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Residential Home Styles –Part 3

It’s time for the final installment of our Residential Home Styles series. Today’s podcast will feature home styles ranging from English Tudors with their steep pitched multi-gabled roofs to stone cottages adorned with flowers, westernized oriental homes and just about … Continue reading

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Residential Home Styles –Part 2

Dutch Colonial. Georgian Colonial. Mid-century Modern. Italianate. You guessed it! Joe, Bobbi and Buddy are picking up from last week’s podcast and continuing the journey of the 35 home styles you will find across our country. This time we’re moving … Continue reading

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Residential Building Styles –Part 1

Is this a condo or a town house? If you’ve found yourself asking questions similar to that you’re not alone because the only way to tell the difference is by knowing the style. In fact there are 35 different building … Continue reading

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Sight Unseen Home Buying

It takes a lot of trust and a strong buyer-agent relationship to buy a property sight unseen. Here in the US these transactions are more common because we may take the professional relationship for granted, but that isn’t necessarily the … Continue reading

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10 Biggest Comeback Stories In US Real Estate

Whether it’s Rocky going the distance as an amateur boxer, Steve Jobs returning to make Apple one of the most successful companies on the planet or Robert Downey Jr. making an incredible comeback from drug addiction, we all love a … Continue reading

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Buyers, Avoid These 8 Mistakes On Your Offer

We’ve all been there before. You finally find the perfect home on the market and begin imagining your future there. Unfortunately before you can start unpacking your things, you have to make the winning bid. Today Joe, Bobbi and Buddy … Continue reading

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Market Update – Home Sales & Prices Break Records

Living in the Bay Area it’s not a surprise that home sales and prices have broken records once again.  Home prices have risen at their fastest pace since June of last year and have risen 1% since January 1st. This … Continue reading

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Where Are The Foreign Buyers Coming From And What Are They Buying?

Between April 2015 and March 2016 foreign buyers purchased $102.6 Billion of residential property here in the US; a surprising decrease from the previous year. Joe, Bobbi and Buddy break down a Sotheby’s International real estate report with all the … Continue reading

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The Sandwiched Generation

Older adults, retirees, Baby Boomers and younger Boomers. That’s a lot of titles to describe one of our largest growing populations. The National Association of Realtors classifies this group as those born between 1955-1964. Today Joe, Bobbi and Buddy break … Continue reading

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7 Steps To Avoid Moving Scams

Over 35 million American families relocate every year resulting in AARP calling us “a nation on the move”. Unfortunately this many moves have led to a 25% increase in interstate move complaints largely due to seniors getting targeted by sneaky … Continue reading

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