It’s getting to be that time of the year quickly around the country, for Christmas trees are going up, holiday shopping begins, and we map out our Black Friday plan of action. Between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, there could be a lot of packages being delivered to doorsteps between now and Christmas. Don’t become a victim of holiday theft. It can be so easy for packages to just disappear off of your front steps costing you money, time, and causing stress. Here are some easy ways to prevent package thefts this holiday season. [Read more…]
When looking for a house to buy you’re probably not in the market for something that looks like it’s ready to fall down, but, are you passing up a virtual goldmine? Think of it this way, instead of shopping for a dream home, maybe you should be out looking for a dream a discount. [Read more…]
Scams are out there in full force, now more than ever. We do everything we can to protect ourselves just when we think we have a handle on it, something comes along that we haven’t thought of before and we need to learn and prepare for that scam.
Scams are all too common in the real estate world but there are a few common ones that we see on a regular basis. Here are some of the three most common real estate scams to look out for. [Read more…]
Ready to build plans, existing homes and lots in Gale Ranch’s newest communities Alita and Carmela. Quick, move in ready homes start at $1,551,142 featuring 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 3500 square feet. [Read more…]
Buying a home in the Tri-Valley area? Maybe it’s time for an upgrade? But there are a lot of questions to be answered. Here are some of the most common from people moving to a bigger home. [Read more…]
The most recent and hottest trends in flooring are hard surface floors, but there are still many reasons to lay carpet in your home. Even if you don’t want carpet in every room of your home you might find you prefer the softness and insulation of carpet in some spaces. Today’s carpet choices are more varied and stylish than ever before. Some designers are even bringing carpet back into the style scene. You may be surprised what you find and just how stylish carpet can be. [Read more…]
This is a common concern right now; we’re scared to sell because we also have to turn around and buy. It’s a great time for agents because houses are selling so fast! Hey, wait a minute, not so fast. That’s not necessarily true because inventory is down, competition is extremely high, and a lot of homeowners are in the same situation, scared to sell because they have to turn around and buy. Sure, if you are a seller going to the rental market or moving to a different location altogether, selling is easy. Heck, you practically don’t even have to put a sign in the front yard before the home is sold (as long as it is priced correctly). [Read more…]
If you’re reading this article you’re probably already concerned with your carbon footprint. But, whether that’s turning off the lights when you leave the room or reducing your programmable thermostat when you’re not at home, telecommuting can still be a drain on your energy source. [Read more…]
If you’re in the market for a new home in San Ramon, a condominium can be a charming and convenient option. Condos are often less expensive to buy than houses or townhouses, and they can offer conveniences you might not otherwise be able to afford. Yet there are caveats to condo ownership, as well.
Five things to think about before buying a condo: [Read more…]