer what I think makes sense, but that does not mean it is the only solution out there. So chime in and let me know what you think!
Home Prices In 2023 Set To Rise?
I came across an interesting article where the Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors suggests that home prices in 2023 will go up by about 1%. We will chat about that and offer up an alternative viewpoint – particularly regarding what is likely to happen right here in Silicon Valley.
Buying A Home – Step 1 Toward The Dream!
I get so many questions about where to begin when buying a home, I thought I would put together a show that really does start at the beginning to get you headed in the right direction. There will be more shows to follow that cover other aspects of the home buying experience, but this should get you off to a good start!
Mortgage Lending Meltdown Coming!
Even when rates drop a bit, we are not seeing an uptick in new mortgages. What does this mean for the market? Where do we go from here? This is likely just one more element that will force home prices down! Join me in discussing how this mortgage lending meltdown might shape up in todays show!