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Posted on 05/20/2024
What’s Next for Home Prices and Mortgage Rates?
If you’re thinking of making a move this year, there are two housing market factors that are probably on your mind: home prices and mortgage rates. You’re wondering what’s going to happen next. And if it’s worth it to move now, or better to wait it out. The only thing you can really do is make the best...
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Posted on 05/20/2024
Thinking of Selling? You Want an Agent with These Skills
Selling your house is a big decision. Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ve probably ever made, and it’s a place where you’ve created countless memories. That combo means there’s going to be a lot of emotions involved. You want someone who understands your perspective, knows what it feels like, and is an expert at helping...
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Posted on 05/14/2024
Tips for Younger Homebuyers: How To Make Your Dream a Reality
If you’re a member of a younger generation, like Gen Z, you may be asking the question: will I ever be able to buy a home? And chances are, you’re worried that’s not going to be in the cards with inflation, rising home prices, mortgage rates, and more seemingly stacked against you. While there’s no arguing this housing...
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Posted on 05/14/2024
How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits Your Community
If you're thinking of buying or selling a house, it's important to know it doesn't just impact you—it helps out the local economy and your community, too. Every year, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) puts out a report that breaks down the financial impact that comes from people buying and selling homes (see visual below): When a...
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Posted on 05/14/2024
1183 Nikette Way, San Jose, CA 95120 is now new to the market!
Welcome to 1183 Nikette Way, highly coveted Almaden Valley. This residence spans 2820 square feet and boasts 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, resting upon a generous lot of 10,019 square feet. As you step inside, you are greeted by an impeccably designed interior that seamlessly blends a spacious living room and formal dining area, with engineered hardwood flooring that exudes warmth. A captivating fireplace adds to the ambiance. Ideal for multi-generational living, a full bedroom and bathroom are conveniently located on the first floor. The gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances a central island with an induction cooktop, serves as a...
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Posted on 05/12/2024
Your Guide to Sheltering from Extreme Weather
Sometimes when severe weather happens, the safest thing to do is remain indoors. However, for certain weather events with strong winds like tornadoes and hurricanes, there are some parts of your home that are safer than others. Here is a basic guide for how to shelter in your home to stay safe from extreme weather: Where to Shelter...
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Posted on 05/08/2024
2454 Rockbrook Ln, Manteca, CA 95336 is now new to the market!
Welcome to Del Webb/Woodbridge 55+ community. This is your chance to own a slice of paradise in the highly sought community. You'll love the like-new luxury features: large ensuite primary bedroom, crown molding, granite counters, 9ft ceilings, plantation shutters, counter seating, coffee bar. Included are washer/dryer & refrigerator. The immaculate home is situated on a large, private lot in a park-like setting. You will enjoy the covered patio, two additional seating areas for entertaining, low maintenance landscaping, crushed granite paths, drip irrigation, raised planting beds, & numerous fruit trees. Take advantage of the...
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Posted on 05/06/2024
The Perks of Buying over Renting
Thinking about buying a home? While today’s mortgage rates might seem a bit intimidating, here are two solid reasons why, if you’re ready and able, it could still be a smart move to get your own place. 1. Home Values Typically Go Up Over Time There’s been some confusion over the past year or so about which way...
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Posted on 05/06/2024
What's Motivating Your Move?
Thinking about selling your house? As you make your decision, consider what's pushing you to think about moving. A recent survey from Realtor.com looked into why people want to sell their homes this year. Here are the top two reasons (see graphic below): Let's take a closer look and see if they’re motivating you to make a change...
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Posted on 05/05/2024
What to do during a power outage
Power outages happen for a variety of reasons like storms,...
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Posted on 04/29/2024
Is a Multi-Generational Home Right for You?
Ever thought about living in the same house with your grandparents, parents, or other loved ones? You're not alone. A lot of people are choosing to buy multi-generational homes where everyone can live together. Let's check out why they think it’s a good idea to see if it might be a good fit for you, too. Why People...
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