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as a full service, full time agent, I want to share what my buyers and sellers are asking, their concerns, what I see happening while out there pounding that pavement....
                  This Sunday I am holding open a condo at 2171Mission in San Francisco. It's a 4 bedroom-2 bath light filled condo in the heart of the Mission District. This contemporary, spacious top floor condo also features: Views of Twin Peaks, gas appliances and granite countertops in kitch...
One of the many things I love about being a Realtor is that every day is different, and that I am always out and about and learning new things.  Change and knowledge keep me fresh and constantly evolving, staying current and on top of things. So here we go again. Our Keller Williams Bay Area Fran...
  The Montclair Area in Oakland has experienced a small drop in home sale prices when comparing the previous two years. This area had an average sales price of $789,000 so far for the first three quarters of 2010. In comparison, average sales price in Montclair in 2008 was $861,400 and in 2009, a...
              We saw some really nice homes on tour today in Kensington, CA. One of my favorites is the one shown above, and just minutes from the shops along Arlington Blvd. This home is located in a park like setting and has a small creek in the front yard. The architecture is rustic and comtem...
This weekend Actual Cafe located on San Pablo and Alcatraz is having a laptop free weekend. Yes, the Cafe does have WiFi but laptop users are being asked to turn them off. The idea is to create an environment where people sitting near each other would tune in to their environment and the people,...
Some lenders are really getting on the program.  It's called the "Short Pay Refinance." Realizing the cost and time involved in foreclosing on a home, some lenders are willing to work with homeowners wanting to stay  their homes. One approach is the "Short Pay Refi." Basically, it is the payoff o...
I just wanted to share a main topic of conversation at out staff meeting this week. Pending sales have increased due to an increase in buyers, low interest rates, and prolonged escrow periods.  Increased competition, low inventory, it's that story we have heard many times over, the law of supply ...
Albany continues maintain the home values the town is so well know for. Factors atrributing to this include the coveted school district, the walkable neighborhoods, and the casual home town feel of the main shopping district.  See the sales vs. list price for 2008 and 2009 below. The third quarte...
That saying is really true. Real estate is local.  While sales prices in some areas of Oakland have decreased significantly in the last few years, the Temescal Area maintains it's value. Home sales prices even edged slightly upward when comparing 2008 vs. 2009 Sales Prices. For a pdf copy of the ...

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