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By Valerie Crowell, Broker Associate
(Keller Williams)
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It’s hard to beat the systemWhen we’re standing at a distanceSo we keep waitingWaiting on the world to change ~John Mayer I hear it all of the time.  We’re going to wait.  Wait to buy, wait to sell, wait for the real estate world to change.  I get it.  No one wants to make a mistake with the lar...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
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Poor Richard, the First Time Home Buyer  If I've learned anything in the current political environment it's that you can't make people see things they choose not to look for.  But what about the opposite?  What happens when the truth is hard to find?  Or, better still, what if the question at han...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
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Lock Watch for the Week of 8/13/2018 Volatility-O-Meter:More dog days but the situation in Turkey could get interesting and it's worth keeping an eye on.  If Friday's trend continues, stocks would suffer and the US bond market would benefit.  This assumes rationality. Economicalendar (all times a...

By Doug Buenz, The 680 Group
(Venture | Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Exquisitely designed Lafayette home with views of Mt. Diablo. 4 Bedrooms, 3 full Bathrooms, 2 half Bathrooms, 4460 sq ft home on almost 3 acres with infinity pool, outdoor loggia with fireplace and outdoor kitchen. Represented buyers of this property. SOLD! 810 Mountain View Drive, Lafayette, CA ...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
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How to Get a Jumbo Mortgage After Foreclosure Fallout  When economic war ravaged the real estate market a decade ago, statistics show that peak foreclosure activity in the US occurred somewhere in 2010, but that we continued to experience an elevated level through at least 2013.  Therefore, at th...

By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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Brentwood Ca Open House August 26, 2018This Four Bedroom Two Bath Brentwood CA Home for Sale 94513 is open Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 1-4 p.m.This amazing home has a completely remodeled Kitchen featuring Granite Counter Tops and Stainless-Steel Appliances. The bathrooms have been fully remodel...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
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Feasibility Analysis is a product that all 203k consultant’s offer An excellent tool for investors and others who are wanting to know how much to offer on a property. We were asked to do a Feasibility Analysis on a home in Point Richmond, CA. It was a very old home that hadn’t seen any paint in w...

By Doug Buenz, The 680 Group
(Venture | Sotheby’s International Realty)
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SOLD! 2678 Twin Creeks Dr, San Ramon, CA 94583 Overview Maps Photos Market Stats IDX Search $1,015,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms 2 Full Bathrooms Interior: 1,713 sqft Lot: 5,175 sqft Year Built: 1978 Location 2678 Twin Creeks Dr San Ramon, CA 94583 USA Doug BuenzVenture | Sothe...

By Doug Buenz, The 680 Group
(Venture | Sotheby’s International Realty)
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SOLD! 5576 London Way, San Ramon, CA 94582 Overview Maps Photos Market Stats IDX Search $1,440,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms 3 Full Bathrooms Interior: 3,423 sqft Lot: 7,572 sqft Year Built: 2007 Location 5576 London Way San Ramon, CA 94582 USA Doug BuenzVenture | Sotheby's Int...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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Antioch CA- This is a wonderful home located in a quiet Cul-De-Sac. The property sits next to open space and has no rear neighbors. This incredibly private and peaceful space is a perfect place to let your little ones run free.  This home sits on a lot that is over 8500 sq ft and has a large rear...

By Valerie Crowell, Broker Associate
(Keller Williams)
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By Doug Buenz, The 680 Group
(Venture | Sotheby’s International Realty)
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This fabulous luxury home blends old world craftsmanship with contemporary design. It features the finest in modern amenities, including a spacious open floor plan, state of the art kitchen and baths, and designer accents and finishes throughout. The amazing rear yard is a suburban oasis, with ko...

By Doug Buenz, The 680 Group
(Venture | Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Imagine a pristine contemporary home with designer upgrades throughout. Imagine an elegant living and dining room perfectly suited for entertaining. Imagine cooking meals in a modern, open kitchen. Imagine relaxing and watching TV next to the cozy fireplace in the family room. Imagine a luxurious...

By Doug Buenz, The 680 Group
(Venture | Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Gorgeous Gale Ranch Home! Gourmet kitchen upgrades including Stainless Steel appliances, slab counters and center island. Upgraded 20×20 tile flooring and hardwood floors, recessed lighting, plantation shutters, ceiling fans, inside upstairs laundry, alarm and charming patio area. Represented buy...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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Antioch CA – I recently received a question from Dan. Here was Dan’s Question.“I recently purchased another home and tried to sell my former home. It isn’t selling and I can’t afford to make both payments. The home won’t rent for even 1/2 of the mortgage payment.An agent told me the house is wort...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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Antioch CA – The I  recently received a question from Susan about short sales. Here was Susan’s Question.“My home is scheduled to be going on the courthouse steps in about 2 months. I had thought about short selling, but a friend told me I wouldn’t have enough time to do it.Because of that I didn...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where one of the homes for sale seems to sit for an especially long time with fewer and fewer people viewing it? It’s a nice enough home, right? Lots of curb appeal and you’ve seen the interior and it’s delightful.So, why isn’t it selling?In a word?Overpriced...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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Yes, short sales can actually help preserve home values in a neighborhood. Here is why.Most people short sell their home while they are still living in the home. They are maintaining the home, mowing the yard, keeping the air conditioning on, etc.Most bank owned properties are empty for 3-6 month...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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Didn’t they tell us years ago that we’d be a “paperless society” in the near future? Somebody forgot to tell the real estate industry. There must be a form for every single step in the selling process when selling your home.In all fairness, real estate is fully in the 21st century, with online do...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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Antioch CA – A home owner thinking of a short sale recently asked us why they should short sale versus just walking away and letting their lender foreclose on the home. We gave them the normal answer: “It’s much better for your credit.”That was the first thing that popped into our head. But, I kn...

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