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Real Estate Agent - Norman- Hill Properties /Crown Key Realty
What's the Big Deal about Title Insurance I just read an Article by The Biltmore Letter that reminded me, again, why it's so important to read the Title Report AND get Title Insurance. It's a very informative article. Here is the Clif-Notes version.   1. Person selling the property actually owns ...
1223 Mountain Side Ct - Concord CA $640,000 MLS 40579238 5bedroom/4.5bath, 3358 Sq Ft, Walnut Creek Border! Elegant home in Montecito Gated Community Click for Slide Show Big Kitchen that Opens to Family Room Spacious Master Suite with deck, upstairs.  3-Rm Guest Suite downstairs, 2-Rm Guest Suit...
40 Pennington Court - Crockett CA $405,000 MLS 40576305 4bedroom/3bath, 2476 Sq Ft,  Magnificent Hill-top Crockett Home with Million Dollar Panoramic Views  Click for Slide Show   Forever views of bridges, Carquinez Straits, San Pablo Bay and surrounding hills. One of the rare Vista Carquinez hom...
SPRING We are seeing an increase in inventory, an increase in serious buyers... not just lookylooz, and new life everywhere. Birds are playfully singing up a storm, building nests and feeding young ones.It looks, sounds, smells and feels like spring.  Last week was sunny and clear with the temper...
What to tell your Buyers when their offer is too much on one deal and then not enough on another. We do our research, we analyze the data, we inform and instruct our pre-approved buyers, we put out our best offer with a well crafted cover letter and still they don't get their offer accepted. We f...
    Catch a Wave   … the market is turning Mike and I just returned from our vacation, which included 4 days in Tahiti. While we were gone, the Real Estate market, here in Contra Costa County, began showing signs of turning...we knew it was coming...  We are back and Norman-Hill Properties is bus...
Why Invest in Real Estate.... … instead of Stocks, Bonds, Gold Etc. Because the average investor may generate more profits with Real Estate investments than Stock Market Investments.  Find the right property, at the right price and rent it for a profit.  Yes, you have to learn how to do all these...
What you don't learn from your parents... life will teach you! Like many of you, Mike and I had three "teachers"; Our parents, our schools and life.  Over the years we have learned. Either by listening to (or watching)our parents, doing the assigned homework, or making those proverbial "mistakes"...
  So what does one do when one retires? Not an  easy question to address. It seems so easy when Mike and I were only day-dreaming about it. Now that it's really here, we have to execute all those "someday" plans that we have been talking about.   To begin with... here is my new "Office", with a "...

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