California is becoming the first state where renewable energy is mandatory. Solar panels are the mainstream form of energy and the states Energy Commission is expected to approve new energy standards that would require solar panels on the roofs of nearly all new homes, condominiums, and apartment buildings from 20/20 onward. There may be exceptions for homes that can’t fit solar panels or if the roof would be blocked by taller buildings or trees. However, if this is not the case, all new construction will require solar panels. [Read more…]
Moving can be a pain, but with these quick tips you can move and relocate easier than ever before. But the key is starting early. Here are my top 10 moving hacks.
If you are considering purchasing a home in San Ramon or surrounding communities most likely you will need a home loan. The very first step in looking at properties is to get preapproved for financing. This puts you steps ahead of others that have not done their financial homework, and it shows sellers that you’re a serious buyer with your financing in place. [Read more…]
Considering purchasing a home in San Ramon or around the Tri-Valley area? Are you a senior citizen looking to buy, rent or potentially lease a new property? Here are some of the top home buying mistakes that seniors can make when considering purchasing a new property, home or condominium. [Read more…]
It seems there’s a new scam that pops up almost every day. Whether it’s someone calling about the viruses on your computer, is to your Microsoft account, or wanting you to send money to Nigeria, there will always be someone out there looking to scam you. It’s important to know what’s going on so that you can prevent it from happening to you. [Read more…]
A buyer’s agent is that unknown entity that most first time buyers don’t even know about. Most people head out into the real estate world, scared and uninformed. A buyer’s agent is exactly that; an agent for the buyer.
When a homeowner lists their home they call on the knowledge of a listing agent. This agent draws up a contract to sell the property. The listing agent markets the property and can even bring the buyer. BUT a buyer’s agent is only for the buyer and represents the buyer’s side throughout the process, not the seller. [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…]
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…]