Real Estate Advice

What is an ADU in real estate terms?

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“Great location, huge lot, perfect for ADU!” Have you seen or heard this term thrown around lately? An ADU in real estate terms is an Accessory Dwelling Unit. The surge in ADU popularity is due to the Bay Area housing shortage. These “granny flats” are nothing new, but in areas with tight housing inventory, they’ve […]

Real Estate Market Updates

A Let-Up for Prices?

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Are Prices Starting to Top Out? A study titled “the Buy vs. Rent Index” published by Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Florida International University (FIU) says it’s so. “Housing markets are slowing, suggesting that we are nearing a peak in housing markets around the U.S.—but this is good news, as we are pulling back from […]

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5 Ways to Save on Energy Costs in 2018

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Energy savings can be as easy as air-drying dishes or using florescent light bulbs. Follow these 5 tips, and create a more energy-efficient home. Wash laundry in cold water. If you wash your clothes in cold water you might be surprised to learn that you’re in the minority. Around 60% of Americans wash their clothes […]

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New Year, New Homes: A Homebuyer’s Guide

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Like much of the country, the East Bay is plagued with a short supply of housing. The National Association of Realtors reported recently that inventory for pre-owned properties is down 10.4% from last year nationally. But demand and price is not predicted to decrease, Javier Vivas, director of Economic Research for Realtor.com forecasts home prices […]

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Housing Confidence- A Glimpse

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Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) did a study regarding housing confidence this past August.  Their survey of both home buyers and sellers discovered a clear contrast between the two.  The share of homebuyers surveyed for the Index who believe “now is a good time to buy” fell 5% points to 18%.  On the […]

Listing of the week!

Stunning New Construction Mediterranean Villa in Lafayette

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You don’t want to miss seeing this home!  Unlike other homes you’ve seen, the quality of construction, craftsmanship, design, and detail-is unmatched!  ​From the European Oak Floors, to the arched entryways, to the extended ceilings throughout the home, this Contemporary Mediterranean-style home is designed to captivate both new and rustic sensibilities. The gourmet kitchen with […]