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Housing costs in California are high, whether you’re buying or renting, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area.  So, some families are thinking outside the box, to cover their housing bases.  A KTVU article by Jesse Gary last month noted that applications to build in-law units has risen sharp...
There has been much discussion, over the past few years, about what is responsible for the ongoing shortage of available housing inventory.  But a February article by Freddie Mac points to what may be one of the most significant contributing factors.  Freddie Mac’s article highlights their 2018 r...
There may be no better time to buy a home than right now. Interest rates have fallen back to a national average of 4% for 30-year fixed loans ( California Association of Realtors reports that cooling housing prices are combining with lower interest rates and improving ...
Only 12 states of 50 don’t routinely involve attorneys in the sale of residential real estate, allowing most closings to be handled by title and escrow companies, lenders and real estate agents.  But 26 states require that attorneys either handle the closing, or at a minimum, prepare all transfer...
According to, the top 10 places to live in San Francisco for Millennials in 2019 are Mission Bay, Showplace Square, South Beach, Telegraph Hill, South of Market, Lower Haight, Nob Hill, Mint Hill, Dolores and Polk Gulch.  These rankings are based on data from the US Census and other off...
     Welcome home! Beautifully remodeled four-bedroom, three-bath Pleasanton home, with one bedroom and full bath on first floor. New kitchen, with granite counters and island, with breakfast bar. New Laminate flooring in living room, family room and kitchen. New tile floors in bathrooms. New car...
Yes, real estate is a relationship business.  But it's about more than the relationship between our clients and ourselves, or between ourselves and fellow Realtors.  What I've come to appreciate is the critical importance of the relationship between a broker and the agents in her or her office an...
Come home to your three-bedroom, two-bath, on a 1/3 Acre parcel, court location in Fremont.  Expand the main house, build a separate in-law unit, and still have plenty of room left for a pool and garden.  Wow! Wonderful opportunity to create your family's dream home. Original condition home, just...
Probate real estate sales in California can be simple or complex, depending upon your specific situation.  And there are usually many other details to manage in an estate, besides the sale of real property.  As an Administrator or Executor of an estate, what do you do first?  Can you handle thing...
Piedmont has a rich history, reflected today in its many one-of-a-kind homes, designed by a small group of talented early 20th Century architects, including Albert Farr.  Piedmont, CA, began as a 600 acre parcel purchased from Don Luis Peralta in 1852 by Walter Blair, for $1.25 an acre.  Blair bu...

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