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Market Update: Keeping Your Smart Home A Safe One Too!

Isn’t it ironic that the steps we take to make our homes safer, more efficient and more convenient can cause us to be more vulnerable along the way? There is no better example than smart home technology… Nest, Ring, Abode, … Continue reading

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Senior Spotlight: Seller Stats From CAR®

There are some times when we let the numbers do the talking – and this week is one of them! Based upon the 2018 State of the Consumer from REACT (Real Estate Analysis: Consumer Trends) & the California Association of … Continue reading

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Designations Create Distinctions: Course Offerings At-A-Glance

Look: we get it! April is flying by, the days are getting warmer (mostly!) and you might be too busy to peer out from behind your sunglasses to see what is happening inside the classroom. But we also know that … Continue reading

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Monday Market Update: Global Real Estate Info Session (Open To All: This Thursday!)

Have you ever wondered why 9 million Americans have chosen to live overseas, or why 700,000 US retirees are receiving Social Security abroad? Have you wondered what it would be like to invest in a growing offshore economy, or what … Continue reading

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Senior Spotlight: 8 States Push For Family Caregiver Tax Credits

Nearly every one of us knows someone who is helping care for an aging loved one. And while the love for those closest to us is priceless, the actual cost is anything but cheap. According to a recent article in … Continue reading

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Monday Market Update: Mortgage Application Surge Follows Largest One-Week Decline In Decade

WOW. This was supposed to be THE year for rising rates, right? Much of the media speculation centered around what could happen in 2019 focused on the big window of refinancing being over, and the concern of buyers getting priced … Continue reading

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Senior Spotlight: Combatting Age Discrimination With AI

Here in Silicon Valley, it would be entirely irresponsible to forego technology applications in our discussions about aging. Up until this point, much of the data surrounding innovation and older adults has focused on health monitoring, fall prevention, family communications … Continue reading

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CIPS®: Coming To SILVAR® In June (Don’t Miss This One!)

We could not be more pleased to announce that our 5-Day Certified International Property Specialist Institute (CIPS®) is coming to the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors® in June! This once-a-year opportunity will guide you through the expansion of your business … Continue reading

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Monday Market Update: Don’t Be Fooled By These Times To Call In The Pros

It’s April Fool’s Day… but there are some tricks you should not fall for at any time of year! When I saw this infographic from our friends at the California Association of Realtors®, I just new it was the perfect … Continue reading

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Senior Spotlight: Aging In Place Is NOT A Priority After All

A common school of thought among the aging population is that moving is a last resort. Up until recently, some studies have even corroborated the notion that aging in place is an ideal among those aged 60 and older. But … Continue reading

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