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The Orinda March 2014 home sales report for homes that closed escrow reflects the exclusive nature of luxury property sales – few homes on the market and prices are currently holding steady.  No foreclosure or short sales took place in March. On average Orinda homes are selling quickly.  Homes th...
04/01/2014
The Los Altos Hills March 2014 home sales report for homes that closed escrow reflects the exclusive nature of luxury property sales – few homes on the market and prices are currently holding steady.  All homes that completed sale in March or are now on the market carry a price over $2,000,000.  ...
04/01/2014
The Palo Alto March 2014 home sales report for homes that closed escrow in March reflects the availability of few homes under $1M, both for single family homes and condos.  Only four of the 29 homes on the market today are priced under $1M (all condos). On average Palo Alto homes are selling quic...
04/01/2014
Another great sipping wine I'm stocking up on to enjoy this summer is Elizabeth Spencer 2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay.  For those who prefer a crisp, balanced Chardonnay that is light and refreshing - this is it.  Elizabeth Spencer Wines produced two 2012 Chardonnays:  Rutherford Napa Valley and So...
03/31/2014
Not long ago, Round Pond Estate was the top pick of my chilled summer wines with their 2010 Sauvignon Blanc.  With release of their 2013 vintage, they're back on top.  The 2013 release brings back the clean, crisp balance of fruit and acidity that peaks at the perfect summer drinking temperature....
03/26/2014
Welcome back to Real Estate Jargon, aka, simple explanations of real estate terms.  Today we’re looking at the term “all values being equal” as it applies to real estate sales in general and real estate investment in particular.  This term, similar to the popular “all things being equal,” has a s...
03/26/2014
Rental property is a dynamic investment, subject to changing market trends and the current condition of the properties in your portfolio.  One of the simplest ways to stay on top of your real estate investments is by conducting an annual property management checkup.  Whether you’re an active inve...
03/25/2014
Implementing an effective rental property inspection strategy is one of the most important functions of property management.  Whether an owner inspects themselves or delegates the task to a property manager, inspections should be performed on a regular basis according to the terms of the lease an...
03/24/2014
Conducting a successful For Sale By Owner open house can be a difficult and time-consuming task for a seller.  Unless they’ve been through the process before, owners typically don’t have at their fingertips the materials and experience needed to efficiently plan, promote, prepare, conduct and fol...
03/17/2014
Making a profit in the residential rental business starts with buying the right rental properties.  This may seem obvious, but far too often new and experienced investors alike buy properties that simply don’t meet enough of their own investment criteria to result in an acceptable level of profit...
03/09/2014
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