Location Archives: dublin

How to Win a Bidding War

Imagine your dream house pops up for sale. You rush to see it and want to submit an offer. Unfortunately, ten other people are doing the exact same thing. Here are the steps you need to take to have the best chance of winning a bidding war without overpaying. Sometimes buyers lose a bidding war because […]

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REOs? Short Sales? They’ve All But Disappeared

Our MLS system allows us agents to save search templates. One of mine that I check often is a quick search of short sales and REOs for sale in Pleasanton, Dublin, Danville, Blackhawk, Alamo, Diablo, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda. My neck’s of the woods. This morning produced the lowest count I’ve […]

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Permits for Home Improvements

Homeowners find themselves doing home improvements in  need of  a new roof, or a new water heater, electrical etc with  bids from contractors includes cost of permit etc….. Homeowner assumes all work is being done to code and permit protects them……..NOT so fast………this is what has been happening throughout the Bay Area with certain contractors….. Permit […]

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Understanding Affordable Housing In Downtown Danville

Before we all get too caught up in the hysteria over the proposed affordable housing in downtown Danville, let’s take a look at the actual income requirements that these new residents would have to meet. First, remember that the State of California requires that a portion of new development in all towns be “affordable,” and […]

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Buyers-Consider FHA 203K loans

Why should buyers consider FHA 203K loans? Because of this market.  The competition is fierce with low inventory. Many homes left are in need of a repair…..This is where a 203K loan can leverage a buyer to get into a location or school system previously unaffordable. 203K FHA loans are rehab loans. There are two separate […]

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