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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty
June 2008 Bay Area Home Sale Activity reported in the San Francisco Chronicle show that sales are up in cities that have been hit hard by foreclosures. The chart below shows comparison of number of the sales to last years sales for the month of June and is reporting resale single family residence...
Your kids (or family members) need a little help with the down payment to get them into the world of home-ownership. You have a lot of equity just sitting in your house “Lazy Money” and need a place to invest it that will offer security and good potential gains. The stock market is not appealing ...
Know before you Go! Buy or Refinance. 1. Pay all bills on time each month. 30-day late payment can affect your credit score up to 107 points. 2. Do not quit your Job while in a Real Estate transaction. 3. Do not open or close any accounts, Do not purchase an Automobile (while in a real estate tr...
The following chart shows the current real estate market data available today from the Contra Costa MLS. Click on a link to view the current listings of REOs (real estate owned or bank owned properties) in Concord, Clayton, Martinez, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Lamorinda area, Brentwood, Bay Poi...
I recently started using the Money Merge Account System which will effectively pay down my mortgage in a fraction of the time. This is an amazing interest reducing stand-alone software program which helps manage your income and expenses to pay down your home mortgage. This is not a new concept, ...
The re-assessment of property taxes is due!! I talked with the assesor's office this morning and they would like the decline in value form filed by the end of May 2008. However, the form may be filed later, but the assessment may be delayed. Please call or email me for a free comparative market a...
The real estate market in Contra Costa County is showing definite signs of recovery. The table below shows that east county (Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood and Oakley) is improving dramatically with an average of 2.4 months of inventory on 5/27/08 compared with an average 9.7 months of inventory o...
The 13th annual Clayton Art & Wine festival is this weekend, May 3rd and 4th starting at 10am each day.  This is a great way to spend the day (or part of it anyway) tasting wines, perusing the arts and crafts and visiting with family, friends and neighbors. And of course enjoying the ongoing live...
I received a call this morning from Carol Lloyd, who is writing an article for the San Francisco Chronicle Business section regarding the real estate market conditions in Antioch, CA. She found my web site because I have been reporting real time market stats (example to the left). She asked me t...
This lovely Dana Hills home sits on approximately .23 acre of beautifully landscaped, level property. The grandeur begins as you enter the tile entry and hallway opening into the living room ~ featuring soaring ceilings and a separate formal dining room. The downstairs includes a full bedroom an...

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