There’s been a lot of speed bumps put in the way of Home Sellers and Home Buyers over the last year. Many have put on the brakes due to fear of elevated mortgage rates. Granted, the recent record low rates are fading into our rearview mirrors, but the record highs in the 18% range in the 1980s isn’t even on the radar at this point. Today we take off our emotional blinders and put on our thinking caps to explore if NOW is a good time to buy a home? Need assistance with a home purchase or home sale? Contact us and let us help get you started on your home journey – www.RealmREGroup.com
Bay Area home shoppers – mortgage interest rates are on the rise and your competition has dried up as much as the reservoirs in California’s drought – should you retreat as well, or are numbers and circumstances lining up in your favor? I’ll give a quick outline of what’s happening in our local market and why interest rates aren’t the only factor you should be looking at in this economy.
For Sale By Owner, or FSBO, is when a home owner opts to forgo hiring a Real Estate Agent to assist with their home sale. This week, we’ll go over the potential pitfalls of this strategy, and if the payoff is really worth it, or even obtainable for the average home owner. www.RealmReGroup.com – we’re always available for you Bay Area real estate questions. Thanks for stopping by!
California ADUs, Accessory Dwelling Units, are the California legislature’s answer to its urgent housing shortage across the State. We’ll give a general outline of what an ADU is, how CA State Senate Bill 9 might benefit you, and toss out some ideas of how to capitalize on an ADU in relation to today’s Real Estate market – particularly for Bay Area homeowners.
Link to the CA Accessory Dwelling Handbook from the CA Dept. of Housing
Hi friends! This is a short video on the importance of Wills & Trusts – what they are and why you need them.
If you’re thinking about Estate Planning and you don’t plan on having a Will or a Trust, or they aren’t high on your to do list – then you’re not really planning, you’re just ignoring. Neither of these things is difficult to get written up and sign – and they’ll protect your assets for both you and your family.
If you’re considering Estate Planning or are shopping for a home or needing to sell a home in Concord, CA or the surrounding communities in Contra Costa County – please feel free to contact us – we’re here for your questions www.RealmReGroup.com
This is a part of our estate planning series for elderly living transitions. In this video we discuss what a conservatorship is and why you might need one – vs- why you may want to avoid it all together. As always – we are here for your real estate needs in the Concord, CA and Contra Costa County real estate market. www.RealmReGroup.com
Have you been nominated or volunteered to assist an elderly or ill family member move or transition from their home to downsize or move to assisted care? We have 6-tips to help you with this task. This is one of a series we will be doing with tips to navigate estate planning issues with specific regard to real estate for elderly family members.
We can assist clients in the Concord, CA area with real estate planning issues for elderly residential transitions – www.RealmReGroup.com
How is that someone who checks their credit score with a generic credit monitoring service, which shows a 720 score, winds up getting denied a home loan application? In this video, we’ll attempt to clear up some confusion between credit scores and credit models – yes, they are different!
Need help with your real estate goals in the Concord or the Bay Area’s East Bay….contact us and let’s talk.
If you build it, they won’t necessarily come….not very cinematic sounding is it ?!
This week we’ll talk about home upgrades for home sellers. There’s a lot to think about when selling your home – choosing a realtor, inspections, contingencies, escrow, open houses, counter bids, timing – buyer vs seller markets, getting ready to move, etc. Take a little control when it comes to making smarter decisions about where to invest time and money for upgrades to your home with the goal of return on investment (ROI). In this video, we’ll nudge you in the right direction with some simple, tried and true tips on some do’s and don’ts of home upgrades for home sellers.