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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 ...

How to WIN a Bay Area Bidding War

So how do you succeed in one of the East Bay's most competitive markets that employs a bidding war strategy? Well, that's what we're going to talk about today. ...

Can you afford a house in ALAMEDA, CA? ($2,000,000)

You are here on blog number three of my "What the Money Bought" series. Today, we're talking about what you can get in a house in Alameda at the $2,000,000 price point. ...

Can you afford a house in ALAMEDA, CA? ($1,500,000)

What can you buy with $1.5 million in a house in Alameda? Well, let's continue with our series of "What the Money Bought." ...

Can you afford a house in ALAMEDA, CA? ($1,000,000)

What do you actually get for a million dollars in a house in Alameda? Let's find out. ...

Due Diligence Checklist and Tips

Due diligence. Boring, right? Wrong! Today, I want to share some tips, tricks, and a bit of a checklist for you to do due diligence on your real estate transaction here in the Bay Area. For a fact, ...

Seller Tips

Does Solar Increase Property Value? | Solar Pitfalls When Buying A House | Oakland | Alameda

Are you planning to add solar to your property or make an offer to a property that has solar in it? Solar power systems are near and dear to my heart as I used to sell them before, when I was training ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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Market Price Vs. Market Value | Bay Area Market Update Q2

Today, we're going to talk about something a little different than what we usually talk about—the distinction between market price and market value. I wanted to do this as sort of a market update ...
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Exuberant Spending | Bay Area Housing Market Update Q2 2021

"A housing bubble is started by excessive demand, then it leads to inadequate supply, and then exuberant spending really pushes and inflates the housing bubble further." With all these bidding wars in ...
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Bay Area Housing Market Update Q1 2021 | Should we worry about the mortgage interest rates?

I am seriously nauseous from this market. It's out of control. In this market update, I want to talk about some of the things I see on the ground-- some actual stories of bidding situations that I've ...
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Real Estate Bubble: Are we in one? Here’s what buyers and sellers should know

Last Wednesday, ABC7 news anchor Reggie Aqui invited me over to his show to talk about the state of real estate in the Bay Area. Are we in a real estate bubble? Here’s a summary of what we talked ...
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I think WE ARE in a housing bubble | Bay Area Housing Market 2021 update

What the f---? A couple of months ago, I put out a video on YouTube talking about the housing bubble and how I didn't think we were in one. At the time, I had some good reasons to think that. ...
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Bay Area Real Estate Market 2021 Prediction

Something in yesterday's Alameda Journal just caught my attention. It's an article out of the December 18 edition called “Renter's Hunt for Deals and Short-Term Commitment.” Why do we care? It's ...

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