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Can I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Agent?

Can I buy or sell a home without a Real Estate Agent? Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding wars—for homes in the most sought-after neighborhoods. This has led some sellers to question the need …

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East Bay Homebuyers and Sellers Want to Know: Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?

East Bay Homebuyers and Sellers Want to Know: Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?

While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can it last? When COVID-related shutdowns began in March 2020, real estate brokers across the U.S. and clients scrambled to respond to the shift. Record-low interest rates caused some lenders to call a halt to new underwriting, and homeowners …

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Preparing to Put Your East Bay Home on the Market? 5 Inspiring Home Design & Remodeling Trends for 2021

Preparing to Put Your East Bay Home on the Market? 5 Inspiring Home Design & Remodeling Trends for 2021

Preparing to Put Your East Bay Home on the Market? 5 Inspiring Home Design & Remodeling Trends for 2021: Due to Covid, we have all spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And for many of us, our homes have become our office, classroom, gym—and most importantly, our safe haven during …

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New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing inventory, the time is right to also make some homeownership resolutions for 2021. Home …

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Glenn’s Almond Roca

Glenn’s Almond Roca. Per Batch 1 lb butter 2 cups sugar 14 Hershey bars (individual size- broken into 3-piece squares) 1/3 lb finely chopped almonds TIPS I find that old Revere Ware pans are better than Analon or Circulon for caramelizing. Caramel should be runny in consistency and a true caramel color- novice candy makers …

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View of the San Francisco East Bay from Mount Diablo in Walnut Creek

Avoiding Capital Gains Taxes With a 1031 Exchange

Understanding a 1031 Exchange: A 1031 exchange, otherwise known as a tax-deferred exchange is a simple strategy and method for selling one property, that’s qualified, and then proceeding with an acquisition of another property (also qualified) within a specific time frame. The logistics and process of selling a property and then buying another property are …

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5 Steps When Selling: Stand out Above the Competition

1. Take note as the market changes Are you concerned about the effect climbing interest rates could have on the recent seller’s market? With the median list price of properties up and inventories growing compared to last year, there is definitely some cause for concern. Prospective homebuyers have more homes to look at, and their dollar doesn’t …

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