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What It’s Like To Live In Alameda’s East End

Alameda’s East end is one of the most desirable parts of the island, especially for people who have never been to Alameda before. But what is it actually like to live there? Here are a few things...
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Homebuyer Tips | Why Read Your Title Report

The Title Report is often the most overlooked part of your disclosure packet but definitely something you need to spend a little time on...
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Should you buy now or wait for the crash?

Wow, what a way to finish up Q3! Today, I want to share a few anecdotes about a few things I've observed over the last quarter, as we are now well into quarter four. I hope this Bay Area housing...
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Zillow is dumping 7,000 homes at a discount

Zillow is offloading 7,000 homes, laying off a quarter of its staff, and taking huge losses. But why do we care? Today, let’s talk about Zillow. Let’s look at what this pause in their iBuyer...
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Five Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Real Estate Agent

It always blows my mind when I read statistics like the average home buyer interviews less than one agent before deciding who to hire. Maybe that's because you don't know the right questions to ask...
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Newsom ends single-family zoning in California | California Senate Bill 8, 9, and 10

"That's it. It's over. From today onwards, there will be no more single-family houses allowed in California." Well, that's not exactly true. There was Senate Bill 9, specifically, signed by Gavin...

Seller Tips

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Is the market speeding up or slowing down? — An East Bay real estate market update for late September 2020

As recently as last year, late September is usually the time that things start to slow down and start to sleep as we approach the holidays. As we get closer to October, there is typically less buyer...
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Have you been working out? | An East Bay real estate market update amid COVID, BLM activism, wild fires, Unemployment, and all the news of people leaving the state

“Have you been working out? You look great and I’m impressed with how much you can lift these days.” That’s my attempt at a joke regarding the East Bay real estate market right now. Seriously...
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Negotiations Part 3 | 7 Strategies for Home Buyers and Sellers | Bay Area Real Estate Tips

So you’ve watched my Real Estate negotiation tips for home buyers and sellers. This time let’s talk about other general strategies you can do to better your chances when negotiating to officially...
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Negotiations Part 2 | Tips for Home Sellers

Your house is staged, it’s beautiful, it got tons of views online, and a lot of people want to see it! Now, how do you turn this attention into an offer? Watch my negotiation tips for home sellers...
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Define Agency | Agency Defined | What is agency and why should you care?

Agency is a critical and foundational concept to the relationship you have with your agent...

Market Updates

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Bay Area Housing Market Update Q4 2021

Wow, what a way to finish up Q3! Today, I want to share a few anecdotes about a few things I've observed over the last quarter, as we are now well into quarter four. I hope this Bay Area housing...
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How will 2021 finish up? | Are we going to see a flattening market?

Lumber supplies trending back up, existing inventory finally starting to tick back up, people getting excited again with the good news-- are we finally going to see a flattening market? In this video...
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High Inflation, Disrupted Supply Chain, Low Affordability, and Low Interest Rates–Where exactly are we going?

Is it time to panic yet? Where are we going? There's a lot of talk and many headlines, both locally and nationally, around housing correction. When people hear "housing correction," they immediately...
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An Unprecedented Seller’s Market, Super Low inventory, Prices at All-time Highs, and How We Got Here | Bay Area Housing Market 2021

An unprecedented seller's market, super low inventory, prices are all-time highs, equity spreads are huge right now, and interest rates are at historic lows, or at least have been darn close if...
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Bay Area Real Estate Market Update for August 2021 | Preemptive Offers, Shrinking Competition, and Anecdotes from On-the-Ground

Just when you thought you had figured it out. Shrinking competition, preemptive offers, and top-end buyers duking it out? Today, I wanted to do a market update to share some anecdotes, thoughts, and...
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Did the Bay Area Real Estate Market just shift?

When is the market going to turn? Maybe it already has. I know that the title might have piqued your attention, so let's get started. Today, I have another Bay Area Real Estate market update for you...
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