Location Archives: pleasanton

October Month’s-Of-Inventory Snapshot

Here’s a quick snapshot of the months-of-inventory of homes for sale in Alamo, Danville, Blackhawk, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. These markets are still on fire, however it’s much more of a buyer’s market in high-end Alamo and Blackhawk. If you were looking to sell and move-up to a more expensive area, now is […]

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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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Winning A Bidding War Because Of Facebook?

Recently, I was able to secure my clients the house of their dreams. There were multiple offers on the house and the sellers and their agent had to choose. What was the deciding factor? My Facebook page. I seemed like the kind of guy that they would like to do business with. Not my business […]

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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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Why Aren’t There Many New Listings In San Ramon?

Where are all of the new listings in San Ramon this year? Sure, just about everywhere has seen fewer homes come up for sale so far this year, but San Ramon has less than half of the new listings as it did in the first 45 days 2012.   In total, Alameda County has seen […]

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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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